The Big Fat Lie
The answer to safe, permanent, weight control starts with the brain.
One of the most important things that I can do here is point out what I like to call, “The Big Fat Lie“. This is the belief that somebody overweight may have, that they can never achieve healthy, permanent weight management. The reality is you can.
Let’s talk about the little white lies that add up to “The Big Fat Lie”. Here’s a dirty little lie – I like to call it the miracle sham lie: That somewhere out there, someone has invented a magic bullet, like a miracle chocolate shake or a miracle herb, that could help you to burn fat while you sleep.
And the next miracle breakthrough that is just waiting to be discovered is the gullible and ignorant lie. I call it the lie of needs. “I need stimulants, I need diet pills, I need diet drugs, I need herbal capsules, I need cellulite lotions, chelated mineral gum, I need body wraps, I need hot pepper rubs, I need miracle potions and even very strong laxatives!”
What is the reality? The reality is that miracle substances at best are an unnatural crutch, and at worst, they are dangerous. We weren’t made to become addicted to some drug, whether it’s prescribed or a so-called natural miracle supplement. Look around us at the dismal failures of lost health and greater weight gain from such foolish so-called miracle and magic bullet band-aids and products of the weight loss industry.
And then we have the lie of evasion. It goes like this: “I don’t have any energy. I’m just too tired to exercise and change my diet, and I just get sicker every time. I’ll hurt myself if I exercise. Even my doctor told me to be more careful and to watch what I do. I get dizzy when I walk. “Who knows the injury I could cause myself if I were to actually go out and begin walking?”.
What’s the reality? The reality is: What your doctor really knows and has shared with you, is that you’ll only get more energy and balance if you exercise faithfully and correctly. You just need to go about it sensibly. You see, exercise is not the opposite of energy; exercise IS energy. It brings you greater energy. The more you do the more energy you have, the less you, the less you are capable of doing.
And next is a horrible little lie. I call it the “Join the Club Lie”. You see, somewhere out there, someone has created an easy system that will take over the responsibility for controlling my weight. There’s a fitness club and then a numerical system. There’s a weigh-in session, an emotional support group, there are high-priced frozen weight-loss dishes, a fad diet, a type of mono-food fasting, calorie counting, a so-called ‘simple system’ I can spend money on and work diligently at, with the others in the group, to make myself thin.
What’s the reality behind this? It’s time to get real. It’s time to go back to nature. It’s time to cut the processed foods, to start eating from nature’s table, to drink water, to get out in the sunshine, to do a little regular light exercise and to STOP looking for miracles.