Do You See Yourself as a ‘Fat Loser’?
It’s a painful truth, but millions of overweight people see themselves in a negative light because of their weight, body shape, etc. The media hasn’t helped much with shows such as “The Biggest Loser,” etc. making it look like being overweight is due to laziness.
Like author J.K.Rowling said – “Fat’ is usually the first insult a girl throws at another girl when she wants to hurt her. I mean, is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive,’ ‘jealous,’ ‘shallow,’ ‘vain,’ ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’?”
Being fat is not a sign of laziness, lack of motivation, or a character defect. Some people just have slower metabolisms and are more predisposed to weight gain.
Things have gotten so bad that ‘fat-shaming’ has become a trending term and now there are plus-sized models on magazine covers trying to show that they are ‘plus-sized and proud.’
This is the other extreme and is not beneficial either, because your weight impacts your health more than your appearance. Being overweight and loving your body means that you’ll be less likely to try and shed the excess pounds.
This will mean that your risks of getting diabetes, blood pressure problems, coronary heart disease, and many other health issues will be more serious. These are far more serious problems that can bring your entire life to a grinding halt.
The first thing that you need to do is cast away the negative image you have of yourself. Stop blaming yourself for your weight gain. Tell yourself that if you can gain the weight, you can lose it too.
You’re the same person whether you’re lean or fat. It’s just a matter of fat and fat can be burned off with diet and exercise. It’s not rocket science.
The problem arises when you view yourself negatively and believe that you’re ‘destined’ to be fat. You think that you ‘deserve’ to be the way you are because you’re ‘lazy.’
It’s not about laziness, but about habits. You may not even be to blame. If you’re from a family where most of your family members are overweight, you’d have picked up eating patterns and diet choices from an early age, and we all know that old habits die hard.
Your goal will be to teach new and better eating habits. Eating moderately and keeping your diet clean will be the first step. The second step will be to exercise a little daily. The third step will be to keep doing this every day for 90 days.
You’ll be amazed at how these little efforts compound over the three months and you look like a brand new you. It’s just a matter of making small positive changes over some time.
Time is your ally. Keep your chin up and understand that being overweight has nothing to do with being a loser in life. You can shed weight and achieve the body of your dreams if you believe that you can.
A positive self-image is the most important thing. If you can see it in your ‘mind’s eye’ and feel it in your heart, you will do what you have to and reach your ideal weight. It won’t be easy, but you will get there without fighting your negative self-image every step of the way.
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” – Henry Ford