Have you noticed that with the advent of spring, everyone goes on diets without exception? Because summer and the beach are ahead, because jeans are dangerously cracking, because calls for the need to get in shape come from every iron. It seems that the whole world is divided into fat, thin, losing weight and those who nervously smoke on the sidelines. I smoke nervously.
To be honest, I have never been on a diet. There was no particular need. Although in the last couple of years five kilograms (well, seven) completely overweight has grown on me. Feeble attempts to get rid of him were not crowned with particular success. I console myself with the fact that I still fit into the emka, and if I don’t fit in, then I happily agree that this brand has “something wrong with the patterns” …
And everything would be fine, but EVERYONE AROUND LOSE WEIGHT! Including those who weigh much less than me! Yes, I also like to look at slender, lean women with flat bellies and sunken cheeks. But today, I want to speak up for the rest of humanity: women who are el-sized and larger. And remind them that they are beautiful! And also warn against a total passion for diets. Because, having worked for many years in a women’s magazine and talking to nutritionists, I know something about this.
1. Diets are not safe!
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I know for sure that the more rigid the diet, the more likely the subsequent rapid weight gain. I know a lot of stories when uncontrolled passion for newfangled diets led to metabolic disorders, hormonal disruptions, and in the worst cases — to mental disorders, anorexia and bulimia.
Of course, I do not urge anyone NOT to lose weight if it is necessary and you want it. But losing weight is still under the supervision of a nutritionist who will select an individual program based on your characteristics and lifestyle, and will control the process. By the way, optimal weight loss on a diet is up to 3% of body weight per month. It is this pace that will allow your body not to “go crazy” and keep the result.
2. Losing weight is sometimes difficult to withstand
When losing weight becomes a mania, it inevitably affects relationships with others. Constant talk about diets, public counting of calories, faces distorted by flour at the sight of food, and these eternal “I can’t do this”, “I don’t eat this”, “this is a calorie bomb!” sooner or later they start to tire (including men!), and sometimes seriously annoy. I’ll tell you, you feel rather strange when a girl weighing 10 kg (enter the desired figure) less than you endlessly complains to YOU that she has become “fat to disgrace”. And you don’t know whether to nod sympathetically, or to suck in your stomach and crawl to the side, or to continue silently chewing your bun …
3. I love fat people
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It so happened that the most pleasant people in my immediate environment are never skinny. Believe it or not, most of the fat and plump people I know are charming, funny, friendly, witty, easy to talk to, beautiful! And recently I received this scientific confirmation. It turns out that sanguine people — the most cheerful, optimistic and attractive type of temperament for others — tend to be overweight. Of course, I know a lot of charming people among slim girls, but remember what Alice said:
From muffin they get kinder, from vinegar they bite.
Looks like there’s something in it 🙂
4. Completeness is not always a disease
Of course, we are not talking here about obesity and unhealthy overweight. But if a woman is just “in the body”, full of health, looks great and does not bother about her weight — what’s wrong with that? By the way, the fact that we gain weight with age and after the birth of children is provided by nature. Perhaps that is why, as Israeli scientists have found, people with a small fat reserve live longer than those whose weight is normal or in short supply. And scientists from New Orleans found that patients who initially have a lower body mass index die more often from strokes and heart attacks. So do as you wish, and I intend to live long!
5. Thinness is not a synonym for happiness
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Personally, I don’t really believe that weight loss can be life-changing. Well, unless you are a ballerina, not a model, not an actress. Having lost weight, we do not become more charming, kinder, more fun, smarter. We don’t always get prettier. And certainly not happier. We just fit into the standards. And the fact that men love exceptionally slender gazelles is a big exaggeration. Men love those who love themselves, who exude joy and confidence. And they also love round butts and lush breasts — just what we lose in the first place as a result of diets …
Of course, all this does not mean that I personally will not try to lose a couple of extra pounds before the beach season. I’ll try. But not at the cost of incredible efforts and restrictions. Dedicating my life to fighting my body is definitely not my way. I’d better learn to love him, including those five (okay, seven) kilograms on my waist. That’s why I choose straight cut dresses, I’m glad that low-rise jeans are finally out of fashion, I wear slimming underwear on special occasions and yes, I don’t refuse treats! And I really hope that in a world where everyone is losing weight, I’m not the only one 🙂
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