At present. a good part of the world population is hungry and the other half wants to lose weight, we are lucky to be part of the second group. Get the desired body It is a maxim that many people share, which however are overwhelmed and frustrated by so many dieting options that never fully work. The keto, the intermittent breakfast, the paleo, the one that prevents you from eating the nights of a full moon … and in the meantime that belly that does not come down.
Despair in these cases is perfectly understood. You always try follow the advice, you swear that you will exercise and combine cardio and strength, which from now on you will eat healthy… and yet you don't get it. Is there something wrong with you? Actually, maybe the reasons why you don't lose weight are within your psyche more than you imagined, luckily you can fight that position in which you have decided to stay comfortably. The doctor and nutrition expert, Michael Karson, says that there is an object in the house that you should pay close attention to if you want lose weight. The fridge? Cold Cold. It's about the mirror.
1. What you hate about the mirror
Mirror, mirror, how do you look today when you look at your reflection? No need to be The step-mother of Blanca Nieves, but it is true that the image you have of yourself will condition your possible weight loss. As Karson explains, when you perceive yourself negatively, it is quite likely that you will enter a self destructive circle You don't want to change anything
You feel unattractive or even repulsive? Then you will have to work to become someone who is seen with affection. Of course, you also have to learn to accept those little bugs from you that you can't change. There is a psychiatric illness known as Body Dysmorphic Disorder, by which the person tends to become obsessed with defects that he perceives in his appearance. An example of this is the case of Hannah, who collects 'BBC': it is a girl with a completely normal appearance, who however can spend up to four hours putting on makeup so that others cannot perceive their supposed defects.
You will never try to change, because you hate yourself so much that in the weight you find a perfect excuse to continue teasing yourself
"In my experience as a psychologist," says Karson in 'Psychology Today', "most of the time people try to lose weight, the problem is not the person in the mirror, but the one who looks at it. The 'observer' is full of hate, every defect is an excuse to lacerate. You will never try to change, because you hate yourself so much that in the weight you find a perfect excuse to continue doing it. "Before considering the possibility of losing weight, you must first work on starting to love yourself. Remember that if you are not happy with Your appearance You can always change it.
2. You do not accept your mistakes
Sometimes, the expert ensures that the problem with our body can come from denial or flattery. Realism is essential to prepare for future disappointments. "Trying to convince yourself of how handsome you are doesn't usually solve the problem," he says. "The 'body positive' or body positivity has more to do with accepting yourself than in ensuring every day of your perfection"When you accept the importance of you, your positive side and also your failures, then you can work on changing what you don't like.
3. Do you think losing weight will make you happy
It is quite common to think that when we get slim we will finally be happy and all our problems will disappear. Weight loss it will simply make you look thinner, but the worries They will still be there, and if you don't accept yourself, you will still not find happiness.
"If you want to lose weight you should keep this in mind," says the psychologist. "You also must understand that your body is physical and that, therefore, every cookie, every candy you take into account. Sometimes we think not will affect us or that calories they won't count on that occasion, but they will, don't doubt it, "he says.
In conclusion, if you really want to lose weight, you must learn to reconcile with your body and, in short, to meet you, in order to start from scratch and understand what defects are in you that you consider necessary to change.