Are you stuck in the speed dating scene of dieting – jumping from diet plan to diet plan that promotes fast weight loss? If you are tired of the empty promises of these popular diets and are ready for a long term commitment, give the political power diet plan a try. Change starts with positive thinking.
The political power diet plan suggests that you accept that there is nothing wrong with you. People are influenced and shaped by their surroundings, where they live, go to school and work. Too much unhealthy food is being created and distributed. Eating healthy is the hard choice because unhealthy food is everywhere.
Politicians influence our health
Laws are intended to protect citizens and to promote a just society. However, politicians have intentionally or unintentionally supported policies and regulations over the last several decades that make it difficult for people to eat adequate, nutritious and safe food. More political leaders such as Michelle Obama are needed to swing the healthcare pendulum from treating sickness to keeping people healthy.
Take trans fat for example. Giant food companies have been allowed (by politicians) to add hydrogenated vegetable oil, a type of trans fat to processed foods such as peanut butter. Open up the cupboard and take a look at the ingredient list on your favourite peanut butter. Does it contain hydrogenated vegetable oil?
Trans fat contributes to obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Reputable organizations such as Dietitians of Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada have urged Canada to ban trans fats. In the U.S. the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering banning man made trans fat in all food across the country. In Canada, politicians such as federal Minister of Health Ambrose decided there is no need to ban trans fat even though it is known to cause harm.
Political power diet plan starts within
Any change you want to make in your life starts with you.
For the next week do not change anything about your life. All you have to do is be aware of your thoughts and emotions. You may want to write down your thoughts, emotions and situations in a journal. After the week you may notice repeated self-defeating thoughts that you did not realize before.
For the second week and onward, anytime you notice a negative thought such as “I can’t do anything right,” mentally or out loud say, “stop!” Throw out the negative thought, like you are throwing it out the door. Replace the negative thought with a positive affirmation such as “I am worthy”, “I am confident” or “I am beautiful.”
Over time, negative thinking lessens and positive thinking becomes more like second nature. You just might notice that you are happier and stronger as a result.