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16 ways to accept yourself in 2016 – You have no right to put yourself down

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When people are asked, “Why do you want to lose weight?”, the answer is usually “Because I’m not happy with myself.” This is very negative. I’d rather hear one of these answers:

  • Because I owe it to myself to look the best I can possibly be.
  • Because I think more of myself to just let myself go.
  • Because I want to better myself.
  • So I can stay healthy and continue to be the good person I am, in every way.
  • Because I want to be happier with myself.

But there is only one response I’m looking for: Because I love and accept myself.”

So many people live a life of self-critique instead of self-acceptance. If you can’t accept yourself, you can’t lose weight. But this applies to anything you want to accomplish. Here’s how it works. Continue reading

Fat people humiliate other fat people for trying to lose weight. They make me sick to my stomach.

lose-weight-pessimistPeople are pessimistic. But this only applies to what you want. Try to better yourself, and at least 9 out of every 10 people will try to tear you down. It’s not going to benefit them, so their thinking is, “Why should they be happy if it benefits you?”

But you’ve heard the old saying, misery loves company. If a pessimist is too lazy to do something that would better his life, he’d give you over a hundred reasons why you shouldn’t do it. When a fat person discourages you, and puts you on a guilt trip for trying to lose weight, tell him to look in the mirror. Continue reading

Is losing weight too quickly necessarily safe?

lose-weight-too-quicklyLosing weight  too quickly can be unsafe, and a little dangerous if not done in moderation. This is not always the case. However, before trying any weight loss program of this magnitude, first see your health care professional, and second, always assume the worst case scenario. It’s better to be safe, because there are health risks when losing weight too quickly. Continue reading