I was in Starbucks the other day reviewing applications for my upcoming Mindset Makeover class, and I listened to 2 women (yes, I was eavesdropping) spend 30 minutes talking about what they need to eat or NOT eat so that they can lose weight. 30 MINUTES! Of course, I'm not judging...but when I hear women spend their valuable time and energy it really makes me sad and angry. I was so tempted to butt my way into the conversation but I decided to mind my own business and keep my mouth shut.
This conversation made me think of a book that I just started reading called Women Food and God by Geneen Roth. It's an amazing book about the reason that many women compulsively eat, diet, and become obsessed with losing weight.
If you haven't read it yet, here are a few lines from the book that I think you can relate to:
"The relentless attempts to be thin take you further and further away from what could actually end your suffering: getting back in touch with who you really are."
"But if we've spent the last five, twenty, fifty years obsessing about the same ten or twenty pounds, something else is going on. Something that has nothing to do with weight."
"...when you eat when you are not hungry, you are using food as a drug, grappling with boredom or illness or loss or grief or emptiness or loneliness or rejection. Food is only the middleman, the means to the end."
"Failing is built into the weight game. There is no way to play it and win."
The conversation I was eavesdropping on is the MAIN REASON I created the Mindset Makeover class.
I'm tired of seeing women spend so much time trying to change how they eat without changing how they think.
I'm tired of seeing brilliant women putting life on hold until those last 10 pounds are gone.
It's time for this nonsense to STOP.
If you know it's time for you to stop wasting time counting calories, points, and carbs and you're READY FOR A MINDSET SHIFT, then I want you to apply so you can be part of this experience.
***Oh, when you complete the class, you'll get a copy of Women Food and God as a little gift from me to you.***
I'll talk to you soon!