Over the course of my training existence, I have read many books in the weightlifting, bodybuilding, strength training, and diet realm than I care to remember. Especially when it comes to diet books and specifically how to lose weight and get in shape.
Most books will give you a methodology of why the specific diet or fitness program works, followed by a plan to follow. All of these books were cookie cutters with some reasoning as to why this was the IT program. All of the diet and health books I read were the same until I came across this one called Die Fat or Get Tough.
This book is not your typical diet, health, and fitness book. This book kicks you straight in the ass and channels your mindset to take the first step to go from being fat to getting into the best shape of your life. A truly motivational read to say the least. Die Fat or Get Tough draws distinctions between fat people and fit people.
Each of the 101 differences gives a no frills, pull no punches look at the differences in thinking between fit people and fat people and explains why fat people have a victim mentality and constantly make excuses. Each difference is numbered in the book and gives a close look at the thinking differences, gives a “Fat Loser Quote”, a “Critical Thinking Question”, and follows up with an “Action Step”. Examples include:
Fat people eat for pleasure… Fit people eat for health
Fat people are waiting to be rescued from obesity… Fit people know that no one is coming to the rescue
Fat people are afraid of being fat… Fit people aren’t afraid of anything
Fat people see food as their enemy… Fit people see food as their friend
Fat people believe obesity won’t kill you… Fit people believe obesity won’t kill you tomorrow
Overall, this book is very informative not to mention entertaining. If you have read any of Steve Siebold’s other works such as How Rich People Think, and 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class, you will notice a common theme among the books. The general premise is that fat/average/poor people have a victim mentality and constantly make excuses for why their lives are not what they want them to be. Meanwhile, fit/above average/rich people go for the jugular, create their own path, and live their lives on their own terms. This is truly the life of The Pride!
Read any or all of these books. I guarantee you will not be disappointed, and you will be ready to change your mindset from victim to ass kicker in no time.
Rise up and stay strong!!