Diet With An Attitude

An approach to weight control that delves into attitudes about weight, shape, appearance, and health. It requires a re-alignment of America's infatuation with food and painless dieting.

Saturday, April 02, 2005

What is Diet With An Attitude?

Diet, weight control, weight loss -- the American obsession. A nation of the overweight and obese, we spend more money on diet aids, exercise equipment, gym memberships, and appetite control aids than the entire budget of some third world countries. Are we successful? Considering that the average weight continues to increase and our children are becoming more fat and less healthy, we could answer no.

What is the problem?

As a nation, we are infatuated with food. We have a more intimate relationship with what goes into our mouths than the spouse who shares our bed. Every month, there are millions of searches on the Internet for weight/diet products. What is the largest -- by a huge amount? Diet pills. We are looking for a painless way to control our binges. We gather recipes and a strong of diets are issued which promise "delicious and tasty" foods to soothe our spoiled palettes.
Doesn't anyone get it? We don't need tasty and delicious foods. We don't need diet pills. We don't need effortless diet plans.

We need to change our attitudes about food. We need to be ruthless on ourselves when it comes to carbs and calories and sugar. No, Virginia, low carb Peanut Butter cups are not the way to the svelte, slender figure we crave. No, Don Juan, six packs of low carb beer do not create six pack abs.

Wake up and get a grip! Weight control is tough; it demands persistence, pain, and denial.
Once we internalize that, and not until then, are we ready to make changes.

Salut!

2 Comments:

At 5:31 PM, Blogger She Unlimited said...

We published your article at She Unlimited Magazine http://www.sheunlimited.com

 
At 9:23 PM, Blogger Virginia Bola, PsyD said...

Thanks, She Unlimited.

 

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