You know what happens when you look for love in all the wrong places – but what else are you looking for in all the wrong places?
The dieting industry continues to expand (pun intended).
There is only one reason you would choose to drink Slimfast, join Slimming World or Weight Watchers, start Lighter Life etc etc etc.
To lose weight.
And you will.
Just probably not for very long.
Because you’re looking for a solution to your weight problem in the wrong place.
Settle in for a story…
One dark night, Nasrudin is looking for something next to a lamp post in the street. A friend is going by and asks what he’s doing.
Nasrudin replies, “I’m looking for my key”
The friend decides to help and searches the ground under the lamp post.
Half an hour later the friend asks, “Are you sure you dropped your key here?”
Nasrudin replies, “Oh no, I lost it inside my house, in my bedroom.”
The friend screams, “Why in hell’s name, are we searching here?”
Nasrudin smiles and says, “There’s much more light here.”
Since Nasrudin allegedly lived in the 13th century, he probably wasn’t too troubled by our modern day “obesity crisis” (and I’m not sure he would have had a street light either, but let’s not get distracted from the point).
Nevertheless, his ‘wise fool’ story beautifully highlights the futility of using diets to deal with your weight problems.
Advertising and marketing keep the spotlight shining brightly on multiple ‘solutions’ to your weight problem. But your struggles with food don’t happen under the spotlight. They happen in private.
You won’t find what you’re looking for if you’re looking in all the wrong places.