Thinking of shedding some weight? It might be the best of ideas but before that, there are some things worth knowing and keeping in mind before embarking on that journey of weight loss. Below you will find secrets no one tells you about losing weight and that are generally un-emphasized.
You can lose weight and still look fat.
It’s really not all about looks, but for many losing weight does have a tie to physical appearance, especially when considering how rampant fat discrimination and fat shaming are in society.
However, the reality is that while many people have had weight loss success stories with dramatic before-and-after pics, not everyone’s weight loss trajectory, or body type and genes for that matter, will have the same result or will look the same.
You can feel, think, and look better, healthier, more empowered, and stronger than before but to some, or perhaps even at times to yourself, you may still be reduced down to your appearance and may still be fat.
You can do everything you’re supposed to and still not lose weight.
This is one of the most challenging, difficult, and disheartening things about weight loss. Despite what society and medical professionals will tell you, weight loss is not as simple as calories in and calories out. One can do everything that he or she is supposed to in order to lose weight and may not see any progress.
Weight loss is complicated, affected by genetics and environment, other health issues, and the alignment of the planets. It’s really not as simple as non-overweight people will tell you, and anyone who has tried to lose weight and failed, and even those who have tried to lose weight and succeeded, can tell you that you can do everything that’s prescribed for weight loss and still not lose weight.
It will take time to get used to your new and changing body after weight loss.
Losing weight will change your body, but it will take time to get used to it; especially if you were overweight for a long period of time. The way you walk, the way you take up space, the way you carry yourself, your body language, the ways clothes fit (both new clothes and old clothes), your posture, you name it–will take some time to get used to and to adjust to.
It will be like driving a new car and your body is your vehicle. Turning, braking, parking, speeding, accelerating, decelerating–just takes time to learn how to drive it and get used to it. Follow this link to watch how Kaylah Cupcake experienced it.
You may not even need to lose weight.
The media bombards us with images of tall, slim models and actively encourages young girls and women to aspire to be the same. Yet we are not all tall and small boned! There is an ideal weight for you and it might not be what you think it should be.
The only perfect weight is the weight that is right for YOU, and it’s determined by your body’s unique biology and chemistry. Weight loss or keeping it off isn’t always easy.
Exercise Alone Is Not an Effective Weight Loss Tool
Unfortunately, the exercise strategy can actually backfire when it comes to weight loss and fat burning.
Aerobic exercise demands that you increase your energy output. Because our body is always trying to stay in balance, this type of movement may actually act as a biological cue to make you eat more, which can sabotage weight-loss efforts.
Besides that, research shows that continuous aerobic exercise isn’t nearly as effective a weight-control strategy as surprising your body with aerobic interval training.
So before setting out on that amazing journey of your lifetime, device strategies around these secrets you wont be told!