I was squatting within the toilet (it builds leg muscles, okay?) in the locker room at the gym when I saw the flyer and had the official meltdown: "Super Slim Pomegranate... shed massive levels of body weight... easy weight loss... new, easy way to your perfect body... no dieting or gym requirements necessary for fast weight loss."
Are you currently serious? People really fall because of this stuff? And why would a gymnasium be promoting something that discourages gym memberships? As my grandmother would say, "What's this world visiting?"
Then I came home, jumped on Facebook and discovered a promotion of Thin Stick, something that's supposed to reduce cravings and promote weight loss. super slim pomegranate diet pills
Okay, I was seriously about to really have a major meltdown, when I picked up the most recent issue of Intelligent Life and was transported to a place where real women eat real food without most of the drama. Yes, I'm speaking about France, where the women don't get fat, and they eat chocolate.
The French culture has instilled self-respect and self-love in to the fabric of one's life. It is a culture that doesn't mind indulging, realizing that food is one of many indulgences that can be purchased in an abundant universe. They decrease and enjoy life, not decrease good enough to consume, then beat themselves up, then work 80+ hours a week, and then feel guilty about not spending time with the youngsters, that has them rushing to the fridge to stuff another negative emotion down.
They trust the rhythm of life, but most importantly, they trust themselves.
However, our culture has taught us never to trust our innate wisdom. Instead, we turn to so-called "experts" who seem to have contradicting theories about how exactly to feed our bodies. We're treated like mad animals that must be protected from ourselves. Why does it not genuinely believe that we could be trusted around a plate of brownies or mom's homemade mac and cheese? I'll tell you why. There's HUGE money in keeping us deprived and then unleashing us into a world of food where we are emotionally and physically starving. Then, like knights in the night, they throw us a Thin Stick to save the day, which, incidentally, isn't free.
Women (I'm screaming over here), learn how to trust yourselves and not the experts. You do not need Super Slim or Thin Stick. The thing you need is to love yourself, and sometimes which means broccoli and other times, it might mean an item of red velvet cake. Many times, it's not food at all, but a more deeply need that may never be filled if you should be chasing "slimness" with a Thin Stick. Superslimstore.com
OK... I feel much better now. The meltdown has concluded.
Tonya Leigh Williams is an instructor, speaker, and writer. She's focused on empowering women to generate amazing lives and bodies without dieting, deprivation and drama. Her passion is helping women find freedom from body image, weight, and food issues. Tonya teaches the secrets of naturally slender people, coaches women on normal eating without deprivation, and shows women how exactly to simultaneously transform their health while also living at peace within them. She's helped women shed weight, gain clarity and purpose, and step right into a new life without any struggle.