Take a glimpse at the cover of most magazines and you’ll see several headlines promoting tips and tricks that will help you eat less and weigh less.
“Lose up to 10 pounds in one week!”
“Simple tips to eat fewer calories!”
“Shrink your stomach with three easy exercises!”
Eat less. Weigh less. Shrink.
What is this obsession with encouraging women to be less?
I don’t know about you, but I’m dang sick of it. There was a time when I used to look for, and practice, a lot of these “be less” tips so I could come up with sneaky ways to eat less food and decrease my bodyweight. But one day I thought, “This really sucks. Constantly trying to eat less and weigh less is mentally exhausting.” Not only that, but if you fail to eat less or weigh less (as I did several times), you end up experiencing shame and feeling like a failure, so then you move on to the next tip and hope that it’ll work.
But going day after day constantly striving for “less” is exhausting, frustrating, and definitely not fun. That’s why it’s time to choose to be MORE, and stop looking for ways to be less.