With every new diet, America just keeps getting fatter.

August 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Reconnect

Our ancestors weren’t aware or worried about carbs and fat intake. They ate what they wanted and it generally was a good square meal. They did not analyze the foods that were available as so many of us do today. With all the dietary studies, we know much more about food than our ancestors did. It is now mandatory to label all the ingredients in the packaged foods we buy. The one exception, of course, the produce department — where foods are in their natural form. With all this knowledge — the reading of labels — learning what is best for us to eat — obesity rates continue to climb.

It has been proven to me that the answer to obesity is much deeper than our layers of fat (or the lack of). The answer is much more effective than all the numbers that we calculate and read on our bathroom scale. We must look into our soul; into our inner being for the key to the weight problem. We need to connect with our mind, body and soul, not just flesh, bones and muscle mass.

Take a look at all of the diet-oriented food out there. There is low-fat, no-fat, sugar-free and low carb. What have we got left? Some people seem to think the answer is a few leaves, nuts and twigs. Yet society, as a whole, is getting heavier from this continuing attempt at deprivation (diet), which just causes a yo-yo effect of weight loss followed by weight gain.

Exerpt from the award-winning book Lose the Diet. Copyright by Kathy Balland. Get Lose the Diet now on Amazon!

  • Winsor Pilates

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