No one likes to be called “fat” because of how offensive that sounds. In fact, to say that a person is fat is to body shame them. Many play it safe by describing people on the big side with words like “chubby” or “big.” Being on the big side is no longer an “evidence” of good living as it used to be some time in the past. We cannot go about examining anyone’s flabby arms and say they are enjoying. Because nowadays, weight gain means loss of self-esteem.
Everyone wants to look fit. While the men want to show off their nice muscular bodies and six packs, women want an hour glass body, flat tummy, and just enough fat in the appropriate regions. Does this always come easy? No, absolutely, no. Our dieting and general lifestyle makes it incredibly difficult to stay in shape. Because it takes a lot of effort to not be a junkie.
Weight Loss Myths
It is cool (at least on social media) to hear someone say s/he is a foodie until they become over-weight. When the harsh reality of body-shaming dawns on them, they turn to slimming teas. There are lots of questions regarding the efficacy of these teas. Do they really work?
According to Medical News Today, “Slimming teas are often advertised as a way to lose weight and cleanse the body. The theory is that the tea stimulates digestion, aids metabolism, and, in some cases, rids the body of impurities. [But] there is very little evidence that slimming tea is effective.” Did I just burst your bubble? I just thought you might need to cut down on them teas.
What really works? Is it some strict work out schedules? Does cutting down one’s carbohydrate intake do the magic? There are several self-acclaimed weight-loss experts who say one must take as little carbs as possible to get their dream body. But that is not entirely true and there are lots of interesting things to learn about carbs. The truth is, any food can cause weight gain if you over consume it, whether it is made up of carbohydrates, fat or protein.
Preventing Excessive Weight gain
For some people, over eating is a serious problem during the holidays when they are less busy and the refrigerator is a few steps away. For others, over eating is a problem when they have a lot of work to do and food is their only motivation. These ones reward themselves with food for milestones, achievements, whatever. These are the real foodies. That tag would have been as cute as it sounds, except that many mistake it for gluttony. I guess they forget that too much of everything is bad.
If you have been looking to start a weight loss schedule, registering at a gym and several hours of yoga will simply be a waste if you eat lots and lots of junks and whatever your appetite dictates. Eating moderately is a huge fraction of what you must do to stay in shape and gain self-confidence again.