Consciously or not, we are all exposed to many things each and every day that sabotage us from achieving and maintaining good health and a great figure. It even seems there is a conspiracy to deliberately sabotage us. There seem to be hidden saboteurs at every corner.
Maybe there is when you consider how lucrative both the health industry and the slimming industry is. Where money is involved, you do need to be ultra careful about the ulterior motives of those involved.
But that aside, advertising works extremely well, even though we all know it is simply that. Looking at the same poster every day on the train to work or constantly seeing the same message in the media, does have a brain washing effect. We even begin to believe the lies they are telling us, even though deep down, we know they are wrong.
Let’s look at some of the areas that easily sabotage you.
Work tends to take up most of the lives of almost everyone. That alone should ring alarm bells, as there is far more to life than working long hours. However, the side effect of this is that you have no time to consider what healthy food is. You just buy what is convenient, available and affordable, with scant regard for your weight, your health or your future.
Lunch bars, work canteens, pub grub, venting machines are all popular. Yet not one of them sells healthy foods, foods that will energise you for the remainder of the day, that will support your ongoing good health and keep your weight as it should be.
Supermarket shelves are stocked with colourful packets all screaming at you to buy them, promising many things it knows it cannot deliver. More money is spent on the colourful advertising and packets than is spent in the quality of the product itself. This is usually cheap, unhealthy food flavoured with harmful and fattening chemicals to deceive you.
Your family will often sabotage your best efforts to be healthy and slim. This sounds strange until you delve a bit deeper. One of the main reasons is that you are forging ahead in your ideas and philosophy of life, leaving your family behind. This makes them feel uncomfortable, so they mock, tease or use other, often underhand, tactics to dissuade you. This makes them feel better.
Communicate with them, tell them what you are trying to achieve. If they don’t support you, don’t worry about their comments.
And finally, your health professionals may know nothing about good nutrition. Sadly this applies to almost all GPs. They are trained to deliver drugs. Their training in nutrition is almost nil. They will always prefer a drug to a healthy food, even though most illnesses are based on a deficient diet.
Learn about healthy eating for weight loss as well as for good health. Prevent and resolve those health problems with diet.