Barbara writes about a new study that has been recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. This study purports that hormones are to be blame for why diets do not seem to be working these days. Yesterday it was the high fat content in foods and today it is these minuscule chemical messengers found within our very own bodies. I have a feeling that in the near future, maybe even tomorrow, something else will become the scapegoat as to why diets are not translating into the quick successes we all want. What should be held accountable?
What should be held accountable? Who should be held accountable is a more appropriate question. Certainly we are the deciders of many, if not all of the factors that contribute to our overall health. We choose what will be digested, we choose how to eat, and we choose when it is time to slim down for bikini days at the beach. Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer, those are our seasons. Slimming down is not another season, slimming down is an unhealthy practice that can become another culminating factor of death.
Fat content, unhealthy environments, and now hormones, are not the reason diets fail. Diets fail because we have become so engrossed in our relationships with food, yielding an “unconquerable” addiction. If you choose to slim down for the summer, it is not a health focused choice, it is a selfish choice deeply rooted in an addiction-filled relationship.
Diets fail like human beings trying to fly by themselves fail. Until the evolutionary path directs us into a fifth season of body slimming and a body equipped with the hardware to digest, utilize, and remove wastes adequately, the lifestyles of many will remain simply inadequate. Blaming hormones, which are ironically controlled by our bodies (AKA you), is not the correct path.
We can be healthy, we can be fit, and we can LIVE longer!
Do you diet?
Do you have a healthy lifestyle that incorporates healthy eating habits?
Have you found success? What are your downfalls and what/who do you blame?