We live in a society where we look at the magazine and all we see are size 2 models gracing the pages. As a result, a lot of us think that if we are bigger, then our body size is no longer acceptable. Because of this trend, we forget that the main idea behind maintaining an ideal body weight should have more to do with our health, than our figure.
However, more and more people (especially women) feel a certain amount of guilt when they start to gain weight. This guilt comes from different reasons: the fear of looking unattractive, the dread of not being able to control weight gain, and the frustration over trying so hard to be skinny.
Weight gain should be dealt with positive motivation, and people should never to resort to anything self-destructive as means of “punishment” for oneself.
Some people think that they should stop eating, or eat less to reduce weight. It is true that it’s good to watch the portion of food we eat, but we should never think that food is the enemy. Food is our body’s energy fuel, and without it, we would feel weak. Instead of not eating, you should watch the type of food you eat and control the serving portions.
Weight gain should not also be a reason to lose self-confidence. Sure, you may not look like a supermodel, but you must keep in mind that there are other things that you can be proud of about yourself. Confidence comes from feeling good about yourself, not from looking good. So raise your head up and stop feeling so bad about yourself.
There is also no such thing as permanent weight loss. We need to accept that weight gain, unless drastic or sudden, is not something that one should be alarmed about. It is a normal occurrence, especially when the body is recovering from ailment or under stress. It is also something that could be easily controlled if you just have the discipline to follow through.