Oprah’s Weight Watchers’ ads are all over American TVs these days creating more frustration than inspiration in women everywhere.
Ever since Oprah got financially involved in the weight loss industry, there’s been an outcry amongst those of us who do not dedicate their life to achieving thinness at all costs. Looking at the claims of eternal happiness after the weight is finally off, we have to start directing the world-wide diet conversation in a more profound and healing direction.
Oprah has power and she uses it to send a clear message out into the world: no matter how rich and influential you are, no matter how much good you’ve done throughout your life, no matter how much you have achieved, you’re not a whole person until you’ve finally lost those pounds that you’ve been trying to lose for decades.
Well, messages like this, messages sent by powerful women in the spotlight are extremely dangerous and harmful to women everywhere.
The truth is that you can be happy without losing weight.
The truth is that you can be fulfilled without being thin.
And the truth is that you will not heal your issues with food by going on a weight loss diet.
The only thing that happens if you continue to strive for thinness is a bigger gap between you and your body’s wisdom. You’re detaching more and more from the living and ever-changing frame that is keeping you alive.
In this episode of the Escape Diet Prison, we discuss the impacts of influencers’ decision to join the weight loss industry’s games and what we can do in order to build resilience in ourselves and stop the constant judgment of women that is going on in this world.
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