Don't Get Fooled Again!
Brainwashed by the Diet Industry
If you have ever been on a diet, lost and regained weight, and blame yourself, you've come to the right place. You will NEVER read about foods to avoid, exercises to burn calories or other ways to drop 20 pounds of weight in any amount of time. That's because everything you believe about dieting, every diet book you've read that promises you a new sleek, sexy body is lying to you. I'm not selling you a diet book, but reality and escape from hating yourself because you are over some pre-defined weight that these slimy self-serving people set.
And yes, I do have proof. If you read the research by UNBIASED researchers who are not paid by the Diet Industry to get findings that support their lies, you will be shocked! In fact, the program NOVA on PBS had a very informative special report on FAT that you should DEFINITELY watch!
Health At Every Size
HAES, or "Health At Every Size" (see below) by Lindo Bacon, Ph D. (yes, that's a funny name for someone who writes about dieting!) is really an expose about Diet Industry practices that has robbed you of your dignity and feelings of self-worth. I cannot recommend more highly that you buy this book. Take your time and read it, even underlining in your own copy so you can go back to those pages and re-read the information that is going to shock and amaze you. If you can do it with an open mind it will change your life. I'm not kidding.
Gaslighting You For Profit
The Diet Industry is "GASLIGHTING" women! The term comes from an old famous movie where a husband is manipulating his wife to make her believe she is going crazy. He purposely makes their gas lamps (it's an OLD movie) get brighter and then dimmer and denies that anything is happening. He tells her something is wrong with HER! The movie had such a profound effect on the public that the word "gaslighting" became a psychological term to describe this insidious method to harm and control another person.
THAT is exactly what the Diet Industry is doing to you. You know from all the times you dieted, that the weight eventually comes back. But the diet industry is happy to "gaslight" you by blaming you instead of telling you the TRUTH. 95-98% of ALL DIETS FAIL to keep the weight off. What other industry could sell that works TWO PERCENT of the time and still make $60 BILLION a year.
It's time that you learned the MYTH-information that the diet industry is feeding you to keep you trapped in a vicious cycle of dieting, losing weight, regaining weight and dieting again. It's manipulative and crazy making!
After each time you diet & regain the lost weight,your weight set point goes HIGHER!
Is Mindful Eating the New Solution?
Maybe you’ve heard about “mindful eating”? It’s the newest thing in how to control how much you eat. It’s not a diet, even though most of the Gurus teaching it look pretty thin to me. Mindful Eating, or "intentional eating" is a way of eating mindfully, or intentionally, focusing your attention completely on your food, and the signals your body gives you to tell you that you are hungry or full.
Mindful eating, also known as intentional eating can be a wonderful way to fully enjoy your food, and not have to follow a “one size fits all” method to determine how much to eat, what to eat, or when to eat. Mindful eating can help you to eat exactly how much your body needs to eat- when you are paying attention.
Why Mindful Eating Doesn't Work
If you still have a diet mindset mindful eating, also known as "intentional eating" is going to be very difficult for you. The reason is that if you can't stand your body the way it is, you will have trouble giving in and eating "bad foods". There are no bad foods, or good foods. But you still have a mindset of not wanting to gain more weight. Even unconsciously you will avoid eating everything and paying attention to what your body needs and wants. You have to develop trust in your appetite and your body's signals. That takes time and help from someone who understands this process.
Furthermore, stress can throw you off track when it comes to mindful eating.
Eating comfort food is the stress relieving response for many people! You come home from a work after being stuck in a long traffic jam. Your boss just gave you work that has to be finished by tomorrow night. You walk in to your home and your kids are fighting, the house is a mess. You forgot to stop by the store and pick up ketchup. You know your kids are not going to eat their hamburgers without it. Your head is pounding.
Sure you can eat mindfully right now- N O T! You head right to the refrigerator to the chocolate fudge ice-cream, that you have been eating mindfully for over 2 weeks (and so proud that it lasted this long because you've stopped restricting yourself and are eating mindfully). But tonight the rest of the container lasts about 10 minutes.
STRESS is the cause of Emotional Eating
Mindful eating can only go so far. It's wonderful to help you figure out how much and when to eat, but it's not going to stop emotional eating.
The basic cause of stress eating is dieting! And the basic cause of dieting is dissatisfaction or hatred of your body the way it is!
So the way you start dealing with giving up dieting for REAL is to start accepting your body right now- not WHEN you lose weight or are a size that you think is acceptable. You will never be able to eat intentionally until you accept your body and yourself the way you are.
That's not to say you prefer to be heavier or fat. But there are some things that have an almost zero chance of changing. Do you beat your head against the wall and continue to pursue what is impossible? That's a real cause of unhappiness. You must accept and deal with the life you have been given and find a way to be happy in spite of it.
Live the message of The Serenity Prayer. It will change your life for the better.
Until you learn to manage the stress that sends you to the refrigerator, you will continue to gain weight. And if you read more about diet myths in Health At Every Size , you'll realize that once you gain the weight, it's virtually impossible to get it off permanently. You must get control of it NOW.
Can you imagine what your life will be like in the next months and years if you can't stop stress eating?
You DESERVE a happier life! You can do it! I can help. Reach out to me for personal coaching to make a break-through to a happier life.