I’m really interested in pushing towards a fix for the obesity problem and that includes ruthlessly rooting out fake news and flawed concepts, especially ones that solve nothing, and send bigger people into spirals of shame and despair.
Although my own BMI is in the healthy range, I had “issues” with food and dieting in the past that could easily have gone either way, and I have friends who are really big who are fighting a losing battle with conventional advice which is completely flawed.
The documentary below exposes the “eat less, move more” concept aka CICO - calories in, calories out - as the total and utter BULLSHIT it is - yes, people who are starved will eventually lose weight, no-one gets fat in a genuine famine, BUT the metabolic differences are staggering and for people who have something to do than other lie around starving, those differences are enough to derail diet outcomes and the myth of “3500 calories a pound” by which doctors, nutritionists, and other experts evaluate their ability to follow simple instructions…
Watch at your peril to see one of the 20th century’s biggest lies fall apart:
Relevance to magick? Metabolism is an area where energy work, visualisation, and DNA alteration/activation can have a profound impact, statistically many people reading this will be both overweight and wishing not to be, and this gives a key to start working with - it will also hopefully counter any guilt derived from puritanical bullshit about greed, and that in itself IMO is enough of a reason to share this information, food and weight are NOT moral issues.
Also fun for CICO holdouts:
Obviously anyone using this as a reason to shovel more starchy beige food into their mouths is a fool only to themselves, but still, the myths are as much deadly dogma as anything found in religion, and the death toll and cost to both state and private healthcare systems is horrendous.
(Tempted to go off on a rant about home-cooked food versus convenience and takeaways, but meh, try this site for some bias-free science-backed info instead: https://www.marksdailyapple.com/blog/)