Years ago, a young mother of small children, I was looking for the "perfect diet" to help me lose a few pounds. When my mother heard about this she said, "Loa, if you want to be thin — you've got to THINK THIN. It's as simple as that." Yeah, right, Mom. I didn't think much of it at the time. But now, some 30 years later, I realize she knew a very big secret. The masses have searched for this elusive secret, for it is truly a "forest for the trees" scenario. Hundreds of weight loss products and facilities abound, but the most essential ingredient might already be available to you. Natural slenderness is accompanied by a state of mind. Adopt this state of mind and your body will follow suit.
Let me explain it this way: Thin people have a different attitude toward food than those who are overweight. When carrying extra pounds, you see it every time you look in the mirror. Every bite of food you take is considered for its calories and whether or not it is good or bad for you. Did I eat too much? Maybe I should have left out the butter. How long until the next meal? What shall I snack on this afternoon? It becomes an obsession and truly takes over our thoughts. Since we are surrounded by food in our daily lives, this obsession never really goes "out of mind." It becomes a monster.