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Question Thinking about it. - May 18th 2013, 06:51 PM

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I'm supposedly at a healthy weight, but I can't stand the way I look.. I feel fat all the time, especially when I sit down and my stomach pooches out. Ive been telling myself to exercise, but I work two jobs, and don't have the time too. When I do have time, I'm exhausted. I've tried counting calories, or dieting other ways, but after a day or two, I can't push myself to continue. I eat like a pig, every few hours, until I'm full. When I don't eat until I'm full, I get cranky. Nothing seems to work, so I've been trying to starve myself. I don't want to eat and then make myself sick. I'd rather just not eat at all. I've went days without eating before. I know this supposedly only makes you fatter because when you do eat, your body stores everything. I don't really know what to do.


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Re: Thinking about it. - May 18th 2013, 07:53 PM

Hai Amanda

Okay. So one of the first things I have to tell you is that if you didn't have rolls when you sat down, you literally would not be able to stand up and straighten out- got me? Every single human being on the planet has those, seriously. I am not just saying this to make you feel better, it's a scientific fact.

Secondly, I'm gonna tell you about set point theory. It's the whole thing of your body having a pre-determined weight and it's gonna try it's best to stay there. So if you diet, sure you'll be able to get your weight down, but when you stop dieting and start eating according to your hunger cues, and not restrict yourself or eat for any other reason apart from natural hunger your body will probably float back to it's natural weight. If someone is depressed, and they eat for comfort, they'll gain weight past their set point, because they're not eating normally and to their hunger cues, they're eating because they're depressed and as a coping mechanism. Just like if someone is restricting themselves they'll lose weight. But when the people are eating 'normally' again they'll go back to their set points.

Confidence doesn't come from the outside. It comes from within you. Losing weight is a placebo effect, people expect to feel better when they lose weight and so they do. If you expect to feel good, and accept yourself as you are, you can skip the whole placebo and just feel good about yourself! I know that sounds all cheesy and stuff, but really, looking at yourself as a person and more than just your appearance can actually work wonders. You're a human being, with real feelings, real experiences, and your very existence is a miracle. Every heartbeat is a wonder, your body is incredible. Start looking at what it does for you as opposed to what it looks like. Like genitalia. It doesn't look the prettiest, but it helps you make babies (and feel damn good ).

I know this probably hasn't been much help, but seriously, keep your chin up. I'm only a PM away and I'll be able to reply when I have a more reliable internet connection



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Re: Thinking about it. - May 18th 2013, 08:12 PM

I can't lie, I really like that answer! (:


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