The weight loss industry is an almost 70 Billion Dollar a year business. So the question is this. If so much money, time and effort is being spent to get smaller and healthier why are 73.7% of American men and 66.9 % of American women still overweight and/or obese?
According to The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) More than 2 out of 3 American adults are overweight or obese. ( 70.2%) 1 in 3 are considered overweight and 1 in 3 are considered obese.( click the links below for an accurate breakdown.)
Anyone that has spent a life time dieting knows that what we put in our mouths is only a small portion of it. I have lost and gained more weight in my life time that i care to admit. Been on every diet known to man. and in my experience. the only time that weight loss was effortless was when i was happy and didn’t diet at all.
I have to agree with Geneen Roth with her “for every diet there is an equal and opposite binge.” comment ( which book i don’t remember) because i have found it to be true.
When we are emotionally open. Allow ourselves to be vulnerable. Learn to nourish ourselves without food. When we find out what is emotionally missing that the food fills in. The weight comes off with out so much effort.
It is less about the “diet” and more about the need to learn to emotionally connect with ourselves. Learning to say no, learning to love ourselves like we love others. With consideration, kindness, patience and passion.
Until we learn to treat ourselves like we would treat those whom we love the most, the yoyo dieting will continue and the disappointment will prevail.
The best way of eating for you is the one that helps you feel nourished inside and out.