thiiirdly theory pt 2
This is Part II of the thiiirdly theory series, read Part I here.
Yesterday I suggested that we should reject the typical two extremes (dieting or overeating) and proposed a third way to pursue health.
But there are problems with any moderate approach:
- It’s not very sexy. People grow tired of hearing “eat right, move more”. They want the next big thing.
- It’s free. It’s hard to make money off free knowledge—so diet industry needs products, subscriptions, dues and payment plans.
- It’s lonely. Starting a new diet also brings the perk of joining a club of people following the same diet.
- It’s controversial. You won’t fully fit in with the dieters or the buffet-goers.
Because everyone looks weird with a thiiird eye.
Stay with me.
For centuries, there has been a concept of opening your third eye that is featured in just about every religion/philosophy spanning cultures, time, and language.
Don’t worry. I’m not about to get weird and ask you to shave your head or drink
koolaid Crystal Light—it’s really just about seeing things differently.
There are people right now who have already consumed 2000+ calories of food before noon. I’ve been there. I thought my options were either what I was doing by default—or swimming in a sea of salad.
I didn’t want to be that girl who asked for everything delicious “on the side”. Or that guy who drank raw eggs in the morning and carried around a gallon of water to not-so-subtlely hint to everyone that he was putting a speedo on layaway.
But then something happened. Call it an aha moment, or a wake up call, but suddenly there was not only 1) an awareness of how far I’ve let myself go, 2) but also an understanding of how I had failed up to that point, and 3) what it would take to get me to where I need to be.
And at 352 pounds, that clarity in the midst of stress was unique.
It was like having my thiiird eye opened.
So thiiirdly was born as love child of my rebellious tendencies and my desire to help myself and others pursue health.
Because there is a life I picture that I’ve deferred for a long time— one free of constant self-doubt, self-imposed limitations, preventable health risks, and a destructive lack of self-discipline.
thiiirdly is for those who see things differently
I should also mention that I have an innate problem with bullshit. This journey is difficult enough—it doesn’t need the added distraction of fads, unnecessary restrictions/rules, or scam artists.
The concept is simple | The work is hard
Tomorrow: Thiiirdly as a trilogy
Tell me about your thiiird eye moment