Images like this one are insulting to my intelligence and the intelligence of every single fat person on the planet. Images like this one continue to reinforce the lie that food makes you fat. FOOD IS FUEL. Food is required by the body. The body honestly doesn't care what form of fuel you give it. It only … Continue reading This Image is Insulting to my Intelligence…
This post is way past due. I'm so frustrated I am honestly about to SCREAM!! I hear it every single day. I also read it somewhere EVERY. SINGLE. DAY! "I'm doing all I can to get as many calories out of my diet as possible but I'm still fat." We have been so incredibly programmed … Continue reading If I hear one more person demonize calories I’M GONNA SCREAM!!
Did you know research is showing that weight has little to do with wellness? This means that we've been focusing on the wrong thing. It is part of the bigger wellness picture.....it's just one small piece. Science is showing that fat people live longer, healthier lives than thin people UNTIL they lose and regain weight … Continue reading The Truth About Wellness and Dieting
The first step to recovering from dieting is to REJECT THE DIETING MENTALITY. What exactly does this mean? This means breaking all the "rules" of dieting. Here are some rules that I'm happy to be breaking daily: 1 - "Always eat breakfast." That's right! It's perfectly okay to start your day without breakfast. If you're … Continue reading 5 Ways to Reject Dieting
Everyone is looking for someone to blame in the "war against childhood obesity" and yet no one seems to really understand that situation enough to see - or want to see - the truth. There are many to "blame" in this situation but blame isn't going to fix the problem. As a recovering dieter, I … Continue reading 5 Ways to Create Obese Adults
Dieters rely on external things to regulate eating, sticking to a regimented food plan (ie food tracker), eating at the “right” time, or eating a specified (and measured) amount; whether hungry or not. Dieters also confirm progress by external things, primarily the scale, asking, “How many pounds have I lost?” “Is my weight up or … Continue reading Step 3 ~ Get Rid of the Dieter’s Tools
FORGET WILLPOWER: Susan Z. Yanovski, M.D. has said, “While no doctor would expect a patient to “will” blood pressure to normal levels, physicians frequently expect their overweight patient to “will” their weight loss by restricting their food” We’ve all heard it “all you need is will power and little self-control.” In a 1993 Gallup Poll, the … Continue reading Step 2 ~ Be Aware of Diet Mentality Traits and Thinking
In the best-selling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen Covey popularized the concept of paradigm shifts. A paradigm is a model or frame of reference by which we perceive and understand the world. In the world of weight management, dieting is the cultural paradigm by which we attempt to control our … Continue reading Step 1 ~ Recognize and Acknowledge the Damage that Dieting Causes
The primary source of fuel for the human body is food. When the body is receiving food regularly throughout the day it gives clear signals when it needs more fuel and, when the body receives the best fuel possible (good, healthy, natural, whole foods), it has all the energy in the world. It is able … Continue reading Reject the Diet Mentality – EAT!!