Sometimes I get annoyed listening to people talking about the latest diet trends, or something strange they are trying out to improve their health.
I don’t get annoyed so much with the person, as I do with the source of their information.
It’s usually some random magazine article or website, spouting the same old rubbish, which makes little sense when you attempt to read between the lines.
My husband says it’s good to be passionate about what you believe in, but I think I border on ranting at times ;-)
6 Weight Loss Rants
Perhaps you are guilty of some of these, or they annoy you, too, but here are six of my weight loss rants…
1. Waging War On Your Body
You say you’re 20 pounds over your ideal weight, but you need to realize is that that “ideal” weight you have in mind was 30 years ago!
You may have raised 4 kids, and gone through menopause since then, so be realistic with yourself, and set goals which you can achieve.
Instead of being at war with your body, why not spend more time appreciating all of the great things it has done for you over the years.
It’s okay to want to lose weight if you need to, but do so for the right reasons, i.e. to improve the quality of your life, rather than trying to fit into those size zero jeans you’ve held onto for years.
2. It’s Just Cake
I recommending avoiding unhealthy foods most of the time. However, it’s okay to eat so-called unhealthy food sometimes, too.
It irritates me so much when someone passes comment when they see me eating cake…
Yes, I am a dietitian. Yes, I do sometimes eat cake. And yes, of course I enjoy it. You can’t make me feel guilty about it!
I mean, give me a break, it’s JUST A PIECE OF CAKE, and it is fine to have a little now and then. Stop giving it so much power.
3. How Did You Get Fat?
Some of the low-carbers out there really bug me going on about cutting carbs, including those found in fruits.
If you’re overweight, are you honestly trying to tell me you got that way eating fruit?
I think not!
Fruit is good for you and you should eat it, but I do agree that moderation is important, too.
If you need to lose weight, I recommend cutting your carb intake a little until you drop a few pounds.
Just do so sensibly. There is absolutely no need to avoid all carbs like the plague.
4. Calorie Counting Queen
I’ve met so many people who are absolute genius’ at weight loss math.
They could tell you the exact number of pounds they need to lose to get to their goal weight by a given date, or how many calories each and every morsel in their fridge contains right now.
I have to confess this isn’t a strong point of mine.
I just don’t care how many calories my apple contains. It’s good for me and it tastes great, who cares about the rest?
So, stop giving yourself a hard time.
If you put even a quarter as much mental energy into something else, imagine what you could have achieved by now.
5. Using “Health” As a Excuse
I find that health is a word which is often misused.
It seems everyone is “trying to get healthy” these days.
However, what they actually mean, is that they are trying to be as thin as they were in their twenties.
Remember, good health encompasses so much more than just the number on your weighing scales.
Try taking a more holistic view when you endeavor to get healthy.
6. Having No Willpower
I have met some amazing women who have raised children, held down a career, went back to school, worked as committed volunteers, maintained wonderful relationships with those around them, etc.
And yet, they will lament their absolute lack of willpower at sticking to a given diet.
Let me tell you ladies, there is no such thing as willpower. It is a complete myth.
It’s time you realized that.
Stop beating yourself up.
And, start believing in how amazing you are, and just what you can achieve, when you put your mind to it.
Share your rant with us below, what really annoys you?