Few people are aware of the meaning or purpose of their eating patterns and tendencies; most simply parrot back what they have been taught about the reasons they have addictions or compulsions.
I'd love to tell my daughter that I have always loved my body. That I have never abused it to lose a few pounds. That health has always taken a front seat to vanity. I'm not going to tell this lie to her.
In our fast-paced world, we are used to looking for quick-fix solutions to our health challenges, not realizing that these "solutions" in fact may contribute to our problems.
Like many women, I've often distilled body image into a series of cold hard numbers: pounds, dress size, calories, carbs. But it wasn't always this way. In fact, the first time I realized weight would be an issue in my life, it was all about words.
I love my body. Despite constant messages piped into our brains telling us we're not supposed to, I f*cking love my body.
When it's hot outside and you're keeping active, dehydration can leave you feeling light-headed and disoriented. Cooling off with refreshing beverages can keep your body hydrated and your waistline intact -- if you know which ones to drink.
Yes, I understood why you cried at the picnic table at 370 pounds. Because on March 30 you weighed 450 pounds. You have lost 80 pounds so far this year. Today you were able to actually sit at the picnic table. A table you have not been able to sit at for years.
Overindulging isn't just influenced by food choices. There's ample research to suggest healthy eating is a highly sensory experience, and everything from the color of our plates to the sounds in the room may trigger a mindless binge.
Let go of your negative associations with eating, with certain foods, with weight and expectations. Stop depriving yourself. Stop trying to define moderation. Stop placing blame and instead choose to be mindful.
A simple online search will yield numerous bloggers emphatically singing intermittent fasting's praises for fat loss, increased stamina and vigor, improved focus at the gym and at work, breaking plateaus and, with this latest study, immune health.
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The argument for an emphasis on actual foods rather than manufactured ingestibles masquerading as such garners little opposition from entities not directly involved in selling the latter. Such entities, however, have access to the best marketing talent money can buy.
It's time to realize that no diet is ever going to work in the long run. The only answer is to learn how to slowly change those habits. Habit change is a slow process, but the only way to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight for the rest of your life.
Just like you can be disappointed with your kids and still love your kids anyway, you can be disappointed with your body and still love your body, anyway. Disappointment does not have to "erase" your love.