Lose Weight and Keep It Off With This…

UPDATE: Since I wrote this post I have recieved comments and several email complaints telling me that I was wrong.  So I have written THIS POST as a followup to this one.

No, I am not going to recommend a book, or a product of any kind.

But to be honest, I was shocked to see which book was number one for the word DIET on Amazon:  SEE HERE

If you want to achieve a SUSTAINED weight loss, which is to say you want to lose weight and not have it come back again, there is really only one way to do it.


#1  Eat Healthy

Eating healthy means eating fresh fruits and vegetables along with lean meats such as poultry and fish.

DO NOT eat the bad white’s:  Bread, pasta, rice, potatoes and sugar.

What you want to eat is FOOD, not man-made food-like substances.  Don’t over eat and have as much vegetables as you desire, it is pretty hard to consume too many vegetables, especially green ones.

#2 Exercise

I know you didn’t want to hear this, but there is no way around it.  If you want to be thin, and waaaay more important if you want to be HEALTHY and live a long healthy life, you have to move your body.  Research shows that a minimum of 20 minutes a day, but for best results you really should shoot for an hour a day.

That may sound like a lot, but you can break it up into smaller pieces through out the day.  Take a 20 minute walk before work, or better yet walk or bicycle into work.  20 minutes of walking on lunch and your already 40 minutes done.  Now you just need to find 20 minutes when you get off work and you are set.

If it is important to you to be healthy, fit, energetic and live a long time, you will find the time.

How many stupid TV shows have you found countless hours to watch?

Pretty easy huh?  Okay, so maybe not so easy, but I dare you to find someone who eats healthy and exercises 60 minutes a day who is obese.  All these miracle diets that come out each year do allow for weight loss, but it is never permanent unless  you incorporate the two things I covered here.

Some of the stuff on Amazon does look good, but some of it is hilarious:  Amazon Link


Hope that helps!

Wishing you a fit and healthy new year,




– John Derrick




  1. Jason

    I am not sure if people want the truth John.

    Just wanted to let ya know that I enjoyed this post

    1. Author
      John Derrick

      Thanks Jason.

      I know for many years I certainly didn’t want to hear this truth. I was always looking for the next best thing and new secret way to burn fat.

      None of it ever worked for me until I combined eating healthy with exercise.

  2. Leslie

    That is not fair John. Some of us need more help to loose weight. I couldn’t do it on my own which is why I tried products until one worked.

    Jenny Craig was a joke because of the bad food and atkin was super unhealthy. I am happy and loosing weight on diet solution now. It tricks the body into releasing fat while keeping muscle.

  3. bigJim

    I cant do it on my own so it not that easy for me. This is an area where I need help

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  5. Joronda

    I began walking on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays – and slowly built up to 3 hours at a time. After a year I had dropped from 94 kgs to 78 kgs without dieting. I went in a 24-hour walking race, expecting to get tired after 6 hours, but I managed 169 kms (4 marathons)and won the race. I remain injury free from using the principle of time-on-my-feet and easy-does-it for 6 months, before making any effort to speed up deliberately.

    Long distance walking forces all your 529 muscles, 206 bones, tendons and ligament to progressively get stronger, and you sleep really well at night. On your 4 rest days, your body grows stronger automatically, and your self-belief goes through the ceiling.

    1. Author
      John Derrick

      Congrats Joronda!

      Wow, 3 hours at a time.

      That is one crazy race and a bery big accomplishment. I am sure with movement like that you can eat pretty much whatever you want.

      I think we all forget that this is how our ancestors use to travel. If a tribe of people traveled any distance at all it was all done by foot. It is how the human body is designed.

      Keep it up Joronda, you are an inspiration to us all!

  6. superpsychicspychick

    That’s an unfair statement to make…especially for someome like me: someone diagnosed with a bad thyroid. Trying to lose weight with a faulty thyroid is exactly like trying to push a car with the emergency brake on; you can push with all your might and are lucky if you even get anywhere. I’ve busted my ass at the gym and became a calorie nazi, only to lose weight in my face & boobs, making me look like I was a flat-chested crackhead while the parts of me I was working so hard to shrink looked exactly the same. All diet & excercise does for me is MAINTAIN, NOT lose. You know how difficult that is? Not only mentally, but physically & emotionally! I feel like a prisoner in my own body. You OBVIOUSLY take your good health for granted, John,
    by so smugly and cavalierly “enlightening” us all that it’s as simple as common sense….when for some of us, it’s a little more complicated than that. You’re not a doctor, and you haven’t experienced the frustration and grief of living with a metabolism that will not cooperate no matter how hard you try or what you do…so I presume it’ll go without saying what I think of your opinion 1hich you mistake for “common sense”), and where i’d like to tell you to stick it…

    1. Author
      John Derrick

      Sorry to hear that your thyroid is “faulty”.

      I would never recommend “busting your butt at the gym” or becoming a “calorie nazi”, but you are correct in that I am not a doctor and I do not pretend to diagnosis or treat any disease.

      You must be new to my site and/or my newsletter because if you read some of my past articles here you will find that I have lost over 100lbs in about a year and know that all of my teen years, my twenties and some of my thirties I struggled with a weight problem.

      I do NOT take my good health for granted. I earned it, and I reversed it and cured two diseases that were told to me to be “incurable”.

      I used my mind to do it. I have since realized that my mind is in far more control than I ever realized.

      My story on that is here:

      In the past I starved myself and GAINED WEIGHT…. starving yourself is damaging to the body and it slows the metabolism to a crawl.

      Have you looked into combining the law of attraction (and positive thinking with visualization) with one of the top 5 weight loss methods online:

      I have been where you are now. I understand your pain and frustration, but your anger at me isn’t going to help your situation any.

      Never underestimate the power of the mind to change the body. What do you have to lose?

      Wishing you all the best,

      – John Derrick

  7. SuperPsychicSpyChick

    Nice move, turning the discussion into an upsell of one of your products lol.

    Not sure what “advice” you have on how to proceed for someone who doesn’t even have your “discount” price in their own bank account lol.

    1. Author
      John Derrick

      Not sure what you mean by upsell since I have never sold you anything. That link is where I have shared my story in case you did not already know it.

      You don’t have to own The Secret Course in order to use the law of attraction.

      Start using the tools most people begin with, such as affirmations or a vision board. There is a wealth of information available on this site. Hundreds of articles that are free to read.

      As for Thyroid problems, have you ever discussed walking with your doctor? Walking at a slow pace for 1 hour a day has shown the ability to reset the bodies base metabolism. This is a slow walk that you should be able to hold a normal conversion while doing. Not aerobic. Perhaps this would be useful to you?

      What I did when I was told there is no cure, was to visualize myself cured while doing activities that I normally would not be able to do (in my case I saw myself ridding a bicycle and being healthy) and THEN, after doing that for weeks, I found things in the “real world” which supported my vision and miraculously allowed me to be the way I saw myself when I was visualizing.

      Thought first, then action.

      Sure, I can’t fit an entire course of materials into the small space of this reply, but this is more than enough to get you started.

      See yourself how you want to be as if you really are that way (not wishful thinking) and the universe or God, or however you want to phrase it, will deliver it in a unique qay just for you.

      Good luck with your creating!

      – John Derrick

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