I was watching a Richard Simmons infomercial the other night.
This man is extremely successful, as are the adherents to his weight-loss programs. Although I don't go in for dancing to "Mame" or other Broadway hits, you can't argue with success.
The point is, the core of Richard Simmons' weight-loss strategy is:
1) Exercise aerobically, including a little strength training.
2) Count calorie and nutritional intake (he has a very clever "window" counter that keeps track of your food intake.)
3) Positive thinking (tell yourself something good about yourself today.)
I have a few comments.
1) Keep up the good work, Mr. Simmons!
2) Biking, reading food labels and speaking/thinking good thoughts will also be effective. I believe in Mr. Simmons' program because I followed the same principles (without actually buying his videos.)
3) I support anyone who helps people to know they can win the weight battle without gimmicks or drugs, and who charge next to nothing for a product that works.
4) Buy a bike. It works, too!