60,000-79,999 SparkPoints 73,804

Quoted from Sparkpeople Healthy Reflections

Monday, July 19, 2010

I am posting this for easy access to read again and again. I hope that is allowed, if not please let me know. Thank you Sparkpeople!

Battle scars from the Diet War

Like Martha Graham, who said that "The body is a sacred garment. It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor," Jenny Craig seems to know a thing or two about caring for your body and your self. In the Garden of Eden, eating was modeled as one of life's most pleasurable experiences. But then Eve took a bite out of that apple (so much for the low calorie, low fat, high fiber theory), and women (and men) have been at war with food ever since. Both of these quotes reflect this fact.

Are your weight issues really a symptom of something else--boredom, depression, regret, or rejection? At the root of many issues is our self-loathing at worst, our self-indifference at best. Food is not the enemy. We are. Break the cycle of dieting and replace it with loving yourself enough to make good choices about your diet. Examine your eating habits this week. Are you honoring your body with your food choices? How can you love yourself back to a healthy relationship with eating? Take steps towards defeating the natural compulsion or craving that might take you down a path of regretful eating. Remember the sacredness of your own skin.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I LOVE many of the SP Healthy Reflections also. Thanks for sharing a really good one.

    Have you ever purchased their page-a-day calendar? It's great also, plus I try to reuse each page on the back so that I'm not just killing trees!

    2895 days ago
  • JAMER123
    emoticon for healthy reflections again. Always a good reminder.
    2895 days ago
    This is so true! Now I have to go work on a better posture!
    2895 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.