Muffin tops, hail-damaged thighs, badonkadonk butts, and chicken wings: we have 'em; we hate 'em. So how do we get rid of them? We diet! We make plans to lose weight. We pick a surgeon, join a gym, and visualize the day we can zip back into those size 6 jeans.
Or so we think.
Weight loss isn't about diet and exercise. It's not a plan. It's a battle. A battle in the mind. And without the right ammunition you're doomed to lose the Battle of the Bulge.
It is mental just as much as it is physical. Why? Because until you are honest with yourself that you can't just diet, lose weight, and live happily ever after, then you won't be successful at losing weight. Dieting is so much more than eating less and exercising. It's about recognizing your motives for over-eating. It's about accepting the fact that in order to get to and stay at your ideal weight, you need to eat in moderation and consume the right types of foods. And to do that you have to make a lifestyle change - permanently.
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Muffin tops, hail-damaged thighs, badonkadonk butts, and chicken wings: we have 'em; we hate 'em. So how do we get rid of them? We diet! We make plans to lose weight. We pick a surgeon, join a gym, and visualize the day we can zip back into those size 6 jeans.Read More »from The 3 Deadly Weapons of Weight-Loss
Stress is part of everyone's life every day. From getting kids ready for school to fighting traffic to the demands of work, the average person goes up against the nemesis called Stress multiple times daily. Even times meant for relaxation such as vacations or quiet times can generate many levels of stress as the body actively works to unwind. From waking up to sleeping our bodies are in a constant battle to maintain the balance and order needed for good health.Read More »from Stress and hypothyroidism
With a person affected by hypothyroidism, stress can aggravate the symptoms of hypothyroidism. When a person is undergoing stressful events - even "everyday" stress - the body produces a chemical called cortisol. Cortisol is one of two main hormones produced by the adrenal glands and it is necessary and beneficial to the body to handle long-term stress. However, when a person consistently and continually undergoes stressful events the affects of stress on the body begin to show on the way the body works together.
Sexy Flabuless!Apparently, Chubby Sex is one of the highest searched keywords on google. Don't ask me my source…lol…No, No don't worry its not me. For me personally, naked or scantily dressed 'horizontally challenged' (ie FAT) women (or men, for that matter) do not really appeal.
I must admit, I look at them with more than a little disgust…yea, yea before you jump down my throat and tell me how hypocritical I am… YES I know I look like…that! (I am reminded of it on the odd occasion when I happen to catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror after bathing…which I try to avoid…like the plague) But I cannot for the life of me understand why men would like to look at images of a big fat momma looking ridiculously haughty showing off her bits to the world and think its SEXY, now just so that we are clear…I am talking about soft porn here.
I love the human body…I have mentioned that quite a few times before, you know the taut, chiselled, six pack version's…but a FAT human body is sort of hard to get anRead More »from Is Fat Sexy?
I have always been a 'big' girl since I was about 8 years old…although in my early years I was never 'obese' just 'the chubby girl'… although it maybe doesn't seem it…I have always had a low self esteem when it comes to my looks/weight. At school, my friends all had boyfriends, except me, and it was easier to put it down to my weight then anything else. You see, I was brought up an 'adopted' child, in a 'white' family and have lived most of my life in a 'white' centric environment (ie all the people, friends, family, acquaintances I was surrounded with were 'white'). To all sense and purposes I was white however, my birth dad (who I never met till later in life) was african which is, obviously (unless your colour blind), where I get my colour. I think my putting on weight was as a responce to my insecurities about my place in this world it was easier to put the fact that no one was attracted to me, that I didn't fit in, that I was different, down to my weight…which obviously isRead More »from Why am I fat?