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Do you wonder why you get drawn in every year to the mad mad feasting over Christmas, then Fast or starve for the New year?
Every year is the same isn’t it? Beginning around the first of December, it is “Eat drink and be Merry, for January 1st; we DIET!”
How many of you are swearing that you will never do it again? That you will go on a diet to end all diets, and never put on weight again.
But there is a way out of this never ending cycle. Where you can enjoy your food; all food, but understand your body and what it really wants.
These two books will set you on the path of freedom from dieting. They will also point out why we are all in this state of health in the twently first century. How to sort out the conflicting advice, and decide for yourself, with some knowledge of why you are in the trap, and what is best for you. It seems that every writer, club or expert, claims that their diet is the way to go. But these two books will make you become aware of why we behave as we do around food.
They are not special diet books, nor do they tell you what you should eat. They simply inform you of the politics of Dieting and also how food has evolved into the state it is in now.
Once you become aware of how you are being driven to eat the foods that you know are not contributing to good health, then you are on the track to food freedom.
Just to let you know that as promised these two books are FREE on Amazon for the next three days, starting today 2nd January.
As a writer and blogger and somewhat in my everyday life, I am an expert in two fields. Dieting or not, and anything connected to death.
It suddenly struck me today that there is a sort of link between them. Take Dieting for example.
Some people get into worrying so much about their weight that they do indeed die. That is the case with the psychological disease anorexia. This dangerous condition is often started with the desire to be thin and develops into a full-blown fear of food, any food.
But I would like to point out at this time of the year especially, that it is time to put dieting to death or rest.
It is the same every year, isn’t it? Feast until you drop over Christmas and the holiday season, then go on a diet to lose weight. How futile is that?
But this trend is mostly political. Do you think that you would indulge so much every year if there were not so much temptation? Do you think that you would feel the need to diet if you did not see the adverts to diet, by the same people who gave you all the foods that tempted you in the first place?
Isn’t it time to be able to make your own choices, and let your body tell you what it wants, rather than be thrown off course by all the conflicting advice out there?
How did we get here? How did we become a society that is led by the Food giants and corporations to eat the foods that are doing the damage?
Because I too was a victim of this sort of thinking for forty years, I have written two books on these subjects. I am now into my sixth year of taking control of my diet thinking, and even though I have not been perfect, I reckon myself to be an expert in the subject.
And if I can get the technology on Amazon right, they will both be promoted FREE from January 2nd for three days. I will post another blog when they are available, but for now, can I Ask you to ponder over what I have said?
Meanwhile, if you are in a hurry, you can buy them. Or of course you can browse and see what they are about and wait until January 2nd.
For over forty years, I considered myself a victim. To;
My Self Image
My ugly body
The fat on my body
Foods that just triggered me off
A compulsion to just carry on eating, even when full
Dieting to get rid of the fat and feelings of loathing
My fat belly
It took me nearly a life time to discover the root of why I have always had this battle. One of them being that as a child I was always being told to tuck my tummy in, and as a 14 year old I was issued with a corset to keep it in.
This message was not only coming to me from my Mother, but from my gran and also a teacher at school who was the ring leader in calling me GubGub after the pig in Dr Dolittles adventures.
I don’t blame any of them now, but I did for a long time, even of I was unaware of it.
Many new regimes of eating in our modern days, look at the physical side of control. But there is another deeper side to it all. Much like trying to run a car that keeps breaking down. Just filling it with more fuel, or a different type of fuel, will not fix the problem if it is the battery that is flat. So it is with humans. If we keep just thrusting down feelings, memories and resentment, we will never get to the root of the problem. Our batteries will always be flat.
Getting into the right place is not necessarily just about looking great. When we have an “inner” glow, we can look fantastic.
Part of my inner work that freed me up was forgiveness for all those people who gave me a false message, which I lived by.
I have had quite a journey over the years, some of it exciting, some not, but always challenging.
It is a wonderful thing to be free of the tyranny of forever worrying about my shape and my looks.
How do you go about finding that inner glow, which gives you confidence in yourself, and frees you up from the necessity of the “Forever Diet?”
Fat has been demonised for over thirty years now. During the 1980’s this demonisation was taken up by the Food and Diet Industry, and big bucks were made.
Yet it has never been proved that fat was bad, with the exception of transfats, which are toxic.
Baby Boomers, those born between 1945 and 1965 were the ones who became convinced that the only way to keep weight off and be healthy was to eat low fat foods. Later generations then inherited the myth and our stores are still full of low fat or fat free products.
People are often shocked when they hear that fat is not so bad after all, and somehow they cannot bring themselves to enjoy higher fat products.
I probably need to add that its the combination of fat, sugar and additives that are damaging peoples health, so don’t go lathering butter on your bread or malt loaf!
It is worth knowing that because many of us who were sucked into this myth, are suffering the results with early skin problems.
Did you know that fats and oils are ESSENTIAL to the body. Fatty acids are building blocks just like protein is.
They are beneficial to our skin, vision, brain function, bone density and hormone production.
Make sure they are healthy fats, and that includes butter! Contrary to popular belief saturated fat does not go straight to our arteries.
There is so much information now, much of it is contradictory, the media confuse people too. Do the research yourself and find out.
You will find out more by reading my book about the politics of dieting and food.
Today I thought you may be interested in looking at the positive side of calorie restriction.
If you follow my writings and books, you will know that I advise people not to count calories.
However what I do say is that we need to be aware of them.
There are some regimes around that encourage people to just eat as much as they like as long as they eat natural foods, without any additives, or processing and have been adulterated out of all recognition of how food was meant to be consumed by humans.
This is so true!
Many people find that once they do eat naturally they do not crave more food than their body needs, so the amount of calories that they consume is reduced automatically.
This will work if you have never had problems with bingeing, sugar addiction, or eating disorders.
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As we grow older, the body naturally reduces the appetite. So therefore we need to trust what our body is telling us, and eat less.
We all have a source within us that is not being heard or listened to.
As history has progressed and we have moved further away from nature and that source, we are losing the ability to be aware of what our body actually needs.
Have a look at how aware you are as you grow older.
One way of telling if you eat too much is whether you suffer from indigestion!
If you eat a moderate amount of natural foods then this will not happen.
(However the body may be suffering from digestive disorders because of the abuse we gave them with the onslaught earlier in life, even if we did not binge, but simply ate the wrong foods. It is never too late to change that.)
So when you hear about restrictive intake of calories, just remember that the essential thing is to;
Be aware of what your body is telling you.
Only eat natural wholesome foods.
Stay away from sugary, starchy, processed junk.
Watch your portions.
Stop eating when you are full.
Then the calories will take care of themselves without going to the extreme measures of plates full of nothing but leaves!
In the days of the internet, thousands of books, television and newspapers, we have all the information and knowledge that is available to us, yet many people just sit and claim that their ill health is someone else’s fault.
Claims are made that they are confused with conflicting advice. “They say one thing one minute and another the next” is heard so often in conversations.
Even articles in the newspaper can be confusing as we read them. Just this week I read an article on a new book about gut flora and obesity. Part of the article was to say that beer can be good, and the writer would have said something along the lines that beer has plenty of flora in it.
But the journalist then made his own little extra box, with the headline. “Good news; beer is ok!” and went on to say that wine and beer are healthy. Many people would not bother to find out what that was all about and claim that the paper said that it is ok for us drink alcohol.
The point that I am making here is that we all need to do our own research using the tools that I mentioned earlier.
You might then say that all this information can still be confusing.
I agree. So what to do?
We have been given by nature and God, the ability to use our own wisdom and judgment. These days He has given us some fantastic tools to go along with that. Do you ever get a gut feeling about something?
You may be reading, or watching television, and you get this feeling that something is not quite right.
I bet that before now you have been talking to someone and you know that they are lying. Where do you think that feeling comes from? It is commonly known as our Gut feeling, or instinct or intuition. I have heard it called discernment too.
Or even more importantly how far within ourselves are we willing to look?
How willing are we to think, really think, about what could be the answer?
Do we just sit back and let others tell us what to do?
Do we just jump on the next seemingly good idea that comes along?
Then blame “them” when the diet fails, or we cannot stick to our new healthy way of living.
Another idea that springs to mind is the story of a famous runner, whose name escapes me, who, years ago encouraged many to take up jogging, then died of a heart attack. So many people then gave up running or would not take it up because it seemed that running was dangerous.
How many of those people actually bothered to find out the facts themselves?
Most of us have the ability to find out for ourselves what the truth is.
Then to follow our intuition about what is right for each one of us. Therein lies the key! We are all different and have different needs.
Not just on a level of “That sounds good, I’ll try that.” But by finding out for ourselves and using our intuition.
So are you going to find out what is the truth and be conscious about your choice?
I will examine where consciousness comes into it on another blog. But maybe this one will give you food for thought.
You have the inner ability and wisdom to find out for yourself what is right for you!
According to Dictionary.com the definition of Willpower is;
Control of one’s impulses and actions; self-control (noun)
The definition of Addiction is;
The state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming such as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.(noun)
So if you are struggling with problems of feeling out of control, and are wondering what it is that is keeping you in this trap of unhealthy habits, perhaps it is not a matter of will power.
You may make a decision that you are going to eat healthily, give up smoking, give up alcohol, or come off certain addictive drugs.
You have used your will power to make the decision.
Then you have to tackle the addiction.
Giving up smoking, alcohol (if you have become aware of a problem in your life with this substance) and drugs is certainly not easy.
I have been through giving up smoking and coming off anti-depressants.
I tackled them with recognising the problems they were causing me. (Decision to use will power)
Then I was forced to recognise that will power on it’s own was not enough, I was addicted!
I had to recognise this because of the pain I experienced when stopping.
After a lot of struggle and difficulty I did it. But I had support from the GP and certain nicotine aids.
I recognised that I had an addiction that needed to be changed.
But there is another problem that society is not getting to grips with.
You can get help and support for coming off drugs, alcohol and smoking, but are you getting support for the food addiction?
The folllowing is a typical scenario.
You have been told to eat more healthily. The reasons may be varied, such as obesity, Type 2 diabetes or certain bowel disorders just for a start.
You may get more appointments to see the practice nurse, diabetes clinician, or even a dietician. But they are for the illness or disease.
Most times the professional does not recognise that you have an addiction to food! They believe that it is all in the mind and you just have to use willpower!
Which brings us back to what I was saying about willpower and addiction.
The decision to eat in a healthy way lies with you! No one else can make this decision for you.
Now comes the hard bit. Everyone is giving you different advice, the media, friends, diet books, the NHS or other government bodies. No-one can agree with what is best. When you go back to the nurse or clinician, you feel a failure because you have not stuck to the diet!
There you are in the middle and don’t know where to turn.
But even with all the advice in the world you are still not being recognised as a FOOD ADDICT.
Yes, there is such a thing.
Yes, you will have withdrawal symptoms when you give up sugar, and all the other junk that is in a product that is called food, but actually is not real food!
No! It is not just a matter of willpower!
So the secret is to recognise the ADDICTION, Own it and ask yourself what help you are going to get?
As a Life Coach specialising in helping to change your thinking around food, and lifestyle choices I can help.
I cannot cure you, or make the decision for you. I will not tell you what to do.
But I can guide you in the right direction, help you to find resources and be a mentor in your day to day experiences.
MOST OF ALL I CAN HELP YOU TO RECOGNISE RESOURCES WITHIN YOURSELF THAT YOU ARE UNAWARE OF.
Obesity among young British women is the worst in Europe.
A programme on British Television on 4th September 2014, investigated this phenomenon.
I am not going to be among those people who blame the women!
They have had enough of that already.
The people that I would blame though are the ones who seem to be ignoring the truth!
We are constantly hearing the mantra Eat Less and Do More
If it was that simple, we would not now be in the midst of such a mess.
There are now many studies, books and papers, showing that controlling your weight is not just about calorie counting and getting more exercise.
Do not get me wrong though.
Yes, it is healthy to be aware of your calorie intake, but not to be counting them and relying on this to control your weight.
Zoe Harcombe, Gary Taubes and John Briffa have researched this. So you can look this up for yourself.
Also, it is healthy to keep active and to do certain exercises. But this will only tone you up and will not make you lose weight.
You have to walk a mile to burn 100 calories. Have you walked a mile lately?
Assuming that you are eating a healthy diet, then that would be the equivalent of an apple! .
Imagine if you had a doughnut, which is laden with 400 calories, are you willing to walk 4 miles to burn that off?
And that is working under the assumption that the doughnut is the only thing you ate.
The surgeon being interviewed who was operating on these women, commented that surgery was the only answer.
Not true, my friends.
With a combination of;
Eating only real food, avoiding starchy, processed foods and anything with sugar in.
Looking at whether you could be intolerant to certain foods, or addicted to them.
Sorting out your beliefs and how you think
This could be the answer.
It is not easy, but it is certainly a better answer and it is a far better alternative to having your body cut up and taking away how nature designed our digestive system.
So sorry, but surgery is not the only answer.
If only the NHS and other Government bodies in other countries, would be more open to what we, the people who are working hard and have been there ourselves struggling with weight and food issues, have to say. Then we could all move on.
Apparently this gadget counts the number of bites you take per day because a person consumes an average of 11 calories a bite for women and 17 for men. So you can count how many calories a day by counting your bites!
Sounds good in theory. But I don’t see this working as how will the gadget know what you are eating?
There is also an idea of a talking plate!
OK; same goes with this of course.
Why can’t Scientists concentrate on finding out more about what many-many people are finding DOES work?
Keeping an eye on your sugar and carbohydrate intake.
With all the controversy going on about low this and low that, what works, what’s ethical, and so on, they would be better putting their energy and resources into that.
What’s more, one of them could be in for the Nobel peace prize, because the person finding the answer to Obesity and its problems will surely get one.
Having said that, the answer is staring them in the face, so what I think people are really looking for,
is the lazy way to control their weight.
Because leaving out sugar, keeping your carbs low, keeping active, and changing their ways are too much like hard work!
So perhaps the Nobel peace prize will go to the person who finds how to lose weight the lazy way!