Our society’s preoccupation with being thin is not a recent phenomenon.
“I’m fat, but I’m thin inside. Has it ever occurred to you that there’s a thin man inside every fat man, just as they say there’s a statue inside every block of stone?” – George Orwell, Coming Up for Air
“Imprisoned in every fat man, a thin one is wildly signaling to be let out.” – Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave
Even in the early 1900’s, great importance has been placed on the idea of being thin.
Most politicians, celebrities, and models possess thin figures. These are people that achieved their status due to our support. We voted for them, increased their ratings, and purchased the clothes they modeled and the magazines they debuted in. In my opinion, it’s not the media that favors those who are thin; it’s us. Both you and I are drawn to them. By instinct, we see a thin person and equate that look with health, attractiveness, and success.
The prospect of being thin (through limiting consumption of carbohydrates) offers you a multitude of benefits. Besides losing weight, an increase in energy level may be the first pleasant consequence. This, in turn, will allow you to accomplish more, be more productive, boost confidence, and may even lead to a promotion at work. You may even be inspired to take up a hobby with all of that extra stamina. The evidence is strong and irrefutable that your health will improve, which will elevate peace of mind, while lowering medical bills. Your personal satisfaction with your own appearance is an added benefit as you sport more fashionable apparel and appear more attractive.
An interesting article was published on Forbes.com by Allison Van Dusen, called, “Is Your Weight Affecting Your Career?”
Mark Roehling, a Michigan State University associate professor of human resources management and author of an upcoming meta-analysis of 30 studies examining weight-based discrimination in controlled employment settings, explains “weight-based discrimination consistently affects every aspect of employment, from hiring to firing, promotions, pay allocation, career counseling and discipline.”
If you are convinced that you want to become thin, and you begin to research where to start, you will find that there are an overwhelming variety of diets to choose from. But, few lead to permanent weight loss. Both Thin and Thinner have found that following a low-carb diet is satisfying, extremely good for health, positively effective, and, as long as you make it a life-style change, the weight will not come back. If you have not purchased, Thin and Thinner , we encourage you to check it out. It is backed by basic principles of science and will be the last diet you are ever on. We have successfully lost the weight and share what has helped us to maintain our weight and size for the last 10 years, despite busy lives and professional careers. The book is truly practical.
We highly recommend that you maintain a library of low-carb books to assist you on this life-long journey. Please see the list on our blog of the most important books.
We also offer free consulting from this website. If you have a question about anything related to low-carb living, please e-mail us with the question. We will be happy to answer. If there is something you are craving, and you can’t figure out an approved substitute, just send us an e-mail, and we will help you through it. There is no food craving that we can’t conquer together!