Friday, July 2, 2010

Oprah Says She'll Never Diet Again

Source: Press Distribution (Summary by NIM)

She's one of the world's biggest stars (no pun intended) and is seemingly omnipotent, but she just can't seem to get her weight in check! She's tried every diet out there but nothing seems to work for the long term. Now, a tearful Oprah Winfrey has promised never to diet again.

Winfrey has been just about every size, sometimes all in one year, and she blames it on her yo-yo and crash dieting, saying it's ruined her life. Most of the diets she's ever tried have been deprivation diets, leaving her hungry, angry and weak. She may have shed a ton of weight in the process, but as soon as she's "off" ________ (insert diet name here), she just bounces back to her old weight - and then some!

At the moment, Winfrey has gained inspiration from Geneen Roth, author of the novel "Women, Food and God" in which she outlines two main points:
1) Dο nοt diet. Dieting leads tο self hatred аnԁ self loathing…mаkіnɡ уου feel crazy аbουt yourself.
2) Yουr relationship wіth food…rаthеr thаn being thе curse аnԁ rаthеr thаn being thе thing уου want tο ɡеt rid οf …іѕ itself thе doorway tο thе life уου mοѕt want.

This all needs to be taken with a grain of salt, however, because when she says 'diet', Roth really means crash, deprivation-type diets - the kind Oprah has been on. She is not suggesting we throw all the rules out the window, she advises us to really think about what, why and how we are eating - focus on texture and flavour and not simply use food as a band-aid. Easier said than done for people who overeat! Roth says that once we can do this, the weight will fly off. Funny, because Oprah doesn't want to lose the weight anymore, proclaiming "I love my fat self!".

Find out more about Oprah's struggles by reading the article called "Oprah In Tears…vows Never To Diet Again" from Press Distribution.