Things that stop you losing weight
Weight loss can be extremely difficult if you don’t have the support of people around you. I am quite active on social media and I’m in many keto groups, I keep seeing the same things being said quite often which got me thinking about my own experiences of weight loss, how I was not able to lose weight because I didn’t have the support of friends and family, here is what we have found are the things that stop you losing weight
1. I love you just the way you are
This is one of the biggest things that stop you losing weight, “I love you just the way you are” it is usually said by the partners of the person trying to lose weight, sometimes the person saying it is genuine and really does love them the way they are but are supportive of their weight loss, but often its due to insecurities.
It’s like they think oh no my girlfriend is going to lose weight and she’s going to look amazing and run off with the next available man that comes along! Like it couldn’t possibly because she wants to get fit and healthy.
I was in a relationship like that myself, he would constantly bring home junk food as he knew I just couldn’t say no. If I asked him to pick me up a chocolate bar he would buy me a whole box, if I asked him to get me diet coke he would get me full sugar coke as well as fresh cream cakes and all the other addictive junk food that I would consume.
Dieting was never going to happen while I was in that relationship as he was constantly sabotaging all of my efforts (because of his own insecurities) every Monday I would start a diet and by Wednesday I was back to binging on junk food.
2. The jealous friend
I’ve certainly experienced “The jealous friend” before and it is definitely one of the top things that stop you losing weight, especially if you have a friend who you socialize with quite often, they try to make you stop your new way of eating by saying things like oh go on you deserve a treat! or the classic making you feel guilty by saying if you’re not having dessert I’m not having dessert trying to make you feel guilty, this is because your new way of eating no longer supporting their bad eating habits.
My all-time favourite is you look amazing you don’t need to lose weight, even though that same friend has seen the struggles of trying to find an outfit for a night out, people without weight issues have no idea how small the plus size section is and how limited the style is making it impossible to find nice clothes.
3. You have changed
“You have changed” you’re not as happy or as bubbly as you used to be, classic sabotage technique, you’re not as bubbly and overly happy because you don’t need to be, people with weight issues tend to be the life and soul of the party and part of this is to take the emphasis off their weight and how unhappy they actually are inside so they create this big bubbly persona.
I used to be the first one to take the mickey out of myself or put myself down because I was so big I don’t know, it’s like you have to prove yourself to be a happy go lucky person because secretly your miserable as sin on the inside, these negative comments are one of the things that can stop you losing weight.
4. You look ill you need to stop dieting
I’ve lost count the number of times I heard the words “you look ill you need to stop dieting” this is not because you actually look ill! It is because the person is so used to seeing you with a fuller fatter face and body that it looks odd to them when you start losing weight.
If you had been slim to start and then gained weight they would say oh you’ve gained weight you need to go on a diet, it’s just the perspective of how they are used to seeing you look and once they get used to the new you, they will stop saying you look ill.
5. Your new diet is not healthy
“Your new diet is not healthy” what’s not healthy about feeding your body with healthy nutritious non processed food, cutting out unhealthy toxic junk food, gut destroying grains and highly addictive sugar? Why is it we have been brainwashed into thinking the body needs carbohydrates?
There is no such thing as an essential carbohydrate, there are essential vitamins and minerals etc but there is no such thing as an essential carbohydrate.
Our bodies have evolved to get all of our nutritional needs from the food we eat, if we eat a high carbohydrate, high sugar, high grain, processed foodstuff diet we will never get the essential vitamins and minerals that our bodies need to build a healthy gut, a strong immune system, and healthy eating habits. If you have a friend like this then you should show them this page here