I heard Jillian Michaels talking recently and she said she had to be the tough persona she is on Biggest Loser because,
“These people are suiciding with food.”
What an incredibly powerful statement.
-And yet, I guess it is an accurate way to look at morbid obsesity.
Slowly killing one’s self with food.
I think what makes that show in particular so successful is that they work not only on what people are eating and how much they are excercising, but what’s behind the eating.
It is rarely as simple as a love affair with food.
Often it is a void that is attempted to be filled
or a sadness that is temporarily being forgotten by food.
I think at some point we all, myself included, have chastised ourselves for our bodies or had unhealthy relationships with food.
Getting to the heart of emotional eating is the key to successfully losing weight, to making a true lifestyle change.
–And most importantly, to wholly love ourselves.
To be incredibly strong.
Both inside and out…
What do you think about what Jillian said?
Food for thought, right?
In the meantime and on a lighter note, here’s a tasty salad…
Here’s What You Need Salad: (For each)
1 Handfuls of baby spinach
1 mandarin orange (I love Cuties)
Handful of walnuts
1 celery stalk, diced
(Best Life Spread, Salt + Pepper, Cayenne, Agave)
2-3 TBS of wild rice (I like the microwaveable one from Target Archer Farms for how easy it is!)
Here’s What You Do:
Preheat a pan over medium high and add the walnuts along with about a tsp of the Best Life Spread, salt and pepper and a good dash of cayenne and cook until the “butter” melts. Drizzle with agave and then stir to coat. Meanwhile pile the lettuce onto a plate and top with the rice, celery and orange segments. Top with the still warm walnuts and drizzle with the dressing to coat. Season with s+p.
My kids do not dig salads! But I gave them the celery and the oranges along with their dinner–basically deconstructing the salad.
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