What is “Normal”?

I just wanted to eat like a “normal” person. I had this friend who was thin and she would eat dessert every time we went out. I would watch her eat and just want to be like her. I would always watch what “thin” people would eat. I just wanted to eat like a normal person who was not overweight. I wanted to eat in moderation…. A little bit of cake, just a couple of bites. I would hear that “moderation” was key but a few bites would turn in to a slice of cake, then a couple more bites of another piece and maybe after a couple of pieces I would stop or not. I once remember eating half of a pan of Texas sheet cake, one small bite at a time. I thought something was wrong with me. I would beat myself up for overeating, it was a cycle I was in for many years.

So, what is “normal”, a normal person in the United States is overweight. In a 2015-2016, 71.6% of adults over the age of 20 were overweight (CDC). Less than 1% of people who go on diets lose a significant amount of weight and keep it off. Yet, there are so many diets, pills, supplements, weightless programs, keto, whole30, WW and so many more…. I know, right, 71.6%, that is crazy… I thought so too… We have self-driving cars and still we have not figured out how to lose weight?

What if everything we have been taught has been wrong. What if nothing is wrong with you? That it is not your willpower or lack of motivation to lose weight. What if you could change your desire to overeat, what if you could learn to change the way you think about food and that amazing body you are in?