THE DIET ORDEAL
How do we control our weight? Skin and bones or just overweight, underweight or grossly obese
The goal of every sports and fitness fiend is to control the elusive expansion and contraction of the human body. We pound every muscle into perfect proportion and take costly formulations to hype and hone the body, yet the weakest link remains our personal relationship with food. All the heartache, expense and hard work is destroyed by that fatal pigging out on forbidden foods when one is no longer able to resist the temptation.
People who do not exercise are even more vulnerable to the antics of the “adipose accumulator” that lurks within our constitutions. It seeks to pad out every curve of our physique that will accept fat cells it can scavenge from our bloodstream. Many people have become habitual lifetime slimmers. They constantly try diets and buy every slimming product offered to them as some new hope in a little box. Their shelves line up with half empty bottles of: chrome, chitosan, citrimax, aloes and other herbal concoctions that seem to work for everybody else except for them. They join a pack of slimmers yet fail to achieve their goals.
Once the initial thrill of deleting a few kilo’s wears off and the passion to restrict every morsel of food dwindles, the initial success is wiped out as the scale and tape measure reflect a creeping weight gain. This type of person begins to curse slimming products and resent diets and do-gooders with a passion. Now their worst enemy becomes their only solace: food. Eating for comfort. Eating to ease the pain of accepting themselves as fat and ugly.
The fact is that no slimming product or special diet can help such a person because they are only able to treat the effects and not the cause of weight gain. Sometimes we are unable to get well, no matter how many medicines we take and how many doctors we see. We may also be suffering from obesity or the other extreme: wasting away. Both are symptomatic of malnutrition. You can become well again by giving your body a break, by only eating what is easily digested, so the food converts directly to energy. In this way, the unwanted fats and toxic wastes can be eliminated in a natural way. You can eat foods that will strengthen, soothe, comfort and relax you whilst your body heals itself. No more starvation, punishment and body bashing. In order to escape from the syndrome of storing and starving, the body has to use the food you eat more efficiently.
A lot of energy is expended in digesting foods that are not fit for human consumption. We hear frequent complaints about people feeling tired after their meals. All the energy is drained as the digestive system tries to cope with lashings of fibre, grease, sugar, protein and starch in one huge load. Most of the excess fats are deposited with the sugars after this type of meal in storage areas on your tummy, hips and buttocks. Conversely, if you begin to starve the body, on a mean little crash diet, this storage mechanism becomes even more efficient, for fear that you are trying to starve yourself to death. The metabolism slows down to compensate and you feel tired. Ironically, all the food and energy is already inside your storage areas, but you keep eating because you feel hungry.
There are many slimming systems available to us. Every season new discoveries are made and today slimming technology has become very advanced. The only problem is that the human race is becoming even more obese. Our species is not adapting to the times: it is reacting in a very primitive way, that of holding back, storing and not letting go when faced with threatening situations. We call this group of threats “stress”. We accumulate money so we can cope with financial demands and we even keep a private stash of money for those extra emergencies. We are not aware of how this drive for survival is being interpreted by the cells and tissues of the body. They are picking up a primordial message from you to store and stash for a rainy day and to gather and grab in order to cope with current demands.
Our very tissues get the message to accumulate weight at a level of programming we cannot directly access by merely telling it to stop because we want a slimmer body. It overrides this command, just like a computer does when a read only system is ordered save a new file. For a short while, you can get a bit slimmer, depending on how well you can outwit your preset bodily instincts.
But how can we change those setting for good? Firstly we would have to get to the control box. How do we find it’s exact location in the body? Is it in your wobbly gut, your flabby thighs or your spreading buttocks? No? What is giving them the instruction: the brain, of course. They say that if you can fool the brain, you can fool the whole body. But how do you fool the brain? It is programmed to keep you alive and the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems will maintain your breathing, heartbeat and certain hormonal secretions regardless of what you try to tell it. This includes the fat accumulating factor as this is used to keep you warm and cushion your nerves and vital organs against a hard blow. Fat is vital to your survival. But you try to tell it that fat is unwanted and ugly. Attention deficient children or “hyperactives” will also benefit from this way of eating, especially if they have asthma, eczema, acne or allergies and food intolerances (leaky gut syndrome) with sporadic vomiting or diarrhoea.
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