Friday, July 17th, 2009
The world is getting fatter. Despite the huge and ever growing diet industry, obesity continues to increase.

A recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said “The proportion of U.S. adults who are obese increased to 26.1 percent in 2008 compared to 25.6 percent in 2007”.

The agency states, “During the past 20 years there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States. Obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater. BMI is calculated from a person’s weight and height and provides a reasonable indicator of body fatness and weight categories that may lead to health problems.”

An obvious conclusion to draw from this report is that dieting just does not work. At every turn, we are implored to try this diet or to go on that diet and we are cajoled, punished and made to feel guilty for being overweight. Yet, we get heavier every year.

So if dieting makes us fatter in the long term, what are we to do?

There is a growing movement towards looking at the emotional causes of obesity instead of the traditional physical approaches of restrictive diets, special foods, meal replacements, pills, chemicals, surgery and tortuous exercise.

Best selling author Jon Gabriel (The Gabriel Method) says “Your body has an internal logic that determines how fat or thin you will be at any given time. The way to lose weight is not to struggle or to force yourself to lose weight but to understand this internal logic and work with it so that your body wants to be thinner.” Mt Gabriel himself lost 100 kgs before writing his life-changing book.

The UK’s top non-fiction author and hypnotist Paul McKenna (I Can Make You Slim) has helped millions to lose weight with his system that re-patterns your thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs about yourself, your health and food.

In Weight Loss for Food Lovers, Australian MD, psychiatrist and author Dr George Blair-West writes about “our deep emotional attachment to food and the research into Restraint Theory”. He says his clients “needed to make a quantum shift in the way they approached losing weight”.

A growing number of experts are coming to the same conclusions.

A new Australian program has distilled the wisdom of many of these experts into a simple 21 day meditation plan to turn you into a slim person. Creator Mr Ned Newman ( says “If you are overweight and on a diet, you are probably starving your body of the nutrition it needs. Dieting sends your body the worst possible wrong messages”. He states, “You can teach your mind how to make you as slim as you want to be and never ever diet again.

Stacia Biddle, one of Mr Newman’s U.S. clients, says “This program tapped into my subconscious mind and made me pay attention to what I was eating. In fact, at this point, it has completely gotten rid of my snacking urges throughout the day”.

Gradually, people are realising that losing weight is not about what you put into your mouth. It is all about what is in your head. We have been brainwashed by Big Food with cop-outs like being fat is beyond our control, it is in our genes, our inheritance, our hormones, whatever. Or that we are lazy, greedy, self indulgent and it is our entire fault if the latest diet fails us.

It appears that obesity is a problem that we need to “get our heads around” if we are to defeat it.


Contact Profile is a new website based in Australia and dedicated to introducing the best of the new ways to tackle obesity.
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The cure for obesity lies in changing our emotional and mental programming.


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