"This is fabulous!" -- Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
From the Author
How many of us are obsessed with food, fat, weight, carbs, fats, calories, cellulite, scales, and disgust for our bodies? Most of us, I dare say. Has all of this obsessing and experimentation with diets du jour helped us to become thin and beautiful? Maybe for a minute!
Powerful and influential research recently found that sugar and fat relieve chronic stress on a biological level. Chocolate cake and ice cream simply shut down the stress system, bringing relief and relaxation. Therefore, we must learn how to manage the foods we crave instead of overindulging or depriving ourselves.
It's time to find a unique, personal, individualized food plan designed to find your ideal weight, and stay there....forever. It's time to stop denigrating ourselves, and replace criticism with self acceptance and peace of mind.
It is important to fight this battle on several fronts. We need to address what to consume, as well as how to cope with emotional eating. It is also important to begin changing the cultural thin ideal, which creates a sense of personal inferiority, upon which the billion dollar diet industry thrives.