- Attempting to lose weight the wrong way (while thinking you're doing the right thing) and ending up gaining twice as much as you lost.
- Having low self-esteem.
- Neglecting to weigh yourself regularly and not realizing (or admitting) how big you are getting.
- Unconsciously avoiding your fears. Being fat gives you an excuse for not doing what you're afraid of doing.
- Having thyroid problems.
- Having erroneous beliefs about exercise and food.
- Not having role models who exercise because they like it rather than because they have too.
- Stopping sports and not realizing that you need some exercise to replace it.
- Thinking that exercise is an option.
- Not realizing that the more you exercise, the more you can do.
- Thinking that what you eat is not so bad and not realizing that some foods are stopping you from losing weight.
- Craving more and more fat and sugar...The more you eat junk, the more your body wants it.
- Going through life events which end up making you eat your emotions because you haven't figured out better ways to deal with your problems.
Sunday, 6 March 2011
Why do people let themselves get so fat?
So I read a comment recently that went something like this : I don't understand why people let themselves get so fat. My answer is "Oh so many ways". I can only speak for myself, but here's a few of my own answers that explain why I got to where I got and that can certainly apply to many others :