Yes, I am headed in to cancer surgery tomorrow, yes, I should be 100% focused on myself, my health and my recovery. So why am I here writing a blog to all of you? Because it is time, right now to #stopabuse
I was just watching @goodmorningamerica and there was a story about how most of the biggest loser contestants gain back their weight over time as their metabolisms slow down and their bodies reset to their old weight. How the only way that they can possible continue to be "successful" is to continually do hours of abusive exercise, that leave them beaten up, with little or no time for their family and possibly with serious injury.
Haven't we had enough?
Isn't it pathetic that I am writing this blog before my own breast cancer surgery? That I felt the need, to write this, that I needed to shout this out on my way in to an operating room??? That everyone is not eating their number already. That the simple, successful solution of a Life in Synergy is not implemented in every life, in every school, in every obesity clinic? That the health expert on GMA was saying that the only solution for these people is drugs, or surgery? Listen, those things may help in small doses, but unless people learn to love themselves instead of getting beaten up, Instead of starving instead of being abused, this cycle will NEVER stop!
You may not know this, but when the biggest loser began, the Dr. that was responsible for the diet on the show was a client of mine. A client that I asked to leave because we fundamentally had different beliefs. A Life in Synergy was great for him. He succeeded by listening to me and eating his number, getting his steps in and by doing 2 or 3 smart SFM workouts a week but fundamentally he thought his obese clients were different than him. That they needed to workout 7 days a week, that they needed a "diet" #stopabuse
Are you kidding me! Aren't we sick of seeing trainers yelling at people on tv to get them "fit" (which these recent studies show is a myth)? Aren't we sick of watching people be beaten up as a form of entertainment? Aren't we sick of watching anyone be considered different?
I wrote this, an easy to read book, Nutritional Alignment to literally set people free. To help them to discover themselves, to learn how to eat instead of starve, to learn how to enjoy all of life instead of thinking that they are less, or inadequate or deserving of abuse. #stopabuse
Why am I so passionate about this?
You know, I was born in to an abusive family. #stopabuse A family that did not care about me, a family that did not see anything wrong with abusing a child. Imagine my surprise, in my early 20's (way back in the 80's), as I found myself in the health and fitness industry, (an industry I joined to help people) realizing that everything I was learning to teach my clients was just another form of abuse. That I was learning to literally starve people and beat them up with workouts that had little or no thought behind them, that I was continuing a pattern.
NO, NO, NO!!! #stopabuse
I knew 30 years ago that this was wrong. So, after a lifetime of global study, getting awards for my fitness method, SFM, after a lifetime of changing countless lives, help me to show the world a better way, a way to happiness! Learning to #eatyournumber is not abuse, it is amazing! It does not beat your metabolism in to a complete shutdown.
In fact as you train your brain with SFM to communicate to all of your muscles, not just your dominant ones you actually increase your metabolism! Yes, as you lose weight. My metabolism is stronger now at 50+ then it was in my 20's when I was beating myself up with the ridiculous workouts that do not work, will never work and will beat you up until you give up! This is not a solution, this is not okay, this is not adding to the world, to you or to me. #stopabuse
So as I take a leave to focus 100% on my own health I am asking you to support yours. Please tell everyone you know about Nutritional Alignment please share it with your friends, your family, your coworkers. Do it to #stopabuse do it to set people free, do it to set yourself free, do it because only through science, understanding, compassion for ourselves and others can we truly #stopabuse.
Helena - out (drops mic)
Full disclosure - this email was edited by a calm voice, not my own :-) to make it more instructive and less, well volatile and secondly when I originally wrote drops mic, I spelled it mike because we all know that I am truly a geeky scientist haha.Read More