Are you planning to go on diet? Are you wondering why can’t I be as slim as others?
I meant, who doesn’t want to have such body? ↑↑↑↑↑↑↑
|Me in year 2009, I don’t think I was that fat, but maybe just a little chubby.|
Sadly, I am still suffering from gastric, heartburn and ingestion at times.
My story can be boring but please take note of my sincere advices to all of you,
I am not sure how you stomach will react after skipping meals. For me, heartburn happened and the discomfort really made me sleepless at night. When your stomach stays empty for a long time, it reacts by causing stomach pain as a cue for the need of food. Hunger pains are not serious but prolonged starvation can lead to other medical conditions like increase stomach acid production and digestive issues.
I could be thinking of what I wanted to eat for the next meal in the morning, afternoon and night because I had been suppressing my appetite most of the time. So, when you finally reward yourself with food, you tend to eat even more.
3. It slows down your metabolism
Surprisingly, severely restricting calorie actually prevents our bodies from burning the unwanted fat stores effectively, which means the weight loss slows down. If you were to go back to normal eating, you will gain weight faster as your metabolism will be slower than before.
4. It can lead to eating disorder
It is important to include that prolonged starvation induces change in cognition, behaviour, and interpersonal characteristics. After long period of fasting, you might feel that more weights must be lost in order to achieve a skinnier look, and you will never be satisfy with you own body, even though you are already skinny! That can be really scary!
With the introduction of social media, particularly Facebook and Instagram, we are exposed to edited images and thin ideals. The appearance-focused nature of social media has reduced individual’s self esteem and tend to look for ways to achieve a better outlook. It is definitely not wrong to improve your appearance, but do know your limits and do not go beyond it. I would suggest the practice of healthy diet and regular exercise instead of going purely on extreme diet.
Lastly, please love your own body and be confident about yourself. Because you are the one and only you in the universe!
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