Co-workers can be cruel or helpful. Sometimes they try to be helpful, but because they are unaware of insulin resistance they end up sabotaging your weight loss goals.
Read Mike’s heartbreaking personal story excerpt from the book, Become a Fat-Burning Machine:
Many years ago, during a summer internship in New York, my boss heard that I was bothered by the weight I’d gained in college and how out of shape I was. He volunteered to be my trainer. I was young, so this didn’t seem weird to me at the time. I thought of it as a good way to spend more time with the boss so I agreed. He took me to his fancy gym, and as soon as we got there, he put me on the scale. I was mortified to see what I weighed, and embarrassed that he knew as well. He spent the next few weeks making me run on the treadmill until I couldn’t stop sweating. It was truly gross. Afterward, he would take me to Papaya King, the local juice place in New York, and buy me a “healthy” banana shake to recover. I would burn off 300 calories at the gym and drink 500 calories as my recovery drink. Not good, but at the time I had no idea the sabotage that was happening. Needless to say, I gained weight that summer. My boss—maybe to save face—assured me it was muscle. I know better now.
Perhaps people in your life are trying to help, but they are unknowingly helping you gain weight. Do you have a similar story to share?