1. Power

Chapter 1. Defeat into Power, Pain into Pleasure

“Welcome to the Wisdom Diet! It’s a very exciting thing for me to have the opportunity to work with you to cut through all the things that simply do not help with regard to dieting; to completely turn inside out all the nonsensical approaches, beliefs and philosophies which make weight management, health and happiness such a misery – and completely unneccessarily.” – James Blacker, taken from The Wisdom Diet

The first chapter of The Wisdom Diet sets the scene for the essential approach of the philosophy – to reverse all the negative thinking surrounding dieting and to turn all the unhelpful and disempowering ways of looking at things on their head.

This chapter takes the conflict out of dieting.  When we are at odds with ourselves, nothing is sustainable, nothing is going to last.  So we need to work out how to be at one with ourselves in all of the respects associated with eating, drinking and physical activity, and with thinking and emotions.

“…start to get excited that there is indeed a better way – and we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief as we put the ridiculous futility and ignominy of what we shall from here on call ‘the denial system’ behind us forever.” – James Blacker, taken from The Wisdom Diet

As we establish this concept of naturally positive thinking we then proceed to give some thought to exactly what it is we want to achieve in the area of dieting and weight management.  By getting specific on this we can think much more clearly about exactly how we want to be and how we want to act and live.

This chapter leads us through the various options involved and provides guidance to the conclusions of those choices that represent the wisest, healthiest, most effective and most self-respecting of ways to think, feel and operate in regard of dieting.

For example, we don’t actually want to lose weight in general, what we are specifically aiming for is removing what is known as ‘fat mass’.  Distinctions such as this will help us to lock in to the way we really want to be much more effectively.

“So we start to see that we actually have a very different view of our desires in this particular field of human pursuit from that which we might previously have imagined.” – James Blacker, taken from The Wisdom Diet

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“The relationship between optimum weight management, facing everything and embracing and engaging one’s own personal potential is a central one.”

“Boredom is almost always a secondary experience caused by avoiding truths.” - James Blacker

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