[By Meena D.]
In a nutshell, our “happy weight” is something that makes us happy, is achievable with gratifying results, and not just based on relentless dieting. I’ve been yoyo between extremes all my life, and being overweight or underweight are both equally horrendous experiences that I wouldn’t want to go through again. Your happy weight might be different from your dream size but when you get there, you’ll know because that’s when you start to care less about pounds and sizes, and more about your health and overall well-being. Instead of fretting over numbers and figures, you will start to embrace and enjoy life the way it’s meant to be. The best way to find your happy weight is really to learn to let go of some key issues that are holding you back, and here are some common pitfalls of weight management you may be committing without realizing it. Bear in mind that you yourself is solely responsible for your own happiness and success in life, so find your “happy weight”, embrace it, and life live the way it meant to be.
One of the first thing you must do in order to reach your happy weight is to quit comparing. The models and celebrities staring right at you from the glossy pages of magazines are there for a reason. They are probably genetically blessed in the looks department to begin with, and looking ridiculously good is their full time job! It is great to have role models that you can draw inspiration from but just because you admire the way someone looks doesn’t mean that you should look that way too.
I used to envy women who wear a size 2 to 4, yet what I found was when I reached that size, it didn’t make me happier as I received more flak than compliments as to how I look. Cloning someone will not guarantee similar results and losing your own uniqueness and identity along the way is downright miserable to say the least.
When you are able to look at food without seeing them as number of calories, you will be able to reach your happy weight much faster. Our weight has more to do with our overall quality of eating and activity level and is not dictated by calories alone. “Calories consumed is a mere measurement of how much energy is require to metabolize the food and does not correlate directly to your health and wellness.” Explains Dr. Toby Hui, senior medical consultant with The SW1 Clinic (formerly from The Sloane Clinic) with a keen interest in helping patients with Weight Management issues. “Choosing quality over quantity and cutting back on empty calories such as those from refined sugars and processed meat are more efficient ways of losing weight compared to absolute calorie counting.”
One way to ensure that your meals are healthy without measuring is to include mostly vegetable for half a medium sized plate, fill up a quarter of that with protein and the rest with complex carbs from healthy starch such as brown rice, couscous or sweet potatoes.
One of the best piece of dietary advice that I had picked up over the years is to start listening to your body. Many women have trouble letting go of the control that comes with restrictions and more often than not, this works against them in the quest to reach their happy weight. Learn to recognize cues that your body give out to signal hunger and the need to re-fuel. Similarly, when your body is overwhelmed with a sense of satiety, say no to that extra helping of roast or desserts.Starving, restricting, stuffing and binging are sure ways to sabotage one’s weight and bodily functions. Listen to your hunger and cravings and satisfy them with healthy options and you will be able to reach your ideal weight sooner rather than later!
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