When you’re overweight it’s hard to be happy with your size because you’re continually comparing yourself to other people who are much slimmer and prettier than you are; or, at least, that is what you tell yourself. Being overweight can have a detrimental impact on your self-esteem and so you always look for the worst in yourself. Instead of being positive about your appearance and trying to make an effort, you may question the point of even bothering. However, this won’t make you happier with your size. Consequently, you either have to take action to reduce your size so that you can be happier, or else learn to love yourself the way you are.
If you want to lose weight then you have to approach it in a sensible way, as otherwise you will probably discover that it is incredibly difficult to stabilise your weight after reaching your goal. In order to lose a lot of weight quickly you generally have to go on a crash diet and so you won’t be getting enough calories to ensure you get the right balance of nutrients. You’re usually miserable while on a restrictive diet and then feel even worse when you come off the diet and go back to your former eating habits only to regain all the weight back.
Instead, you should embrace a more active lifestyle and get used to reducing your portion sizes and eating less junk food. It can be a challenge at first, and you won’t get the rapid results you would have if you opted to live on cabbage soup for a few weeks. However, it’s worth it in the long run, as you have a better chance of keeping the weight off, thus enabling you to appreciate your new, slimmer body. You will feel happier with your size knowing that you are likely to remain that way.
If you want to feel happier about your size straightaway, though, because you can’t wait until you’ve lost weight or else aren’t prepared to lose weight, you have to stop comparing yourself to other people. Of course, you’re not going to be happy with your size if you are looking at images of Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie, and a whole host of incredibly svelte stars. You may even find yourself examining your friends and relatives with envious eyes, which you really need to stop doing.
You should concentrate on yourself and making the most of what you’ve got. You should be able to find flattering clothes and if you take on a more confident persona this will certainly help in social situations and make you feel better about your size, since it won’t always be at the forefront of your mind.