Your Weight and Self Esteem

by admin on August 9, 2012

I know there may not be many scientific researches or claims stating that being overweight can affect your self-esteem. But, in my case being overweight had caused not only a whole lot of health issues but esteem issues as well. This is not an indication that all overweight people would have such problems.

What’s wrong with being overweight?

The problem being overweight is that people automatically assume that you are not healthy enough and your eating habits are probably not so good. There is also a general perception that you are a fan of fast food outlets and are quite lazy to cook using natural and fresh ingredients. Though this may be true for some people, this always is not the case for being overweight. Sometimes, people can eat healthy and a have a proper and balanced lifestyle and still end up being overweight.  The only things we can blame is those cases are genetic.

Is being slim an ideal solution

Due of the growing obesity epidemic and more people experiencing all sort of chronic illness being lean is considered to be the solution to many problems. This is just a common misconception in my opinion. You need a proper diet and a healthy and balanced lifestyle in order to maintain optimum weight. At the same time, some people can have optimum weight because of their high metabolism rate. Generally speaking, healthy eating habits are the perfect solution rather than being lean. If you could maintain both then it is perfect.

How can you reach optimum weight range?

This is a million dollar question for many overweight people. The first and foremost thing you should do in your weight loss journey is to learn about your BMI. If your BMI range is not normal and if you are considered overweight according to your BMI range then the first thing you need to do is consult the physician of your choice. Some physicians may recommend a blood just to make sure your cholesterol levels are normal. If everything seems ok for your physician’s eye then you need to be your own nutritionist and start analysing your diet. As a general rule of thumb, foods that are low in glycaemic index can help with weight loss than the high GI ones. Try learning more about GI and the benefits that foods that are low in GI can offer. If you are not a big fan of fruits and veggies then you might have to start including them in your diet and reduce the processed foods and foods that are high in salt and sugar. Depending on your eating habits, you might benefit from talking to a nutritionist.

For some people, changing to a well-balanced diet can only result in nominal weight loss and they might get disappointed with the weight loss. For those people, being on a weight loss diet might help.

What types of diet to choose?

If you are looking for a rapid weight loss solution you might be overwhelmed by the options available. In my opinion, the risks and issues associated with diet pills are just surfacing the market and I would be cautions when using them. I would suggest a rapid weight loss diet plan like water diet or 3 day diet. Whatever type of diet you choose to proceed with never let yourself starve. Always consult your physician before going on a weight loss plan or pill.

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