Little knowledge beware – proceed at your own risk!
As a teenager with no clue on how to lose weight except put less in and burn more meant I would not eat enough calories, and exercised with abandon. I felt like I was on top of the world, unstoppable, a feeling commonly known to teenagers.
Soon, for the first time in my life I was losing weight. I started to feel hopeful, I could soon be accepted, people were congratulating me on the changes. Until one day…. I had to re-evaluate what I was doing and what I was willing to give up to get to a weight I could be happy with because staying the course would spell disaster.
Both myself and a close friend started to get fixated about how much we were eating and how much less we should eat. That was a slippery road and luckily I became aware that was not the way to go when I nearly collapsed from exhaustion and lack of nutrients after an aerobics class. I chose then, that was not the road for me.
It wasn’t until years later, after I moved from Portugal to the UK, had been exposed to a lot that I realised that weight loss only works if we put health first.
Today, health means making affective choices – eating discerningly, sleeping well, optimised movement, removing toxicity from our lives and managing any health conditions efficiently. Moving forward one step at a time!
Sounds simple right? If it was simple and easy most of us would find it easy to lose weight and we would no longer go up and down like a yo-yo. It is not easy or simple but it has to start with the mindset – the way we frame our thoughts and beliefs.
So how do we move forward?
Forget scales stalking, calorie counting, exercising till you drop, paying for meal plans and shakes that will lead you nowhere.
Do it the right way!
Please remember that it is not only the goal that matters, the journey is as important. This is the difference between frustration and contentment. Despondence and joy.
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