Several months ago on my way home from work, I pondered what it would be like to wear a thin suit. They have fat suits that can turn a 140lb person into a sumo wrestler; imagine if stuffing myself into a super-stretchy suit and zipping it up could make me 140lbs! While it would be great to wear cute clothes, I’m more interested in how my experience of the world would change if I had such a different body. Would I be more confident? Would I do more daring things as a result? I don’t know, but if there was an instant way to find out, I’d sign up for it. I’m fascinated by the mental process of weight loss, especially if one has a lot of weight to lose.
Despite what I may wish, becoming besties with healthy food choices and regular (some say daily) exercise is the only way to transform.
When you gain enough weight, your clothes stop fitting like they used to. Pants that once rested against your stomach now roll down in protest. Shirts that were suitably snug, following your curves, become indecently tight and resemble a sausage casing. Woe!
It’s impossible to be alive in 2014 and not know what you need to do to lose weight. There are popular diets or meal plans (Weight Watchers, Paleo, The Zone, etc., etc., etc.), fitness plans or philosophies (CrossFit, P90X, Insanity, and many more), and there’s the self-directed route too (eat healthy, cut out junk food, and walk, run, or dance daily for a good 30-60 minutes). Or you can grab a gym membership and hire a trainer. Options abound, as does the flab, and whether you choose to focus on food or physical activity, consistency and planning are crucial to weight loss.
Eating healthy food and getting regular exercise isn’t just for weight loss; it’s a healthy lifestyle choice that many make because they want to live as long as possible and feel good in their bodies at every age. However I’m curious to know how you personally lose weight, if you’ve ever needed to (if you haven’t, that’s great, but the final question isn’t for you, unless you can share about someone else’s journey).
What do you do to keep your weight in check?