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A Forgiving Approach to Health

Sunday, June 29, 2014 10:52 PM | TCME Admin (Administrator)

To err is human; to forgive, divine. – Alexander Pope

At age 35, my annual physical showed that my health was excellent. Then, I began to gain weight. Determined to change, I tried many diets. Sometimes the good results lasted a few months, but no diet brought long-term success.

In April 2014, I decided to let go of any effort to lose weight and to take simple, positive actions for my health. I started with one simple change: I turned off the TV before eating anything. A few days later, I read the Mindful Eating website and bought the book “Eat What You Love.” Something clicked: I really can eat when I am hungry, and I stop when I am satisfied!

There was an enormous shift in my thinking. I acknowledged my many mistakes and accepted the forgiveness offered by a simple, healthy lifestyle. Instead of effort, failure and craving, I found a sense of grace and enjoyment from eating well and being satisfied.

I also know that I have much to learn. My next goal is to find a medical doctor who is sympathetic to this approach. I will make mistakes in this search, learn from those mistakes, and use my new discoveries to help others in need.

Thomas Scott
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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