Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I just read a post by Debra Moorhead entitled "How I Lost 25 Pounds in One Month".
Two quotes of note:
"But I did stick to my daily allowance of 1425 and did not go over – even if that meant going to bed hungry. I learned that it’s okay to be hungry every once in a while. Too many of us have the belief that if you’re hungry, there’s something wrong with you, when in reality it only means that your stomach is empty. It’s a physiological response – that’s it. It does not mean that you must eat right away!"
"I’m sure you’ve done that before; you find a really nice suit or something you like at the department store, try it on, it looks really good, but then you look at the price tag and put it back. You have no problem putting it back on the rack because the price is simply not worth it to you at this time. Eating can be exactly the same way; is what you’re about to consume really worth being overweight?"
Whereas losing that much weight is nice, I myself lost 17 pounds my first month of weight loss, people shouldn't expect that kind of weight loss. Especially if we look at weight loss of even larger amounts. It's better for your body to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week. Anything more can mean your body isn't getting the nutrients it needs, that there's something medically wrong with you, or that your skin won't be able to "shrink" back into an appropriate shape in time with the weight loss. Plus, so many people are different that to expect 25 pounds to be gone in one month can set someone up for disappointment.