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The Real Struggle of Weight Loss

Losing weight can be extremely hard, especially if you have tried so many times in the past and despite this, you saw no results and decided to go on with your life just the way it is.

We often talk about how we wish to look better, feel better, and have more confidence but we tend to forget that our body shape is also defined by our genetics and life circumstances, for the lack of a better word. It’s true that your genetics do not serve as an excuse that you cannot exercise or try to eat healthier. It’s all about making a choice on a daily basis because your body will be defined by what you decide to eat. Yes, the saying that “you are what you eat” is a reality and that is exactly why it’s in our hands to decide how we shape our own reality.

Back to the main topic now.

People around us often say that we should eat less or stop eating just to lose more weight, thus we often feel judged whenever we eat in public at dinners, parties, or family gatherings. We know that no matter the quantity of food that we eat will be thoroughly observed by those around us.

Making the final decision

Decisions. Decisions. Decisions. How many times have you heard this word? Probably too many. This is where everything either starts or ends. It’s your choice and your life and you should know what you want to make of it. Look, I’m not gonna lie to you and say that losing weight is easy because it certainly isn’t. It’s far from being but what you should know it that once you start, there is no going back. If you truly want it then you will make the final commitment and stick to it till the very end of the journey.

The guilt of eating

This is rather emotional to write about, if I may confess. Once you are doing it and start seeing results, it can get quite addicting to keep seeing the scale go down. It’s like becoming obsessed with it and it’s far from being mentally healthy.

You will have to get used to eating “normal” food. Which, by the way, there is no “normal” or “healthy” food and I had to learn this the hard way. You can actually eat anything, yes you read that right. The only thing you have to make sure of is to be in a caloric deficit while getting your intake of all nutrients. And before you think about it, no, the caloric deficit does not mean starving yourself. You just have to eat a bit less than normal.

The guilty part, it’s something that no one should go through but, unfortunately, a lot of people do. I did too, and still do from time to time and I have to keep telling myself that it’s normal to eat anything you want and as long as you get back on track the results will come. You only give up the moment you stop completely. Plus, you can’t live like this your entire life, you have to eat food. It is what gives us energy and keeps us alive.

Change of perspective

Your mood will improve drastically once you see food as a source of energy and life for your body because, in honesty, you should never be ashamed of eating. It’s part of being human, it is a biological need along with sleep and rest (among other two). Think about it this way: if you workout, your body uses part of its fuel then it needs to replenish it. How do you do that? Food and sleep. These are essential. When you do get these, you can actually perform better not only when it comes to the gym but, in your daily life.

Desserts and sweets are completely acceptable

Diets are trash. I’m not going to sit here and write about how good and effective diets are because I would be lying and can’t allow myself to do that. Those diets promoted on Instagram can be trash and you should talk with your doc before starting one. The only thing that can be effective is actually intermittent fasting because it allows you to wat whatever you want without restrictions. You just have an eating window and have to use smaller plates for smaller portions. So yes, you can eat anything and still lose weight.

In all honesty, diet culture should disappear, it can lead to binge eating and craving more which will be worse than eating a portion of food you want in a smaller quantity.

Ignore the world’s opinion

Once you start, you need to stay focused and ignore what others think or say about you. You have to remember that you are doing this for yourself and they should mind their business. It is what it is. I wish I had someone to give this advice to me but sadly I did not.

Here’s a reminder that your body should be your own business and no one else’s. You decide how you dress, act and eat. I cannot stress this enough. People around you won’t understand what you are going through during this process. There will be days when you will cry and others when you will start feeling more confident but you will surely notice the change as time goes by. You just have to believe in yourself and that you can do it and if you do not believe it, I’m here to tell you that it’s ok to feel lost and doubt yourself but that is exactly how you know that you are doing the right thing.

This change will affect you for the rest of your life. And trust me, nothing in this world compares to the feeling of watching yourself become better and improving, discovering that you can do things you only ever dreamed of doing.

So, always remember that you got this. If you truly want it, nothing will stop you from achieving this. Yes, the struggle is real and the journey is a long one but, nothing worth having comes easy or for free. If you want a better life you have to be willing to give up your old one in exchange.

Oof I hope you liked this post. Honestly, I didn’t think it would be this long. Initially, I wanted to post yesterday but I got caught up in trying to making changes to the site. Oh and I got two domains and I’m trying to figure out how to use them, it’s gonna take a while though, since I am still a beginner.

Thank you for reading my posts and I’ll see you on the next one.

Have a great one! Bye!

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