Short term diet or a way of life?
Probably you, as many of us (especially women) in some point of your life have been dissatisfied with your weight. Whether was your discontent reasonable or not, most of us have reached numerous times toward quick fix diets, that usually don’t do nothing. Well, they do, but short-term diet has short-term results. As soon as you get back to your old (bad) habits, the lost weight comes back as a boomerang. And we wonder what are we doing wrong? Not to mention thinking, reading and Googling for solutions to be skinny, fit or whatever without lifting our respectable behinds from our living room couches. Whole industries are based on our laziness and misinformation.
We never liked to act all mighty and all-knowing, and preach about what people should or should not do. Almost every time somebody tries to do that, it backfires on them and people still do everything the same. Nobody really changes if he or she doesn’t really wish to do so. Even if their health is at stake. There is nothing you can do about it, besides building resentment and judging without understanding.
Is your love that much strong? To respect choices of people you love even if you know that they are harming themselves? This is some tough stuff people. Recently we learned that your love is not excuse to change the life path of the people you love. You can be an example, and hope that they can see that as something worth fighting for…
Knowing that other people have their own paths, and that they are always complaining about walking them, even in the face of obvious help, and a sea of information nowadays… To be ignorant in this day and age is a choice.
And there are those who want your help. But they have their own vision of how you should help them. Which has nothing to do with them doing anything. That childish “Oh, make it not so, and I will continue to do everything the same” attitude, that is harming them, and then yourself if you happen to choose to involve yourself in their hell.
There is only one thing to say to people like that.
This is probably going to sound a bit harsh, but here’s the truth: “You eat too much (crappy, processed) food”. The food you didn’t cook, with labels and ingredients that if you got yourself to read them, wouldn’t know what half of those even are. It is fascinating to us how many of the people who are close to us are just satisfied with a label on a packaging saying ‘healthy’. “Well, that must be it then. If it clearly says it on the package, that must be what I’m looking for…”
Then, you sit on your ass all day long, watching reality TV, talk shows, superficial nonsense with an expiring date measured in nanoseconds. Yes, You. Don’t pretend otherwise. For a while we shared that couch with you. It’s a comfortable one, isn’t it? Well, too bad it does not do anything good for you. Start being responsible for your life and health. No one will do that for you. Nobody should do that for you. There are many things in our lives that we have limited or no control over. Then, for the things you can influence, don’t you think you should do something about it? Don’t let genetics, lack of time, money etc. be your excuse. Fight against all odds! Fight for yourself!
There is no quick fix diet. There is no magical way to overcome suffering by doing the same harmful stuff, over and over again. There is no anyone who can or should help you to be happy! That is your responsibility and you should be glad to accept the challenge.
Diet should be, and it is the way of life. It is the ultimate way to shape your consciousness, and your body alike. It is not a medicine you take when you end up with health issues. It is not something you do before the summer, nor something you do after the holidays. You cannot fake it by labels. And it is not hard. And it is not happening overnight. And your body is beautiful throughout it all…
Nobody is saying you should change everything overnight. Gradually switch from one unhealthy ingredient to a healthier one, to a healthier meal, a whole day, two… Soon, your own body is going to recognize that you are trying to help it and it will help you, too. It will tell you what is good and what’s not. All you have to do is listen to it and stick with your change. Always keep in mind that it is for your own good and be patient. Good things are coming your way!