As a kid I had tons of pets from rabbits, to lizards, to dogs, and many more. Never once did I have a pet fat. Yes, you read that right… now a new technique for dieters is a pet fat to be placed in your fridge as a reminder to those who over eat. If you are a visual person then I think this might strike a cord.
With every indulgent bite you took this holiday season, you told yourself you’d really get serious about fitness for this year’s resolution. Remember the turkey and trimmings, Christmas cookies, candy canes and mixed drinks? Now you’re starting to feel it (and see it too). So what’s your plan this time around?My Pet Fatfrom Jay Jacobs is a practical way (for inactive people) to keep your second round of resolutions. Created by a once morbidly obese man who understood how hard it is to stick to a workout program and/or diet, My Pet Fat is essentially a reminder of what you are or what you will be if you keep eating those Big Macs, Whoppers and Cinnabons. I like to call this one the ‘Gross Out Diet’, because staring at a piece of fat day in and day out is, well, GROSS!
Here’s my suggestion: Instead of dropping cash on equipment you’ll never use or classes you’ll never attend, try a more can-do approach.
Overtime and through repetition it’s conditioning will help you to make better choices, moment to moment, day by day. Take it along with you to the gym to stay focused, or work out at home with it, bring it to lunch… and by the way, these babies are anatomically correct replicas, so you might be surprised to see what 1 pound of fat actually looks like!
Jay’s company slogan is, ‘Fat is all in your head.’ I agree except, of course, when you’re trying to fit your fat ass into some low-rider jeans (source).
This diet tactic may verge on insane; however, it might just be crazy enough to work! Never underestimate the power of conditioning. The best way to keep you on track is with constant reminders. I think it might be cute to have a pet fat … I’m going to name mine Bertha.
(CES, PES, CPT, BS)