This is not a diet

I have been getting lots of great questions and queries lately – this is awesome. One of the key purposes of the FAT Project is to engage people in the journey.

I think about this a lot when I don’t eat ‘perfectly’.  White bread, sugar, fat etc…  These are not bad foods, I don’t believe there are bad foods – just foods that have different nutritional compliments.  Ultimately they all provide calories and energy for your body.

The reason this isn’t a diet, is because I am going to eat like I am now, for the rest of my life.  So here is the new FAT Project Motto: Mindful, Joyful, Delicious.  I very deliberately want to savour and enjoy all the amazing sensory experiences that foods provide.

For most humans I suspect, food has so many levels too it.  I am reading a book written in 1991 called When Food is Love, by Geneen Roth and she real nails this concept well.

Food makes me feel good and for more than 30 years ( I am 37) I have used it to control the world around me.  My abuse of food helped me deal with emotional pain and hurt, feeling left out and dealing with a mother who was sick. In Roth’s books she talks about individuals with a lot of ‘damage’ in their lives like physical abuse as the reason they  treat food like that.  I do not think that it is a necessary pre-condition at all.

I have never been abused, I had and have amazing people in my life who care, nurture and support me. But. like any person, I have flaws, weaknesses and wants.  In my case these have come together and I have developed obesity.  A disease called obesity.  That does not negate my personal responsibility in any way, it actually allows me to accept where I am at and then begin in MY treatment.  The specific way that I will handle and plan to improve this medical condition.

I have chosen the FAT Project, because its suits me.  It suits my personality, my aspirations, my ego; it allows me to be the actor I have always been and use it for tremendous good in my own life and hopefully other’s lives.

My this has been a meandering post!  Thanks for taking the time read.

PS As for the X Warrior Challenge Folks – we are pushing ahead and have 12 on our team – I would like to get us to 30 by August. Msg me for info! paul@fat.community