Have you ever wondered why some people are thin and some people are overweight? I have! Have you ever wondered why it seems as if some people can eat whatever they want and never gain a pound yet other people seem to gain weight just by sniffing a food? I have! I have spent so much time thinking about this that it is ridiculous! But, through all my thinking, I have figured out something very important. We need to Think Thin.
What does it mean to think thin? Thinking thin is thinking like someone that is a healthy weight thinks when they look at food. Thinking thin is the process of eating and managing your food intake as someone that is thin may handle their food. Now wait a minute, give this time and don't run away in despair. Let me tell you a story that will make this all clear!
This story happened to me a few years ago. I was working at a job and my manager was rail thin. (Think size zero) She was one of these people that always had huge bowls of candy in her office and was constantly talking about food. I did my best to ignore the candy and the food but the cheesecake. OH my, the cheesecake was so hard to ignore. You see, this gal loved her cheesecake! She would bring cheesecake in and eat it for lunch quite frequently and each time she talked about going to the lunchroom to eat her cheesecake for lunch, I would sit at my desk and stew about the injustices of life. You see, I can't eat a piece of cheesecake for lunch each day! Quite the contrary, I feel as if I gain 10 pounds just by sniffing cheesecake! Life was NOT fair!
One Monday morning this manager came into the office all happy because she had cheesecake for lunch. I held my tongue when she went to eat her lunch of delicious cheesecake but I was not thinking nice thoughts! The next day she had cheesecake again! Really, is there no fairness in this world. On Thursday she didn't eat her lunch in the breakroom. NO, she ate her cheesecake right in front of me.
How unfair! But it turned out to be a really good thing for me. Because you see, that day I watched her eat her cheesecake lunch. This size zero gal opened up that container of cheesecake and I was shocked. The piece of cheesecake was more than half gone! In my mind I was sitting there thinking, "Who in their right mind would just bring a few nibbles of cheesecake and not the whole piece?" I didn't saw a word and just watched her dive her fork into her lunch of cheesecake. Her first bite was bliss for her. You could see it in her eyes and expression. The second bite elicited a moan of delight. She was enjoying every bite to the fullest.
Then the strangest thing happened? She laid the fork down and closed that container! She put that container away after eating two to three bites of her dessert and took it back to the breakroom to save the rest for the next day! It was the moment that I realized that she had been eating the same piece of cheesecake all week long! One piece......all week!!!! Was she insane? Seriously, who does that?
A thin person does. That's who! If I would have been eating that cheese cake I would have had a full piece to begin and I would have eaten every bite and probably liked the plate clean. AND, I would have wanted to eat more! Because you see, I think fat and she thinks thin!
Fortunately for her, Thinking thin came naturally. She instinctively knew that she would enjoy those first few bites to the fullest and that she didn't NEED more and that she could always have more. I unfortunately, naturally think fat. I gobble up the food and want more and more and more. I want my cake and to eat it too.
Weight loss clearly starts in the mind. Weight loss is making the choice in our mind to start limiting the intake of food. It is the decision in our head to exercise. It is the mental battle to have willpower to resist. It is the mind working to figure out how to live this life to best fit into our lifestyle. Thinking thin is the process of THINKING like a thin person and making decisions for ourselves that will bring us the fit, healthy and thin lifestyle!
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