Weight Loss Myth # 5
I will not lose weight while eating at night
Weight Loss Truth: You can over indulge in food during the day and not eat a single thing at night and you WILL gain weight. As is the fact that you can starve yourself during the day and eat all night long and you still will gain weight. The key here is balance. If your body is telling you that it is hungry then perhaps you should listen to it. The truth is, that over eating, while not exercising, will cause you to gain weight; no matter what time of the day you eat. Whenever I am hungry at night, as is my habit with other meals during the day, I try to select something that is natural in nature. Something like fruits, vegetables, or I might even make myself a fruit smoothie. During those moments that I am craving ice cream or something sweet, I allow myself to get some, and DO NOT feel guilty about it. Many people who are overweight live their life in guilt and shame. I allow myself to get some, however, WITH MODERATION.
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Fat Loss Myth # 6
I’m not acceptable until I lose weight
Weight Loss Fact: The person who doesn’t feel acceptable because they are fat is because they are not acceptable to themselves first. The way that you think others view you is based on your view of yourself. I honestly believe that one must become emotionally fit before becoming physically fit. I have gone through these self-limiting emotions before. Once I realized that I was ALREADY ENOUGH in the eyes of God and that I had no need to prove myself to anyone or to receive external validation for my self-worth, that made all the difference for me. Once you accept yourself as who you are RIGHT NOW and realize that you are already enough in the eyes of God, you will not feel like you are not acceptable because of your weight.
Weight Loss Myth # 7
I need to cut calories to lose weight faster
Weight Loss Truth: Cutting your calories down might be a great thing if you are drastically overeating and stuffing your face. However, if you are eating proportionally then cutting calories might have an aversive effect. If you are cutting calories and are starving your body, then that will lower your metabolism, or in other words, slow it down, which may result in you actually not losing any weight at all, even if you are “cutting calories”