Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Breaking out of the fat trap
Maybe we need to SHUT our Fat Trap.
That is the term NYT health reporter Tara Parker-Pope uses for the body’s built-in resistance to losing pounds permanently.
You can read the whole sad tale at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/01/magazine/tara-parker-pope-fat-trap.html
This is all I heard at the holiday parties—“I shouldn’t..” “I am completely stuffed…” “I will regret this…” On and on.
This fat stuff has careened out of control, so to speak. Do this, don’t do that, this person is fat, that one is…you’re doomed, you’re weak, you’re stupid, you can't work as a fat person.
You know a book I loved—Candy & Me: A Love Story by Hilary Liftin. Buy a used copy on Amazon. It chronicles this gal’s love of candy. She goes into each of her favorites and when and where she first savored it.
Candy—the enemy. But it’s this woman’s reason for living.
Life is short, it’s funny, it’s horrible, it’s frightening…sometimes a cookie is not evil.