We are seeing more and more people change the way they are eating, moving and thinking to create improvements in their life and I think this is a fantastic turn around. More people taking action and less sitting on their backsides complaining that it’s too hard/they don’t have time/don’t have the money/the dog ate my homework. The thing that frustrates me the most is that there are people who still think that these changes are only beneficial to weight loss.
When did changing your lifestyle to become healthier become only about losing weight?
My prime example of this is something I saw on an online health community the other day…
“Went into Wakaberry and bought only for my toddler, watched her eat and threw away the leftovers. In the dustbin. Not my mouth. This time I wasn’t putting any of that crap near my mouth! Go me!!”
Am I the only person that can see a flaw in this statement?
Why, oh why, if the food is that crap that even you wouldn’t eat it, would you ever even think about giving it to your child??!!
I can understand that some parents have a concern about planting the seeds of eating disorders in their children’s head. Wouldn’t it be better if we started focusing on creating health and vitality NOT diet and weight loss?
What are your thoughts?
Have a look at The 4 Foundations For Well-Being to find out more about creating health.
To find out more about what real food is and what it isn’t and how to begin to move yourself toward real nutrition, get the Philosophy of Food by Dr Greg Venning. It’s a free digital book available when you sign up as a free member of the Thrive! Foundation Library.