Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Scale "god"

I noticed in the July14, 2009 issue of Tennessean newspaper that the "Shopping Diva" highlighted a super accurate scale that "may make the weekly weigh-in easier"!? The diet industry has lead us to be live that those 3 magic numbers on that hunk of metal is wherein lies our self-worth. The scale is "a" barometer of health, but certainly not a great one. That is it. Nothing more. Many of my clients have bowed down to "the scale god" everyday, multiple times per day in order to determine everything from whether they will go out with friends, to whether they are worthy of consuming the next meal. These are perfectly intelligent, successful, kind and lovely human beings allowing on this inanimate object to rule their lives. If weighing oneself could irradiate obesity, I am quite sure we would not be the fattest nation on earth.
Challene the diet mentality that keeps you in bondage. You are more than a number. Pursue a healthy (not perfect) relatonship with food, eating and activity. You won't need a number to tell you when you have arrived at the "middle ground". I think you will love the location!

Monday, July 13, 2009

"I've Been Bad"

How many times have you heard someone say "I was so bad last night" when talking about what they ate for dinner? Where does that come from? Food is not a legal or moral issue, yet the diet industry has told us otherwise! Worse yet, we have believed that lie. It is time to challenge that diet attitude that often leads to being trapped in the "all or nothing" cycle of dietary restriction, binge or compulsive eating and then restricting food again. Challenge yourself to remove the words "good" and "bad" from your vocabulary when speaking about food. You will find it harder than you might imagine. But, oh so freeing!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Welcome to The Middle Ground!

Go to any bookstore and look over the sections dedicated too books about diets and weight loss. Your head will spin. These books are filled with gimmicks, tricks, ridiculous rules and some outright lies. The truth of the matter is that over 90% of people who lose weight by dieting (following dietary restrictions that are not real life) gain the weight back. Ditching dieting will lead to peace of mind, a more balanced relationship with food, eating and weight and better physical health. This is a process. There is no quick fix or magic potions.
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