5 Nov 2016

IS OVEREATING A DISEASE?

I was watching this YouTube Video of a 600 lb woman who tells the cameras how hard it is being morbidly obese and helpless. She eats huge amounts of junk food in bed- fried chicken, cakes, crisps, fizzy pop- anything you can think of, she will stuff it in her mouth. Her family buys her all the food to make her ''happy''. They are effectively helping her to die.

I think it is absolutely disgusting to be that size- where you have no control of your body and you need to rely on others to feed you, dress you etc. There's no such thing as a disease that relates to eating so much. No one is forcing you to eat like a pig. You can either choose to eat healthy or unhealthy food. When I was overweight at 12 stone, I only blamed myself - I ate junk food because I could. There was no illness, no disease. My choice. One day, I realised I had to do something about it- I didn't want to be overweight anymore. I wanted to be happy and not waste my youth- so the very next day, I started researching about calories and healthy eating. Within a year, I had lost 2 stone, and I was feeling very happy and sexy. Yes, I still have my 'treat days' where I'll eat whatever I want, but I know how to stop myself. I know how miserable I was when I was overweight and I will never ever go back to that state.

Yes, it is hard but it's a matter of life and death. How much do you value your life? It's all psychological. If you can train yourself to eat junk food, then you can train yourself to revert to healthy eating. I've tried many diets over the years, boot camps, weightloss camps, expensive gym training- but none of it worked because I only had one thing on my mind- food. Now 2 years on, I'm 9.5 stone. I'm very happy. I can fit size 10 (UK) clothes perfectly. But I'm still determined to lose a bit more weight.. My ultimate goal is to fit a dress size 8 (UK). I know I will get there because my focus isn't on food anymore- my focus is on being happy and slim, which means making healthy choices.