Common Weight Loss Woes
“Oh…losing weight is easy, I’ve lost 300 lbs during the course of my lifetime,” and “Yeah, I lost 185 lbs….and just by getting a divorce!” and “Eating is one of the few things I excell at…so don’t knock it!” these are some of the funny excuses we can offer when we know we really should be weighing less and we feel like it’s somehow beyond our reach to do so. Somehow when we’ve been lugging around those extra pounds it sometimes seems easier to just make jokes about it than to actually put in the work to diet. Or maybe we have tried so many different diets that we have lost our enthusiasm and become quite cynical about the hope of ever again fitting into our “skinny” clothes hanging back there in the recesses of our closets.
We try to make ourselves content with buying everything one or two sizes larger…with the possible exception of jewelry, shoes, gloves and hats. And most of the time, we forget about it, until we pass a mirror or other reflective pane that reveals to us just how differently aligned are our thoughts of how we look and how we actually look to others. And one would think that the rigors of just putting on those Spanx would result in a weight loss of five pounds, at least. But alas, it just seems impossible.
The fact is that every individual has a unique chemistry and disposition, and this is why everyone has varying metabolisms and why not everyone can benefit from the same weight loss method. The truth be known, many unsupervised weight loss methods simply serve to create poor health and a quick rebound to more weight gain. Everyone needs to have a weight loss plan that is in formulation with his or her own chemistry. In fact, if you think about it, how else would anyone be able to lose weight effectively and healthfully? When you opt for a good supervised plan you give half the work to the hands of a professional, making dieting much more doable, in the long run.
Medically reviewed by Jay J. Garcia, MD on January 29, 2014