Whether excess weight is the result of a lifestyle based on poor health decisions or a metabolic condition caused by a genetic predisposition, it remains a problem for nearly 70% of the population in the United States.
WHY HAVE WE FAILED AT “FIXING” THIS PROBLEM?
We have attempted to treat weight management problems as a “CALORIE” issue neglecting what could be THE MOST IMPORTANT COMPONENT preventing LONG TERM SOLUTIONS:
Emotional “scars” often lead to self destructive behaviors. Conversely, well balanced people living a purpose driven life full of meaning and passion infrequently suffer from weight management issues. Now, let’s add to these “purpose driven people” the ability to channel stress in a positive manner that supports healthy living and see how many people remain with weight management issues? The number is small!
You’ll notice, I haven’t even mentioned food choices and exercise. This is because:
the person living a purpose driven life full of meaning and passion capable of channeling stress in a positive manner that supports healthy living
VALUES their mental and physical needs to sustain this desired lifestyle. They VALUE this passion and recognize that less desirable HEALTHY lifestyle choices (healthier eating and exercise) are simply SACRIFICES necessary to pursuing their purpose driven life.
These people are willing to objectively look at their lives and discover their potential for growth and development that typically benefit not only themselves, but their families, communities and even society as a whole. This provides real MEANING and MOTIVE that helps strengthen character and confidence; two traits essential for those looking to achieve long term weight loss.
We live in a world that desperately seeks unrealistic shortcut solutions to achieving weight loss. Repetitive failed attempts make the individual that much more susceptible to industries that promote LIES FOR PROFIT. In reality, we can’t expect LONG TERM SUCCESS buying pre-packaged meals or buying electrical muscle stimulators from infomercials that claim to replace ACTIVE EXERCISE. If Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Medifast, Nutrisystem, etc… provided long term results, the overweight and obese population wouldn’t be on a growth trajectory. If electrical muscle stimulators effectively replaced active exercise, health clubs like planet fitness would be closing their doors from state to state. Instead, we see their expansion.
A much EASIER and COST EFFECTIVE answer (that many refuse to face) requires introspection and better understanding of SELF NEEDS. The path to LONG TERM sustained weight loss parallels the path to purposeful living. Those CHOOSING a life of HAPPINESS, JOY and FULFILLMENT have taken CONTROL of their lives by dictating the “terms” they live by.
This approach to successful long term weight loss WORKS more effectively than all the diets, exercise plans and physician assisted protocols. In addition it effectively reduces the chances for developing Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke, Cancer, Depression, etc… because this approach addresses the WHOLE PERSON rather than just their underlying SYMPTOMS.
How many times do people have to walk into walls directly in front of them before deciding a 90° adjustment (right or left) might offer a better alternative? FIXING the WHOLE PERSON FIRST is this BETTER ALTERNATIVE. Facing less desirable choices (healthy eating and exercise) becomes a stepping stone to an improved quality of life rather than a perceived self imposed “punishment.”
Reversing the trend of overweight and obesity requires a RADICAL CHANGE in approach. Why not join all of us that have followed this path and experience the same:
purpose driven life full of meaning and passion capable of channeling stress in a positive manner while supporting healthy living resulting in HAPPINESS, JOY and FULFILLMENT!
OF COURSE IT REQUIRES EFFORT, BUT AREN’T YOU WORTH IT?