You are probably thinking you have to diet to lose weight. But nothing could be further from the truth. With rare exceptions, most people were born with normal weight bodies. But, later in life we turned to getting on a diet. Dieting causes the body to go into survival mode. When you diet you have a strong biological urge to eat large amounts of high calorie food. Sticking strictly to a rigid diet causes the body to override all intellectual controls. It makes your body to crave certain food intake and minimize energy burned.
Diets have set us up to fight against our own physical survival, the body's most basic instinct. As a comparison, think of how difficult life would be if you had to go to the bathroom on a rigid schedule. What if you only allowed yourself to urinate 3 times a day? At 8 a.m., noon, and 6 p.m. you could release exactly 5 ounces. You'd measure it to be sure it was the right amount. If you needed to go more, you would force yourself to wait until the next scheduled time. And too bad if you needed to go at 10 am, hold it until noon. You would be miserable. Your body would have a very difficult time complying with this schedule. It would be extremely unhealthy and things would probably get ugly.
Failing to stay on your diet because your body refuses to starve does not make you a failure. It means you're human.
Think of how children live, we can learn a lot from them.
We all have the natural ability to take care of ourselves. We just have to remember. We just have to get back in the habit of listening to our bodies. Remember, a normal body weight is your birthright. It was stolen from you. Now you get to take it back. So stop thinking of yourself as forever fat. You are not doomed to either being overweight or to being on a perpetual diet for weight loss. Let overeating and overweight fade into the past. Once you stop dieting and accept the body you were born with, you can return to your unique and normal weight.
This does not mean that everyone will be model-thin. The endless pressure to be very thin is a big part of the problem when it comes to weight loss. But, remember that some bodies are meant to be soft and curvy. Others are naturally sharp and angular. We are variously stocky, tall, fleshy, muscular, sinewy, short, etc. There is wonderful beauty in diversity.
Accepting and loving the unique beauty of your body will heal you and set you free. Be like a child and delight in the body you have. Cherish the power in your muscles. Enjoy the feeling of being alive here on this planet. Let go of having to look a certain way. Be yourself. Let someone else try to be like the models or celebrities. The world will be a better place if it gets to have the real, unique, special person that you are.
Believe in your own healing and weight loss method. Believe that you can live easily and naturally at your own ideal weight. That faith is a huge part of what will set you free. Eating normally is completely natural. Deep down, all of us know how to do it.
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