What You Need to Know If You Obsess About Weight Loss

“By choosing healthy over skinny you are choosing self-love over self-judgment.” ~Steve Maraboli If we actually care about health, in 2020, we have to stop trying to lose weight I know, that’s the opposite of what we’ve been taught to believe, but stay with me while I explain why I say that. Dieting and weight loss obsessions are actually causing weight gain and poorer overall health outcomes in our population. Our culture has been obsessed with weight loss for generations. We’ve been constantly bombarded with ridiculous “lose fat fast” claims by more and more supposedly miraculous diets. It’s been going on for hundreds of years. So, with all that obsessing, how’s it all working for us? Is our population getting smaller and healthier? Hardly. The opposite is true. Sure, we think dieting works because often when we jump on another new plan, initial weight loss happens fairly easily. We get excited and tell everyone who will listen about the new miracle diet we found and how great we feel. And when we gain the weight back? Well, that’s our fault, right? We only gain it back because we’re stupid and “fall off track,” right? That’s what the diet industry has cleverly programmed us to believe.

(This post was originally published for Tiny Buddha. Read the whole piece here...)

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