“Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse? Think of the last time you felt humiliated or treated unfairly. Did you feel like cooperating or doing better?” ~Jane Nelson
If we’ve been getting through life using food and regularly eating past comfortable fullness, we are more than likely above our natural weight. As a result, we may be feeling uncomfortable and discouraged.
Professionals “prescribe” weight loss and exercise, and they tell us to eliminate “bad” foods. Family members scold and shame and may even attempt to control our food. We tell ourselves, “If I cared enough, I’d do what I’m supposed to do. I’d be compliant.”
Why can’t we just do what we’re “supposed to” do? Why, when we try to comply, do we end up at a higher weight than we were before, feeling even more hopeless?
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