Diets

katequote

So I’m having to bite my tongue a lot at the moment.

You know when you want to start off a bit easy and not instantly thrust your beliefs on people you have just met…No? O.k well I’m trying it out anyhow.

Does it bother anyone else when people start talking about their new ridiculous diet?

I mean, I’m sitting here listening to people talk about their diets with at least five extra kilos from Christmas that I could not give less of a crap about. It’s winter and I like to stay warm. You with me?

And the thing is that the talking about diets and the complaining about bodies, doesn’t bother me in a you’re annoying and skinny kind of way, because these are clearly intelligent, beautiful women/men.

It bothers me fundamentally that so few women are happy or even accepting of the way they are right now and that they have been conditioned as females to talk about themselves and their images negatively and that they are willing to believe in these awful diets and crazy ideas to become this supposedly better version of themselves. (I think this is a bigger issue with women, not ignoring the men)

In fact I recall a time recently when I was at the swimming pool with a few female friends. There was the usual discussion of ‘Ugh, I hate my thighs’ ‘I’m so fat’ ‘I wish I had your…’ etc etc blah blah. I listened to all my friends go around and say these things and then they looked at my expectantly. Like well…what do you hate about yourself?!!

I informed them that actually I’m quite happy with how I am right now. Could have knocked them over with a feather. There’s got to be something wrong with a society where saying you are happy with yourself is so shocking and unheard of.

Also think about the negative things you are saying in front of your kids or even other women and how it could effect them. It’s also amazing how much you can believe your own thoughts and words.

Trust me, I’ve been there and I have slowly learned to talk myself out of these thoughts not just from within but from outside as well.

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to improve yourself. But do it for the right reasons and do it in an educated, positive, and healthful way.

Yes, eat healthy and exercise, work on getting abs of steel or biceps that rival Madonna’s, if that’s what floats your boat but don’t starve yourself or make yourself miserable eating cabbage soup or whatever other soggy, tasteless equivalent some idiot like Dr Oz or Jillian Michaels tells you to eat on their t.v show. Unless you really love cabbage soup.

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