We are constantly inundated with dieting in our western society, so one of the steps to getting rid of the diet mentality is to get rid of the dieter’s tools. Yup, that means the scale! Check out “The Scale: My Friend, My Foe“!
I am going to nerd-out for a bit and show off some of my psychology background. Although I find it fascinating that Sigmund Freud did enough cocaine to kill a small horse and Jean Piaget had an obsession with mollusks, I’m going to talk about the comparatively boring, Abraham Maslow. Maslow came up with a hierarchy of needs pyramid to show how our more basic needs have to be addressed before our more complex needs. My goal has always been to work on reaching the higher levels of the pyramid so I could move towards my personal potential. The irony is that I thought dieting would help me get to that goal when it really only forced me to chip away at the foundation of my pyramid, making it increasingly unstable. …
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Have you ever been around someone who has made a comment about what you are eating or your body? Whether their intentions are good or not-so-good, how do you respond? Read about my experiences in the article “Good (Or Not-So-Good) Intentions of Others“!