Diet used to be a big word in my life but not anymore. I don’t like that word at all! Why? The associations of the word diet to me equals to deprivations, hard stuffs, nothing enjoyable at all.
Here’s my story…
Confession of a former diet queen
I was a late bloomer; it wasn’t until I was in High School that I got to ‘met’ and became intimate with the word diet. A small town girl, transplanted in the big city where some of the students were models? Yeah, I quickly learned that I was indeed fat. I needed to lose weight.I was the fat girl in high school.
I didn’t know how to do it the right way of course. Heck, most high school kids wouldn’t know much about the right way to eat let alone nutrition, right? I was young and naive.
Thus, the long journey with diet began. It wasn’t until I was in college that I really jumped into this whole crazy world of yo-yo diet and all the trimmings. I took up smoking because besides being cool – kids do not try this at home! – It also said to suppressed appetite. This I found out much later to be a big BS. Excuse my French – but no, cigarettes don’t suppress your appetite. It just made addicted!
I survived on instant noodles (that’s Ramen noodles for you my dearest American friends) and nights where I went to bed hungry because I thought dinner was bad and of course I lost weight but I also accumulated years of MSG overloaded systems inside my body. I was skinny, yes but in the unhealthiest way possible. I was skinny fat!
Even at my lowest weight – which was deemed as ideal by that whole 110 – your height measurement. I was 55 kg (110 lbs) and being 165 cm (5’5”) I finally was considered ‘normal’. Do you still use this system? Please, ditch it because not only it was old fashioned, it was completely wrong way to measure your health! Even then in my head I still feel fat. See, the cycles? I had a totally distorted body image back then.
Fast forward until I had my son, threw in post partum depression, unhealthy marriage, I was ballooning like crazy. I ate my feelings out! That’s how I was. So the cycle of crazy diet regiments were getting stronger.
I was always on the lookout for the newest and latest diet trends. Magic pills, yes tried them! Magic shakes to replace your breakfast and dinner? Been there, done that, sweety! As the results? My metabolism went completely out of whacked!
If there really is a quick fix diet pills that truly work without costing you a liver damage or other damage in the long run, who ever invented this will probably win a Nobel price already! Don’t you think?
It took me many years to finally wake up from this whole diet influence. It wasn’t until I started working out, started lifting weights, cutting out the crappy processed foods that I realized I don’t need to be starving myself to death to lose the weight! Contrary, I need to eat…it’s a matter of choosing what to eat that change my body’s compositions plus the workout of course.
So yes, I was a former diet queen and I am now fully sober! Now, I had banished the word diet out of my life completely. Why? Because it just doesn’t work! Period! Diet sucks!
Diet industry is a million dollar business. It’s almost like fashion, there will always be new secret methods being offered for us who easily wants to find a quick fix but darlings, being healthy are no quick fix. I am still learning too. Want to lose the stubborn last 10 pounds? Eat! Don’t starve yourself. Eat right add exercise, rest well then your body will rewards you. And if I can add, ditch the scale! No, seriously! Go with body fat level instead of those numbers on the scale.
How about you? Are you still on a diet?
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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY PROMPTS FOR 28th JANUARY 2015:
- Are you a diet queen? Tell us about it if you are or not.
- That moment when you were hurt so bad emotionally. How did you heal yourself?
- 5 healthy food that you crave all the time
- Tell us about your morning routine
- What is your favorite workout DVD program(s) or workout YouTube channel?
WELLNESS WEDNESDAY PROMPTS FOR 4 FEBRUARY 2015:
- How do you cope with stress?
- Would you consider going under the knife for better figure? Why?
- 10 things you learned at the gym
- Gym Etiquette
- Fitness/Health myths debunked!
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