I found this thought provoking video online which I thought I’d share. Do you find yourself using fat talk? Fat talk can mean different things to each person.
To me, fat talk can vary from the obvious self-esteem reducing self talk to much more subtle fat talk. Typical examples of fat talk questions or statements are:
“Does my bum look big in this?”
“I’ll do _____________ (fill in the blank) once I’ve lost weight”.
“Have you lost weight?”
If you find yourself making comments such as these, it’s a good idea to ask yourself whether that sort of talk is really going to promote wellbeing or is it going to keep you trapped in a diet mentality.
When the diet industry markets a weight loss program, they usually focus on the end result or comparisons between what the person was like before and after they went on the program. For example, they will show a ‘before’ picture of a person looking miserable, with no makeup and wearing daggy clothes with an ‘after’ picture of someone looking happy, dressed well and all made up, who has lost weight. This often comes with a testimonial from the dieter who may typically say something like “I’m feeling more energized, I can finally go to the beach and I’ve met a new man and we’re about to be married”. Continue reading Are You Delaying Your Dreams Because You’re Dieting To Lose Weight?
Most people have a tipping point when they realize a health habit is no longer serving them and a change is needed. Prior to taking the plunge to change the habit, it can be helpful to think of why you are wanting to change. That is, what are you trying to achieve, how will you be different if you make the change and what will be different about your health and overall wellbeing ?
If you know the reasons why you are trying to achieve something, it can help to keep you focused and on track. It’s often too easy when you reach a stumbling block in any change in habit, to lose faith that you can continue. Knowing your why’s can give you that extra bit of motivation and focus to keep going and not let the stumbling blocks (which are bound to happen!) stop you from progressing further. Continue reading Why Change Your Health Habits?