Last week I was standing on the edge of a bridge with a client of mine, she flew in for a one day personal transformation retreat with me. We were throwing rocks into the river 25 feet below. On each heavy stone she had written a word that summed up one thing that used to weigh her down in her career, relationships and health that she no longer struggles with.
Another, splash, thud, and she felt the weight she has carried around for over 10 years sink away, washed clean.
But, none of this would have meant jack squat if we hadn't done something really important first: Help her get over what other people thought of her.
And that didn't just happen in the moment her burdensome graffiti clad rocks broke the surface.
It’s not fat that’s stupid . . . it’s you. Okay, maybe that’s a bit harsh—I doubt very much that you are stupid. But the way that dietary fat is perceived in America is not only completely stupid, it’s largely incorrect. The low-fat diet craze of the ‘80s and ‘90s is about as outdated as Richard Simmons’ tube socks (although, to be fair, I do love Richard Simmons and his tube socks). So jazzercise your fine self straight to your nearest grocery store and pick up some of the good-for-you fats your body craves and needs. I promise it won’t land on your hips, as long as you learn to choose wisely.
"I promise it won’t land on your hips..."
So here’s the thing: the low-fat diet actually originated in 1977, after many prominent scientists began to suspect that saturated...