Updated: Sep 12
We have seen a lot of fad diets online, TV, ads or even testimonials from people who have tried proven diets that will help you lose weight in such a short span of time, as they say. In my opinion, it is only water weight that you lose for just a very short amount of time. It is very unhealthy because this is a drastic way of shedding pounds and definitely is not advisable to anyone. Of course, companies which are advertising slimming products will tell you otherwise, that it is so effective to use their products if you want to lose 10 kilos in just one month.
People are getting desperate to lose weight within a certain time. They want quick solutions and easy fixes but in reality, it will not give you a long-term result. Moreover, it is supporting an unhealthy way of eating and it will only cause problems in the long run. So why would you settle for a fad diet that you cannot sustain as a lifestyle and would only give you a temporary result? We want something that is sustainable, very much doable, realistic and will help us achieve a strong mindset to prepare our bodies to make the necessary changes for better health.
I would like to share my personal experience on losing weight. Just a disclaimer, I am not a dietitian or a certified nutritionist but I have had experiences that I could share in this blog that I know will be helpful for other people like me who are also struggling to maintain their weight.
Actually, it is very simple to do. It only takes determination and strong willpower to make it happen. Some just make it more complicated because different types of diets are being introduced to us. This includes restrictions, the strong discipline it equates to and other ways to describe or define a
specific diet. For me, I don't really care about what specific diet I am currently on, what name it is called or what rules to do for a specific kind of diet. I don't even worry about strictly following the list of what you can eat versus what you cannot eat because at the end of the day, you would still be tempted to eat the foods that you should avoid in some occasions. The true secret is to eat in moderation. To be honest, you can eat all the foods that you like even those categorised as high calorie foods if you only have them in moderation. I believe it will not really cause too much harm in your body.
As a kid, I was never the skinny type and at first, I was too unaffected to understand it sooner even though I was not totally comfortable with the way I carried myself at that time. I honestly hadn't really embraced the fact that I could gain weight so easily. Also, growing up, I had cousins who were not having the same problems as I did, they could still eat as much as they wanted without
gaining much weight at all. I didn't envy them though, but I was wondering why I was gaining a lot faster than anyone else would. In saying this, even if I was feeling a bit off, I didn't grow up feeling insecure about myself because I knew my strengths, where I was good at, and what traits I possessed that made me who I am so it helped me as a person to appreciate myself given the imperfections.
However, I must admit that I have tried some fad diets of losing weight introduced to me by friends or even by my own cousins that they had found effective for them. Most of these diets were really unrealistic and would make you feel tired, exhausted, deprived and very much hungry all the time. So that became the most challenging and crucial part for me, to control hunger! But as time passed, I got used to it already. It was quite difficult to do it as a student because when I was studying I needed more energy for my mind to learn effectively.
I am such a foodie until now that it makes me happy just by thinking about food and looking
forward to having breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts. That's how much I love food in general. But there came a time when I had to rethink if I could still eat like there was no tomorrow or maybe I could try to lessen my food intake for once in order to have a normal BMI. If you go online, there are BMI calculators which you can use to check if you are in normal weight, overweight or in alarmingly obese condition. This will guide you to stay on track and be more conscious of how much weight to maintain based on your height. What we are trying to achieve here is to have a normal BMI and this will give us a more healthy body inside and out.
You can also check your weight regularly by using a traditional analogue or digital weighing scale. You can store it inside your bathroom or under your bed. It is best to check early in the morning when you haven't eaten breakfast as of yet so that it will give you the most accurate figures of your
actual weight. These are the simplest ways to keep just the right weight for your body. As soon as you wake up in the morning, it is nice to have a refreshing bath. Drink a glass of water to eliminate toxins. Be grateful for a new day because it will affect the rest of your day and keep your focus on the point to stay away from all the stress which may cause stress-eating or nibbling snacks when you are bored. I am sure your body will thank you for taking care of it and you will also definitely feel good.
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