Most CHOOSE not adhere to healthy principles because it takes committment, patience & "work". This is my experience & psychology doesn't have to research this. I'm sure some where along the line there is plenty of support for self-deprication in all our lives (you mentioned eating your feelings & "hurting" yourself with food), but much like an adict there must 1st be an admission of a problem prior to addressing the solution. & I see less admission of problems & more "take me as I am" attitude. Everyone wants to be healthy & look good but come on, its hard. I see the revolution starting with a real understanding of committment & sacrafice to achieve what you desire.
There are 10 million recognized alcoholics in the US, the highest density of alcoholics reside in Orange County, CA. Orange County, CA also holds title as one of the wealthiest counties in the US. I'm not saying that wealth = addiction, but our country is the wealthiest yet also the 2nd fattest in the world. Its as if we've become so indulgent that we need a fancy title to call things in order to adhere to it. Things need good Marketing around here! A new Pitch! "Primal", "Paleo", "Health & Fitness", "NutriSystem", "Low Carb". They are all just names & titles to organize a new idea & improve the marketing jazz so that we obey & adhere. Of course its dying, the title has run its course. But @ the end of the day, the fundamentals have never changed: vegetables, meat & fruit are good for you & doughnuts are not. I agree with the article, the revolution must "rid" itself of all the gimmicks, lies & distortion.
As I type this message "NutriSystem" commercial comes on & Melissa Joan Hart is telling me I can eat the food that she mails me, AND it also includes some CAKE! ha, really? wow. Only in America is a business thriving that specializes in mailing my food to me & also include a little cake in it. I won't say we're lazy, but entitled & self-indulgant, yes. Its an attitude problem.
When I think of wounded, I think of visits to Haiti, Honduras, & the corners of Puerto Rico. Those people are wounded. I believe our perception of pain & "wound" is relatively soft & jumbled up in emotions & "feelings". Only in our country can we take food & punish ourselves with it Maybe access to the finer things & freedoms has maybe become our biggest crutch? We're spoiled, not hurt.
Good article. As it says, the revolution isn't about information. There's simply a lack of committment to things in this country. Financial savings, marriage, religious values, jobs, code of ethics & of course diet. Irresponsibility is celebrated in this country. Its cool to be "bad" Its the Lindsay Lohan effect. Any news is good new right! @ least they're talking!
Our country has an attitude problem. Truth & hard work has been substituted for instant-gatification.