False Diet Claims
I’ve just come off Facebook and feeling passionate about sharing my thoughts about the latest diet and fitness ads showing up in my news feed.
I can clearly see how, a few years ago, I would’ve been totally taken in by the promises given in these ads. Mind you, Photoshop didn’t really exist then, so I might be forgiven for believing I could actually look like that!
As I mentioned in my book, I do believe that I was addicted to diets. The research, planning, scheduling, shopping, preparing, storing and serving up these plans gave me such a buzz. But it was a vague hope in there that I was addicted to. Like abusive-relationship tendencies, I’d always believe that this one would be different. That if I could just lose the cellulite on my thighs, I’d be perfect.
When Diets Worked
The truth? I did lose it. Yes, the cellulite. Twice:
Once using recreational drugs and slimming pills, hardly eating anything from Friday until Monday. The other time was with a well-known slimming club. I thought I was eating healthy, but it was always compromised with calorie-counted microwave meals full of unnecessary additives, diet coke, and coffee.
The other time was with a well-known slimming club. I thought I was eating healthy, but it was always compromised with calorie-counted microwave meals full of unnecessary additives, diet coke, and coffee.
Not only did I lose the cellulite on my thighs, but I also lost my boobs (classic British pear shape), my marriage and a part of my soul. I thought I was happy, more confident and a better person. Externally I was doing well – great job, house, car and social life. But like any physical or material gain, it was a mission and I was trying to hold onto it. It was at best, unnatural. I wasn’t getting anywhere nearer to the real issues. I was off in another direction completely.
Worst of all, I was grooming my daughter on what was unacceptable and not.
And now, on reflection, it was all so wrong.
If you know my story, you’ll remember that my mother’s death from breast cancer was the turning point. That was my kick-up-the-bum, slap-across-the-face-with-a-wet-fish, big a-ha moment. Some of us have to hit rock bottom before we can recover and discover a radically different way of acting and reacting in the world. I hope that you have enough information to make a change to your life now. You do not need to wait.
A Dream of Honesty
I hope and believe that in the next few years, most of the diet industry will be regulated in some way. There’s a big enough trend now towards body image, body shaming and body-positive trends to change the minds of the press, of advertising executives and even governments.
It’s slowly gaining momentum.
If you disagree, visit my website. I’ll pass on all my good and positive findings of this very-necessary shift.My dream is that one day:-
My dream is that one day:-
– Before and After photographs will be deemed and politically incorrect
– Tampering with photographs to sell diets, pill, and plans will be illegal
– The success of a diet will be judged on how long someone can keep the weight off
– Manufacturers of these products will have to be clearer about the effects of the ingredients of these products. Companies will be held accountable for unsubstantiated false diet claims
– Crash Diets will become obsolete as binge eating and yo-yo dieting are replaced with healing the emotions that cause them in the first place
– Slimming Clubs will shift focus to primarily on health in mind as well as the body, as means to losing weight
A lot of what is out there is just Commercial Claptrap! I want you to know that there is already another way. It starts, at some point, with you saying, three words – “enough is enough.”
When Enough is Enough
I would love you to come back to the happy, confident person you naturally are, without effort. That doesn’t happen on the weighing scales every morning, with a tape measure around your bum or realising that you have exactly 147 calories left to indulge in a slimmers cereal bar. I promise you it doesn’t.
To get more insights on the path of emotional healing, you can read my book:
BodyMAGIC! – a Blissful End to Emotional Healing – more information HERE.
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Whatever you do, keep loving yourself!