" For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. " Song of Solomon

March 20, 2008

Eating vs Dieting

I read a good post today at Weight Loss Without Worry and want to direct you to it. Click here for some helpful insight.

What Dr. Becky points out on her website about our issues of food and control have been some of my issues. Thinking I had no control over food just led me to give up. Demonising categories of food and restricting them made them more desirable to me. That is something I had to "kick out" of my thinking.

Not dealing with the mental and emotional "things" that spur us to eat can keep us from getting a handle on our real eating issues. And while the common issue that eating more calories than we use will make us store fat in our body is true, our personal issues that dictate our own eating habits are varied and unique to each one of us.

While most have a difficult time getting rid of excess body fat, some appear to have an easier time of it. Perhaps they've figured out some things others of us haven't. There are however many variables that figure into the equation...and hence we must each work toward cracking our own code.

"....there have been many times when I have shed bitter tears, when if I had understood the situation better, I would have celebrated my good luck instead."


I am not a doctor and all information, suggestions, etc are my personal opinion only.