When I asked the Today Show audience this, I received 3 death threats. Kathy Lee Gifford was afraid someone might shoot me. Luckily, i survived and went on a world speaking tour for the next 3 months talking about how Mental Toughness is the answer to the obesity epidemic. How about you? Are you fit or fat? If you’re fat, are you ever going to get fit? How long have you been lying to yourself about this? If you think you can handle it, watch this short video I shot yesterday on this subject. It may just save your life.


Steve Siebold
Author and Professional Speaker since 1997. Past Chairman of the National Speakers Association's Million Dollar Speakers Group. Author of 11 books with 1.4 million copies in print.

4 thoughts on “Will You Die Fat?”

  1. On a scale of 1-7. I’m about a 6. I’m a personal trainer at a private studio in Orlando. For me personally I workout 5 days a week. I eat pretty clean. I could focus on cardio more to bring myself to a 7. According to a strength test I took I’m stronger than 87% of men my age that took the same test. I’m always learning and trying to lead by example. I’m excited about the future both physically and financially as we are talking about opening another studio here in Orlando. Our Moto is “Let’s start the journey” Start today and stick with it !

  2. @RJDavis says we should be “concerned” and “always be focusing on the steps we can take to attain the best functioning body we can get”.

    It’s a great idea but a best functioning body, or fitness, has more to do with the type of exercise you engage in and how you move, while fatness has more to do with what you swallowed, the amount you swallowed and time of day you swallowed it.

    I’m fairly fit (not fat) but I’m also overweight by about 15 lbs. I workout regularly and indeed, as a CFSC, people pay me the big bucks to teach them how to take care of themselves and develop a best functioning body through fitness. But it’s the mentally UN-tough decisions I make about what I’m putting in my mouth that has me overweight. When I really want to lose that 15 lbs, mental toughness will cut through the fat like a hot knife through butter.

    @ Steve… congrats on your (and Dawn’s) recent and continued good fortune. I won’t die fat! Been there; done that!

    Blessings and Be Well,

  3. Steve, I’d take this one step further. I am fit and thin. However, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes earlier this year. Rather than take medication, I have drastically changed my diet and added weights to my workouts. The result is I am now diabetes free. Do I miss eating things I love like ice cream, chocolate, bread? You bet ya! However, I know that those days are over if I want to live a healthy long life. Unfortunately, I hear too many people refuse to make the changes they need and they continue to add medication. Eventually the medication must increase, they are unhealthy, and will probably have an early death. Changes aren’t easy but I encourage people to get mentally tough if they really want to be diabetes free.

  4. It seems to me that everyone should be concerned about health, exercise and diet. Sometimes the need to be concerned is secondary to a lifestyle forced on a person by the structure of his lifestyle. We can recognize our status and always be focusing on the steps we can take to attain the best functioning body we can get.

    We can pause to reflect and organize ourselves. By motivation, relaxation, concentration, visualization, and direction we can begin to be educated on our future goals toward a healthier mind and body.

    We all have the ability to be mentally tough. Let’s do it now.

Comments are closed.