Dieting- Women, we are just not meant to diet.

After dieting most of my adult life, I have come to the following conclusion on this topic.  A) I don’t like dieting and B) it doesn’t work. 

I have tried it all.  Atkins, great until my cholesterol sky rocketed.  Vegan, impossible to eat out with friends… but I ultimately stopped when my b 12 plummeted leaving me exhausted.  Paleo diet, I mean really, eating like they did in the Paleolithic times.  How can that be good? They died in their 40’s.  Weight watchers….I am sorry you may not be counting calories but you are still counting.  I am good at math so eliminating decimal points, 300 vs. 3, is just not enough of an incentive.  Juicing, shaking, fasting…I have tried it all.  You know what I wish would come back in style… being fat!

Women, we are just not meant to diet.  Since the beginning of time we have failed at curbing our diet.  Look at Eve, she could not even resist an apple.  When was the last time you broke your diet on an apple, really?  It is indeed the forbidden fruit that gets to me.  If I can’t eat sugar, it is what I crave.  Carbs, I live for them…I can eliminate a food group, but eventually it starts calling my name.  It is all I yearn for.

Food talks to me.  It owns me.  It possesses me.  Someone once said to me nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.  I looked at her blankly because there were so many things that tasted so much better to me than skinny feels.  For instance, the Dough donut I just started consuming at 4:30 in the morning.  Why am I eating it at 4:30 you ask?  Because I went to bed stuffed but  so wanted it. I dreamt about it.   So when I awoke, because of my husband’s snoring, the first thing that popped into my mind was doughnut….YUM.  The second thing that popped into my mind was the topic for my next musing.  So I guess my obsession with food comes in handy for something.

I have been trying to lose 5 pounds since my daughter was born.  Which doesn’t sound that bad until I tell you she is now 21.  Whether you have 30, 50 or 100 pounds to lose, what is the hardest part?   The last five pounds is the hardest part.   I have had the hardest part for most of my adult life.  The weight would not budge, until this summer.  I finally solved my 5 pound problem… I now have 10 pounds to lose.  OMG…10 pounds what have I done. 

 I have decided to do what every other overweight rational over dieted person would do… I am giving up.  I am not defining myself by my size or starving myself to fit into what society dictates is ideal.  I am sick of dieting!! Women we burned our bras at one point in history…let’s burn the diet and eliminate unwanted starvation.  Skinny may feel good but being in a constant state of starvation is pretty miserable.    And think about this…We can solve world hunger with 30 billion dollars.  The diet and exercise industries are worth well over that amount.  SO end your hunger and solve world hunger.  That is all for now, I have to get back to my doughnut, and then start my diet again tomorrow.

Felicia Madison