Actually, I know the answer to my own question. They lie because they know if they tell us the truth most people will never get off the couch. So they tell us that thirty minutes a day is enough exercise. This is totally bogus. The problem is, people do those thirty minutes and when nothing happens they give up. I know. I’ve done it a thousand times myself.
The fact is, you need at least an hour a day 5-6 days a week of cardio, PLUS three weight training sessions per week to lose weight. When the weight comes off you need to work out more NOT LESS. And an evening stroll isn’t going to cut it, though it’s better than nothing. You have to work, and work hard. Intensity is the name of the game.
If we were told this from the jumpstreet, sure, some of us might never start, but there are those of us that want to get it done and are tired of the bullshit. Just be straight with us. We’ll do the work, just as long as we see results.