Many people become desperate in their efforts to lose weight. The quest to look good, be liked, improve cholesterol levels and fight cardiovascular risk often causing them to fall into manic states regarding dieting and regular exercise.
He althy weight loss is paramount and should not be taken to extremes. Otherwise, the he alth risk is just as big as being overweight!
The endless exhaustion of hunger and excessive exercise in the name of a slim body is very likely to significantly deteriorate the quality of life and emotional state.
There are some signs that show that it is definitely a good idea to rethink the obsession and the frantic pursuit of weight loss. Here's who they are:
You have become extremely obsessed
If you step on the scale every time you eat something, or when you finish a workout, or maybe in every break between exercises, in the morning after using the toilet, or as soon as you get home, then you already have a psychological problem. Obsessing about losing even half a kilo doesn't give you peace!
Understand that fluctuations in weight at different times of the day are normal. They are tied to food, body hydration, excretion mechanisms, and a host of other factors that don't make you fatter just because there is some variation in your current weight!
However, many people become obsessed with the idea of a slim and slim figure and tend to exhaust their bodies to the point of fainting, just to achieve the effect. So put the scale aside for a while and focus on how you feel! Losing weight and getting in shape is a process that takes time.
You start hiding details about your diet
Of course, you don't need to trumpet to everyone that you're currently trying to restrict yourself and therefore won't allow yourself a piece of cake for dessert on your lunch break. But if you hide the diet from your loved ones because you are afraid that they will judge you because of its excessive strictness and mockery of your body - then you have a problem! Even you realize how grueling the starvation you have undergone is, you subconsciously understand it, but still you continue!
Your self-esteem is directly related to weight and food
When you feel that obsessive thought about others keeps haunting you - you have a problem again! Do you constantly think about what people around you will say about your appearance, will they notice the change? In the morning you noticed that you have gained 2 kg and your mood is totally darkened, you have no desire for conversations, jokes. Anxiety and stress sets in.
Instead, tame the will to hunger and focus on those things that give you energy, improve your mood and make you feel good! You know yourself best.
Your diet is distancing you from your family and friends
In almost all cases of obsessive dieting, you turn your back and even begin to shun your family in order to distance yourself from the temptations they indulge in. This destroys social ties and is a prerequisite for falling into deep depressive states and their consequences.