Fitness and The Boiling Frog

Have you heard of the “boiling frog?”

If you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will of course frantically try to climb out of the pot. But if you place the frog gently in a pot of room-temperature water and turn the heat on low, it will float there quite calmly. As the water gradually heats up, the frog will sink into a tranquil stupor, exactly like one of us in a hot bath, and before long, with a smile on its face, that frog will unresistingly allow itself to be boiled to death.

If you are overweight and have been for some time, think of yourself as the frog. The water is getting hotter and hotter as you gain more weight…