9 Weight Loss Myths Busted!

Did you know that Europe had the second highest proportion of overweight or obese people in 2008, behind the United States? It is estimated that over half of the EU’s population was overweight or obese in 2008. Globally, the share of adults (aged 20 years and over) who were thought to be overweight or obese was estimated to be 35 %. This share rose above 50 % in Europe and the Americas [1].

Obesity is a serious public health problem, as it significantly increases the risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart diseases and certain cancers.

For the individual, being overweight is strenuous on the body and can be linked to a wide range of psychological problems. For society as a whole, it has substantial direct and indirect costs that put a considerable strain on healthcare and social resources.

Why is it so hard to maintain “normal” weight? The diet industry is a multibillion-dollar industry, so why is it not working?

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Through my own experience and conversations about weight loss with many people, including my clients, I have gathered some of the recurring statements I often hear and explain why they are wrong! There are so many misconceptions about weight loss and I have written a short eBook where I bust 9 of them! 

Enjoy!

Please follow this link to get the whole mini eBook for FREE. 

[1] http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Overweight_and_obesity_-_BMI_statistics

 

Just do it!

It’s Sunday morning. Or maybe it’s afternoon. I don’t know and frankly, I don’t care. The sun is up, that means it’s day. I can’t sleep anymore although I went to bed only a few hours ago. I’m so tired and my head is pounding from dehydration. My mouth feels like something died in there. My body aches from top to bottom. I can feel my hair being stuck from yesterdays desperate attempt to put it in a nice bun or something flashy. It hurts… Ouch!

Do I dare looking back at that thing staring at me in the mirror? Black rings under the eyes – it’s not a pretty picture!

Slowly my memory comes flashing back and I remember all the embarrassing things I did the night before. I just want to crawl back under the covers and hide.

Yes, I am hungover! Terribly hungover!

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I look outside. The sun is shinning. I should be outside enjoying it.

And then I see them…

I hate them…

I hate them so much…

I see two runners jogging along like it’s the most perfectly normal thing to be doing Sunday morning before anyone else is up (well, before I am up…).

Did I mention I hate them?

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Correction…

I used to hate them!

Today I embrace them. I even cheer them on. Especially the ones that are chubby or plain out fat. It’s such a shame that overweight people are laughed at when they do something good for themselves. I think many “fat” people are too self-conscious to exercise because they worry about what people might think.

Well here is what I think.

I think you are amazing! 💪🏻

Go out an exercise and be happy! Wobbly fat and everything! Who cares? As long as you are doing something good for yourself, then DO IT!! 👏🏻

 

In my previous life, I hated them. While I was destroying my body week after week with one binge drinking party after the other, they were out getting fresh air and doing something good for themselves. How could I not be jealous? Even worse was that I was medicating myself with gross greasy food while suffering with the never ending GUILT!

Luckily, I got real about how my lifestyle was destroying my body and my life, and I have stopped.

Now I am what I used to hate. I am out jogging (well, not actually, but figuratively) and doing something great for myself! ☺️

The sad news is that I am not sure I would have been able to change had I not been pregnant. I sometimes wish I had changed BEFORE pregnancy, so I could enjoy life in a different way before having children. But hey, I am eternally grateful to my sweet baby-boy, he changed my life! Thank you, Silas!

I really hope that if you can relate to my story that you are able to snap out of it before a major life-changing event like having children.

Enjoy life now!