I agree with the original post. I have a friend who is at least 200 lbs over weight and she says that God made her that way. But if you saw what she ate, and what she did all day, you would say that is not true, its how she made herself.
It makes me really sad...she is ten years younger than I am, and she can hardly move. All kinds of health problems...she is petitioning to get her stomach stapled. I want to tell her about this fast, I mean, its free...but I think it would be pointless and it might hurt her feelings.
Many people also claim its genetics that made them fat, and you can see clearly that is not the case.
But saying anything about it just makes them defensive. I don't really think you can influence anyone by telling them your observations. Sometimes, even if they clearly see what you eat and that you move around, they still think its luck, cosmetic surgery, drugs or some other thing that created your health--never that you did it yourself, because it might imply that they have control over what they eat and do, and they don't want to think that they do for some reason. Its always some outside reason that created what happened to them, which, is, if you think of it, impossible...
Or-- they might get insulted and say, well, I live half an hour away from the grocery store, I can't walk! Clearly, she just meant move around, there is no need to get defensive. I think some people enjoy being insulted and look for it.
I disagree with the statements that junk food is cheap. I think $3 or $4 for a bag of potato chips is kind of pricey, its a bunch of nothing, you know? I think that with the sugary cereals too. I guess some of its cheap...but really, you can get pretty clean for the same amount of money. There are cheap and expensive foods in both categories...
I also disagree with the belief that the purpose of the master cleanse is not to lose weight. For me it is. Extra fat is a toxic thing, the outward manifestation of what is inside. Which is kind of a good thing--- Shows you you need to do something, hanging on to "stuff" that is not good for you---defensive mindsets included.
Last week I was visiting a metaphysical bookstore, and the owner corrected me when I said I wanted to lose weight. She advised me to not say that, because your subconscious mind says you lost something and tries to find it and put it back. She said to say you are releasing it. I shall try to say that from now on...
I am also releasing stuff from my house, putting it on freecycle. Getting rid of all toxins...(I am on day 12)