“Kelly David Brownell (born 1951) is an American scientist, professor, and internationally renowned expert on obesity-”
Does that leave you a little perplexed?
Why would I take advice on obesity from someone who is obese? Is that harsh?
Maybe he will discover some magic pill that will solve obesity. Great.
But until then, my dear diet-weary friends, let’s try some good old fashioned common sense.
Reconnect eating with hunger.
If you can do that (and you can) you will free yourself from food obsession. And food obsession is what leads to the bingeing, especially post diet, that causes rapid weight gain.
Do we need to go over this again? When you diet, you completely alter your relationship with food. You eat things you don’t even like, when you are not hungry. And, then you don’t eat anything when you ARE hungry.
This may sound innocuous, but it isn’t. Your instinct to survive is primal and when you mess with your caloric intake you are messing with a fundamental part of survival, right?
So don’t take what dieting does to your body lightly.
Instead, re-learn how to eat normally, in response to normal hunger cues. The result: A healthy weight and a normal relationship with food. And this is so important to your health and happiness.
I am still working on a new workbook to help in the day to day transformation from a diet mentality to a thin mentality. I know you need help to do this. Until then, keep in touch with my blog and Facebook posts, twitter etc. I am pulling for you!!
You don’t need me to tell you this! Look at your own history.