Overweight and Power
by Jane Thurnell-Read
Are you unhappily overweight? Do you
despair of getting to the right size and shape for you? Is it because you’ve
given away your power?
Do you let
others decide on your portion size?
When you eat in a restaurant, buy a
ready meal, buy chocolate or an ice cream, do you let the producer decide what
is the amount you should eat by finishing whatever the portion size happens to
be? Next time you’re in a restaurant take back your power and decide for
yourself when you’ve had enough.
Do you let inanimate objects decide
whether or not you’re a good person that day?
Do you weigh yourself, and feel bad if
you haven’t lost weight, letting the scales determine how you feel about
yourself? You know your weight will fluctuate from day to day anyway. What’s
important is the overall trend. What’s even more important is what type of
person you are, not how much you weigh.
Do you let
others decide what your weight should be?
Do you look in the magazines and on the
TV, and accept what the media say is an ideal weight? Think about the cost of
being that slim. Remember that many of the pictures are digitally enhanced and
that the photos are taken by experts who know how to flatter.
Do you let
your parents decide what you are now?
Did your parents show you love through
food? Were you made to eat up all the food on your plate? Do you still behave in
the same way around food, even though you’re a grown up and allowed so many
other things to change? Think of all the things that have changed in your life
since you were a child, and decide to write your own programme around food.
Do you let your age determine what
Do you believe that “all women” put
weight on when they have babies, or when they reach the menopause? Do you
believe that “all men” get fatter as they get older? Weight gain as you get
older is often because you do less. Get more exercise, take up a new sport –
there’s lots of other benefits than simply weight-management.
Do you let science decide why you’re
Do you believe that it’s “genetic” and
that there’s nothing you can do about it? If you believe that, then that is what
will happen: you’ll come to look like the rest of your family. Remember that
genes only set the framework of what you are – the rest is up to you.
Take back your power, and the control
over what you weigh.
Jane Thurnell-Read believes that life is here to be
enjoyed, and that being healthy and happy is how we are intended to be. Visit
her web site
http://www.healthandgoodness.com for well-researched, unbiased ideas and
infos for your life. The web site isn't trying to sell you anything - we just
want to help you to be happy and healthy.