Your weight is not the real problem

Your weight is not the real problemYour weight is not the real problem

With this article, I’m sending up a warning flare that some will call “a rant”.

Your weight is not even really the problem with your weight. I know that sounds cryptic.

Your weight is not the real problem with your health, your memory, your energy, stamina, chronic illness; it’s not about your weight. Your weight is the byproduct of your food choices. Learn to make better food choices, and your body will find its own perfect weight; no dieting required ever again. No expensive diet programs; no buying diet “food”. It’s more complicated than that and goes to leptin resistance and insulin resistance, but those are topics for another time.

You may never be Twiggy, but did you know that thin does not mean healthy. Many people who have a little extra “meat on their bones”, as my mom used to say, are actually healthier than people who are thin? It’s true.

So, how did we get to where we are with our food, our eating habits and our health? Do we not care what we eat or what it does to us? Are we blissfully unaware of what processed food does to us? Are we aware, or marginally aware, but so addicted that we make poor food choices and just can’t help ourselves?

What it is about is the highly inflammatory diet most of us are eating when we reach for fast food or just about anything food-like in a box?

Every January, I pretty much lose my mind watching TV and all the past-their-teens teen singers and others who are pushing diet “food” on those of us desperate to try anything.

If it’s pre-packaged, it’s not good for you. What happens when you stop buying their food? Wouldn’t it be better if you learned to eat easily and less expensively for the long term? Buying diet “food” isn’t the answer. When you stop buying it, what have you learned? Not how to eat to keep that weight of long term, that’s for sure. Where would the profit be in teaching you how to eat to be well?

I’ve come to realize it’s easier for people to add healthy items to their diet rather than to have them remove their favorites and certainly not remove them all at once. The direction in which I’m taking people is to eventually have enough healthy food added that there’s little to no room for the bad stuff. So, for a snack, try having baby carrots or cucumbers with hummus instead of chips and hummus. Just give it a try…it’s a small change, but it will move you in the right direction.

Just remember…your weight is not the real problem.

I’ll be posting more about this here and on my blog at I hope you’ll check it out. You’ll find information and help that’s there for you for the taking.

Any questions, please email me: I love hearing from you!

I don’t just teach it; I live it!


Cheryl A Major lives in Westford and is a Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant. Her TV show, Thin Strong Healthy, airs on WestfordCat and is an offshoot of her blog   Cheryl offers ongoing information, live and online courses and personal health coaching to help you feel better and be healthier.  Follow Cheryl on Twitter @CherylAMajor.  She is also a full time residential Realtor with Coldwell Banker with more than 25 years experience.

P.S. It’s 2020. That means Cheryl’s book, Eat Your Blues Away”, is available in Whole Foods Markets and on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback!   

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Your weight is not the real problem — 4 Comments

  1. I agree with this! I’m not even focusing on my weight anymore but I’m struggling to eat well. I get on track, then off again, then on again. I need to find the motivation to keep it consistent, always, like I do with being a vegan.

    • I understand Angela Wills. That’s why I created “The Healthy Eating Club”! It’s easier with a like-minded community to stay on track. The processed food companies have taught us “food” tastes like salt, sugar, processed flour and bad fat. That stuff is also highly addictive. I promise you can get to the point where you crave greens and veggies! Falling off the wagon and getting back on is a natural part of the process; it’s easier when you have some peeps on the journey with you! Thank you so much for your comment!

  2. Decades ago I had a client who led a richl, happy, balanced, peaceful lifestyle. She was healthy, strong, and beautiful. I guessed she was in her mid-30’s. One day she told me she was 50! I asked her what her secret was. She said, “I don’t love to eat, I eat to live.” Simple, true, wise.

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