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Are you a person that when something emotional happens, you grab the ice cream out of the freezer and eat it out of the carton with a spoon? You can’t even take the time to put it into a bowl you are so emotionally attached to that carton of ice cream. Does it really help you feel any better?
If you took the time to spoon out a reasonable serving into a bowl, you may change your mind before eating it. You have basically programed your brain to eating the ice cream. Taking the time to get a scoop and dishing it out into a bowl will break up that programing. You may stop and realize the sabotage you are doing to your body. The sugar high isn’t going to make your troubles go away. All it will do is blow your diet and your plan on keeping yourself in a nice shape.
When people do this, especially women, it’s almost like they are saying that since that relationship didn’t work out, Richard didn’t find me attractive and no one else will either. I may as well let myself get fat. I’m ugly and no one will ever love me.
As we all know, that isn’t true. You need to change your way of grieving over a loss relationship or anything else that goes wrong in your life. What do you do when you receive disappointments? Do you over eat? Splurge on things, or do you maybe sleep a lot?
When I am upset, I like to turn on the stereo and dance while I clean house. The music helps my mood improve and cleaning is like fighting back at the bad news I received. Sometimes I talk to myself the whole time about how wrong it was. I don’t usually eat when I am disappointed, instead I burn fat. Most likely I am burning fat for a long time. I can clean my whole house in record time if I am upset. In the end, I feel better about myself and I have a clean house.
If you don’t like dancing to loud music or cleaning house, taking a good long walk can cool your disappointment too. Again you will be burning fat and not hurting yourself as you would be if you ate ice cream.
Don’t feel you are alone in this. There are many people who seem to fall into the feeling that eating solves all problems. It really starts more. If you are already struggling with not being able to burn fat, then you have just made it harder on yourself. One time won’t do a lot of damage to your diet, but if you continue to eat over the course of a few days, all work you have done to burn fat will feel like you wasted your time. The scale will go up and you will get even more depressed.
Stop the roller coaster effect before it starts. Train yourself to take charge of your life by finding another more healthier way to handle depression. You can over come the rejection or whatever made you feel like picking up the carton of ice cream another way.
Next time disappointment comes your way, put that spoon and carton of ice cream back. Have another plan ready to help you feel better. Go for a walk, clean house or go to the gym are all good alternatives and require you to excerpt yourself a bit. You will feel much better about yourself afterwards and be ready to move on.
Back in the early nineteen sixties there was a study completed on how to determine if you are fat. It was determined that is a lady is 5 feet tall and weighs less than 140 pounds, she is not considered fat. Go pass that 140 pound mark and you are overweight. That was good/bad news for me. I am a woman, 5 ft tall, and I weigh 140 pounds. That’s good news because it means I am not that much overweight and don’t have to loose much to be in the guidelines. The bad news is, I still am overweight. A man who is 6 feet in height and weighs over 204 pounds was considered overweight. It was found that 24.3 percent of the adult population in America was overweight. Another survey done in the early part of nineteen seventies, found that 25 percent were overweight and by the time a third survey was done in the later part of the seventies, there were 25.4 percent of the American adult population overweight. In the nineteen eighties, the numbers were at 33.3 percent. In 1994, research findings were published showing that in just 10 years time, residents of America had all together accumulated over a billion pounds. We are now in 2012, are you wondering what the results are now? My guess is it has continued to get worse. Too bad there isn’t a cure like the flue shot for obesity. Now we don’t only have fat adults, we are letting our children get fat too. I find it hard to watch some of the talk shows on daytime TV that have children on them that are so overweight they can hardly walk. The parents say they don’t really eat that much, or they feed them because they are so hungry. I remember one that ate a big bag of M&M’s for a mid day snack. Why has this happened to America?
There are many that try and tell us why we are fat. It’s because we don’t exercise. We eat too many sweets. Many say carbohydrates in our diet are the problem. Then there’s the low fat diets because we are eating too many fatty items. Now I am hearing how they add ingredients into our low fat, or no fat foods that actually make us want to eat more. We eat too many processed foods. There are so many different views as to why we are fat.
What can you do about it? First of all, stop and check out your own diet. Don’t worry about everyone else’s. Look for flaws in your diet that could be steering you in the direction of being overweight. Most of the time, anything you are over eating can be a problem. Even drinking too much milk or water can be bad for you. Portion control is very important.
Burn fat. That is so important. It is also important for your bodies well being. Don’t start an exercise program that is doomed to failure. Figure out some thing that you enjoy doing. If walking is your thing, go for a walk. It you like to dance, maybe work on your routine a few days each week. Then there is also weight lifting. It works wonders for burning fat if you do it right. Now I know we women don’t want big bulky muscles. Don’t worry. You aren’t built to have them. When lifting, you should not worry as much about how much you can lift as to how many repetitions you can do. Doing 12 to 15 repetitions in each set will help you burn fat. Doing only 5 or 6 repetitions of a set lifting as much as you can possibly lift, tightens your muscles, but it doesn’t burn fat.
If you are a woman, your body is built for storing fat. It’s a lifetime chore to stay trim. You may not be able to achieve it with all the factors against you, but you can possibly stay in a good range that you can feel good about.
Don’t count your calories so much as watch your portions. Try and eat something out of every part of the food pyramid to keep a balanced diet daily. Then get active in some way. If you do all of this, you have a very good chance of burning off that excess fat and getting a leaner, healthier you.