I like to share a snippet from my e-Book: “Your Diet Diva Gone Raw” Chapter 2: Why diets don’t work
“It’s true you can lose weight on diets, sometimes even more than you expected. The problem is gaining all those pounds back again, plus extra, which is all but inevitable. Fact: very few dieters manage to sustain their weight loss, particularly a dramatic one. You undoubtedly know diets don‘t work, but think the reason is your lack of willpower. That‘s like blaming a diabetic for their inability to metabolize sugar. The reason diets don‘t work has nothing to do with self-restraint and everything to do with the way the mind functions in its thought and the body chemistry make-up. Let me repeat that the number one reason why your diet fails you is due to your mindset…Notice how we put moral labels on food? We give it such power. Heck, I tell myself even though I made a mistake does not mean that I am a mistake. The situation with food is: we all make mistakes. We cannot all know about nutritional science. The problem with most dieting is that most people think because the diet failed them that they are a failure, and need I get into how that plays a role on our self-worth?
On another level, control brings on a level of food obsessions. Whether you are having a ménage-a-trios with Ben & Jerry‘s ice cream due to loneliness, or boredom, it still comes down to one thing: the food has control of you. We are fixated with how we want to look rather than how the foods will make us feel. Often we are very rigid in our attitude. It becomes us. Food comes to seduce us, take us away from the root of the problem. In any case control is not necessarily the main issue; control is the symptom. The core issue is powerlessness. We give away power to the food, to the media hype; we buy into hidden messages. What you resist persists! All these corporations are cashing in on our battle with food. Now who has the power?”
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