For many the diet is the principle issue that needs to be addressed before any weight can be lost. But weight loss has as much to do with the thinking patterns as to addressing the diet alone.
Fit people see weight problems as their responsibility alone. Whereas fat people accept their circumstances and place the blame on external phenomenon.
No one, after all, is forced to eat a high glycemic diet of fat, sugar and calories. Weight loss depends on the willingness to make the necessary lifestyle changes that guarantee better health for both body and mind.
Getting fit means taking back control and not complete reliance in those who have an interest in making a profit from weight loss. Contrary to popular belief, the food producers, weight loss industry and the producers of weight loss products are not there to promote health and well-being for the average citizen.
Unfortunately, these methods don’t address the core reasons for weight gain and what contributes to the epidemic of obesity. There are differences between the way fit and fat people look at food and weight loss.
Fit people Eat for Health. Fat People Eat for Pleasure
Take a look at the plate of a fit individual and you’re likely to find a good balance between protein, fat and carbohydrates with most of it consisting of fruits and vegetables. Fat people chow down nutritionless food. Burgers, fries, chips, pizza, ice cream is the staple diet of many overweight people.
Fat People Eat Emotionally
Stress, anxiety, depression, anger moves many toward the refrigerator to find solace in food. Emotional eating increases cravings and the carbs. Fit people find it hard to eat when they are upset. Food is the last thing on their minds.
Fat People Look for Secrets to Help them Lose Weight.
There are no secrets to weight loss. Since weight accumulates over a period of years, there can be no easy ways to shed pounds other than willpower and the discipline to reach for a weight loss target. Fit people have goals to shoot for. Fat people have none.
Fat People Look for Support to Help Them Lose Weight
Fundamentally, there’s nothing wrong in this kind of thinking. Everyone with a bad habit needs a support group to help them. When it comes to weight loss, too many expect their doctors, dietitians, the food industry and others to do the job for them. Losing weight requires an active approach. No pill or program will help unless the desire moves the person to take action.
Fit People Look at Dieting for Long-Term Results
Fat people expect to see immediate results when they go on a weight loss program. They become disappointed when the weigh scale doesn’t reflect their expectations. Weight loss requires a good deal of patience until results become permanent.
Fit People Make Time to Get in Exercise
Fat people find excuses for not getting on an exercise program. They have ample opportunities during their lunch and coffee breaks.
Fat People Don’t Accept the Consequences of Their Actions
Diabetes, heart disease, cancer affect more overweight and obese people. But that knowledge doesn’t scare the overweight to take action until the disease strikes. Fat people don’t see how their situation is reducing the quality of their life nor how their condition affects those loved ones who depend on them for support.
The best method to losing weight starts in the mind rather than with a weight loss pill. Even the best weight loss program will fail unless the mental approach to dieting is changed. Fat people try one diet program after another and fail. They see diets as fads. For the fit, diets are strategies that lead to better health, happiness and peace of mind.