Eighty percent of 10 year old girls in the USA go on a diet.
When you look in the mirror do you like what you see?
Unfortunately, if you are like most people, that is an uncomfortable question to answer.
I mean, even if you like what you see, does it make you feel arrogant to say … “yes, I like what I see in the mirror”?
Or perhaps if you are unhappy about being over weight, when you look at someone else who “looks good”, you feel unpleasant feelings of envy arise within you.
Jill was very unhappy when I met her. She was the new licensed practical nurse hired to cared for Mr. Mendes, a heart failure patient that I had been taking care of for many years.
One afternoon while Mr. Mendes was sleeping I stopped by to check up on the two of them. Since Jill had some time on her hands we decided to enjoy a cup of tea together.
During our conversation, she expressed how frustrating it was for her to understand the diet restrictions that Mr. Mendes’ daughter had instructed her to adhere to when planning his meals.
4“I think it is cruel to deprive him of foods that the rest of the family is eating”, she said. Continue reading Have You Asked Yourself: How Much Am I Supposed To Weigh?