When all is said and done, what is it that is making you fat?
I eat too much! You may very well give this as your answer. But isn’t it kind of a shallow answer? If it were deep, and meaningful, and THE answer, well then, why not simply learn how to eat less! We all know why not—it’s because that’s a very hard thing to do.
Perhaps a deeper, more substantial way of addressing the problem of eating so much is to consider why is this your eating behavior. Now that brings the subject to a whole new level.
But again, one can resort to flimsy answers: Because there’s so much of the wrong food all around; because I can’t stay on a diet; because I’m too busy to do anything else; because I’m a lost cause; because I deserve to have whatever I want to have.
Again, look deeper. These answers have something to do with it, but not everything, not by a long shot.
Go ahead and ask the question: What is making me fat? And if you keep coming up with answers that you’re pretty sure don’t cover the whole story, continue asking questions, until you feel that you are getting down to real answers.
When you discover the truth about what is making you fat, that’s when you can really do something about it.