How did we arrive at this situation? We now live in a world where such a large number of us are starting, finishing or enduring a diet with what have become customary slimming products and systems to address our image insecurities by counting calories, sins or points in the name of something better. But how did it become our fault when these systems failed us.
In order to aspire to have a body beautiful the deal is to eat less food than than we usually do or use a liquid meal replacement.
But why do we continue to use these products where we’ve such clear evidence in ourselves that these ‘fads’ don’t work we know they can even put weight on but we continue to flock to them like lemmings running off a cliff, time and again?
The slimming industry is a billion-dollar earner for an industry that in hindsight seems irresponsible in how it gets-away-with selling to such a vast market where in a majority of cases their customers result in feeling worse off. And it’s interesting in how there can’t be that many products on the market that so blatantly lays the failure of it’s success at the door of the customer rather than the manufacturer, and that’s apart from the further misery, pain, frustration and disappointment caused throughout the process.
The Marketing Machine
Maybe they are just so darned good at marketing and we buy into it time and again, because we do accept the blame for our failure in winning the slimming game. And the media generally does such a great number on us through the celebrity-led-culture we find ourselves in these days.
So much so that a celebrity can rock up on a talk-show with stick thin arms, legs, torso, a flat chest, botox for an expressionless brow, a fringe to cover this, enhanced lips, alongside all the nips and tucks and we accept that as the norm and something to aspire to copy, when the host comments how good the look for their age (where appropriate). Or have we all gone absolutely nuts?
How did we became so obsessed with our looks. Whatever happened to celebrating the wonderful people who are bringing up children, supporting and nurturing others as they go through life, I just can’t imagine! Is it a bit bonkers or is it just me?
We are all so worthy – whether we realise it or not – but maybe SELF-WORTH is the issue and META-Medicine bears this out. I am a META-Medicine Practitioner and this topic is how I became an alternative health practitoner in the first place. I understand these challenges only too well.
The Two Phases Of Disease
We shall dig deeper into what how this works with META-Medicine another time, but it’s fascinating and it works. Perhaps we can agree to combat this thing together and make some long-term change.