My first big attempt at weight loss came at the age of 16. I basically ate only lettuce for an entire summer and lost a ton of weight. As it turns out, that became a pivotal moment in my life because I had achieved the goal that I’d set out to achieve. But, I did it in a way that was not sustainable or healthy. Instead of enjoying the positive things that came from it, (which there were some), the whole situation felt stressful, and I soon found myself running back to my junk food for comfort. By the end of that school year, I was heavier than ever, and so started a couple of decades of yo-yo dieting.
I bet that many of you can relate to at least some of my story, or you have a similar story of your own. Why is it so hard to sustain weight loss? Why can’t you follow the nutritional advice that you know will not only allow you to live life at the weight you want but also benefit your health and lower your risk of weight-related diseases that rob your life of joy, like diabetes and heart disease? What is really going on here? Is it that your body just doesn’t want to be thin? There are answers to these questions, and we’ll explore them in this post.Read More “Does Your Body Want to Be Thin? “