Change or Die


Are You Capable of Change?

There is a very interesting book out there called Change or Die by Alan Deutschman about how, even in the face of certain death, people are unable to change their behavior. He backs it up with some pretty solid science, but the ultimate conclusion of the book is that even when one’s life is on the line the odds against someone making the necessary change are 9 to 1. Ouch.

Don’t Be Afraid to Copy

Let that sink in as you contemplate the obesity and diabetes epidemics. It’s not like the answers aren’t out there. I mean, I know that there is a fair amount of conflicting info, but as with all things in life, find someone who has achieved what you want to achieve in life and do what they did. Our own Ron Kane talks about this in his post The Secret to Dying Young. And this notion was something that we talked a lot about when we were developing the Quest protein bars. We felt like we had really found the answer that people were looking for. A low carb bar with all of the right ingredients that also tasted great. But would people who weren’t already eating low carb go for them? And more importantly, if they did, would they make a change serious enough to impact their long-term health. The answer of course, is that some do and some don’t. But 9 to 1? That’s heartbreaking. As a guy who loves to see other people succeed, it really is heart-wrenching to see people struggle with staying on course. I can understand that some people will struggle, but the vast majority?

Drew Carey Did It and So Can You

What got me thinking about all of this was an article in People Magazine about Drew Carey (I refuse to be ashamed that I was reading People Mag. ;-)). The man has dropped 80lbs since January this year. That’s INCREDIBLE by anyone’s standards. I mean, that’s practically Biggest Loser-type weight loss (LOVE that show. I just pretend that they don’t all gain the weight back afterwards.).

Drew was diagnosed with Type-2 Diabetes, and is quoted in the article as saying “It sucks being fat, you know”. Great quote. As a former fat man, I can totally relate. He went on to say, “I’m not diabetic anymore. No medication needed.” How did he do it? No carbs, of course. I guess that he’s the 1 in the 9 to 1 odds. Very impressive.

Tell Us Your Story

We’d love to hear from you, dear reader, about whether you’re the 9 or the 1. Do you think you could change if your life depended on it?

If you’re overweight and ready to see which group you fall into, grab a free sample of our Quest protein bars and get started with the low carb lifestyle today.