At some point in human history, it was considered a good thing to be overweight. It meant that you had access to food during times when others didn’t. Being overweight was a sign of affluence.
In today’s modern world, things are bit different. Doesn’t it almost seem like people judge you based on your weight in proportion to your height? Crazy, isn’t it?
Because most people have fairly easy access to food today, the judgment has changed from one of access to one of control. Being overweight seems to be viewed as a lack of control or concern by many people. This view may not be accurate at all.
I want to assure you that there is nothing wrong with having an overweight appearance. Don’t fall victim to modern society’s nonsense value judgments. We are just fine the way we are, thank you very much.
The only time weight should matter to a person is when that person believes himself to be facing an overweight condition. Still, it only matters if he wants to do something about it. That is when it matters, not when some distorted societal standard says so.
Losing weight is not always an easy task. Especially when you don’t have the right information to make it happen. Weight loss is also something that is very feasible, and the more you understand about it, the easier it gets.
In short, knowledge in the weight loss arena is about the same as knowledge in any other area of human awareness. Knowledge is power.
Empowering oneself to lose weight is largely the responsibility of each individual.
Perhaps the worst situation is to have the wish and desire to lose weight and not be able to. This is largely a battle that has to be fought and won in the confines of one’s own mind.
Our thoughts have the power to imprison us or liberate us. Even realizing that is something of a challenge. Failure to recognize truth in that statement means languishing in a prison of our own making.
What could be more cruel to ourselves than to stay chained up when the key is within our very grasp? Refusing to believe that key exists. Because if one did believe it existed under such circumstances, he would surely stretch out a hand to grasp that key and set himself free.
This requires faith. I mean having faith that it is possible to lose weight or possible to obtain any other goal you set your mind to. This is the biggest challenge any of us face, no matter what goal we choose to focus on.
The less we believe reaching a goal is possible, the lazier we get about obtaining that goal. We begin to rationalize. “I doubt this is going to work anyway, so why am I putting so much time into it? There are a thousand other more productive things I could be doing right now.”
This is exactly the time that we must seize control of our own brain. This is also the time that knowledge comes in handy. The more understanding you have about any topic, including weight loss, the easier it becomes to obtain it.
You no longer think that it is so difficult, at the very least, you believe it is possible. The second you reach that moment is when you make a giant leap forward from lack of faith to believing something is possible.
The moral behind all of this is that we all need more knowledge when it comes to whatever goal we seek, including weight loss. Then when we see it may be possible, it is easier to find the motivation to make it happen. Not believing it is possible, in a certain sense, makes it impossible.
Find the knowledge to form the belief that weight loss or any other goal is possible. Then obtainment of the goal may be within reach.
This article is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide advice. Consult your doctor before taking up any diet or starting any form of exercise.
David Snape writes for ToBeInformed.com. You can listen to weight loss knowledge in audio format. You can also receive Dave’s weight loss emails to provide yourself with information and motivation. ToBeInformed.com is a site supportive of health, fitness and wellness.
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