We have heard it said that you can become an expert in your field if you practice it long enough and hard enough.
That makes us experts at discovering that diets don’t work. Our guess is that many of you reading this are also experts in this arena as you too have spent years proving that diets and rules just don’t work!
Maybe you’ve read our stories and are thinking that this Peace with Food thing sounds pretty good. At least you would like to hear more. Maybe you even want to give it a try. What’s the next step?
First things first.
When we started off on our quest for peace in the area of eating (as well as peace with our body and our life in general) we came to the realization that Peace with Food is worlds apart from diets.
So, if you want to have Peace with Food you will need a paradigm shift, a totally revamping of the way you approach eating, weight loss, and your body.
As we look back at the lessons we have learned, we want to share with you what we think are the main differences that we have found between Peace with Food and the typical diet. We are sure there are more, but this is a good start:
- There is no cookie-cutter approach in Peace with Food.
- A number on the scale is no longer the center of your universe in Peace with Food.
- Peace with Food is sustainable – for life.
- Peace with Food relies on skills, diets on willpower.
- Peace with Food recognizes that there are more factors involved in your happiness and health than just the physical aspect.
- Peace with Food is principle based whereas diets are rules based.
- Peace with Food is transferable to the rest of your life, diets are not.
- Peace with Food allows you to enjoy life starting today, not the distant future.
- Peace with Food brings you freedom, diets leave you deeper in the hole.
- Peace with Food follows peace, diets a plan.
We will be writing about each of these 10 characteristics in more detail in the upcoming posts so stay tuned. But for now, we’ll leave you with the Take-Home Message:
Peace with Food will require a paradigm shift, a revamping of the way you approach eating, weight loss, and your body.
It was just your ordinary sultry summer night in Kansas, or so we thought. . .
As we sat on the back porch watching our kids catch lightning bugs, little did we know that we were about to embark upon the solution to our greatest struggle and frustration – peace with food and peace with our bodies.
For whatever reason, on this evening we openly shared our challenges with food and our bodies, and as we did, we realized that our stories weren’t all that different. Empowered with the knowledge that we weren’t alone, we were determined to find what we dubbed Peace with Food.
As we set out on this adventure we were committed to a few things:
- We would follow peace, not diets and rules.
- We would experiment to see what worked best for us individually.
- We would enjoy our life along the way.
- We would not rest until we had found Peace with Food.
That journey began over three years ago and today, well, we can say we found it. We found Peace with Food.
What exactly is Peace with Food? Well, we hope to share with you our revelations and what we have discovered in future posts. It has been a great journey so far and with every mile marker we experience greater levels of peace.
Are you looking for Peace with Food and your body? Or maybe you know someone who is. If peace has eluded you, be assured, you can have it. You can experience your “Aha” moment, and live at Peace with Food.
P.S. Stay tuned . . . We will be sharing our personal stories on our journey to Peace with Food.
Our dog, Walter does a lot of things. Here are just a few…
Kitchen clean-up during and after meals.
Statue Of Liberty poses.
Rudolph The Red-Nose Reindeer impersonations and he wishes you a Merry Christmas!!
This has been a silly post, so what’s the point? (Not that there always has to be a point to all our posts. Sometimes we may share something “just because”.) However, I’ve shared pictures of our dog Walter because he truly enriches our lives. What things in your life EnRiCh and EnHaNcEe your life? Even when times are tough what things are a bright spot? What things bring happiness? Regardless of how your 2011 went, chances are you can find SoMeThInG you are thankful for – faithful friends, family, co-workers you enjoy, good neighbors, freedom, health, a job, hope, faith, another day.
Lara, Jersey Girl – Robyn and I are endeavoring to “Live-It”. Regardless of what life hands us, we want to squeeze out every bit of enjoyment by savoring all the good. Sometimes that good is hard to find. Some times it’s interdispersed within the bad or uncomfortable. But it’s there and we are gonna find it. We hope you find the good in your life as well, because if you look hard enough you’ll find it.