Have you often felt short-changed because of your weight or physical appearance?
Have you often envied fit, attractive people and the way they seem to easily attract attention, have loads of fun in what they do and attract the opposite sex like crazy?
Now i'm not talking about just men and women who jumped out of the set of Beverly Hills 90210 or the O.C. because there aren't many people in this world who can achieve the status of the looks and likes of Angelina Jolie or Tom Cruise.
But I'm talking about people with normal or average facial features but toned, well built bodies in general who seem to be having the time of their life and who just make your life seem like a sad story.
Well, at first I just thought: Nah, it's immature to think that way. Anyway, what is wrong with being fat?People should be attractive based on their talents, personalities and character and I was quite certain the majority would agree.
But harsh reality always strikes us, fat people real bad.
Did you know most companies actually refuse to hire fat people? The reason being, top managements usually think that fat people are slow, lazy and do nothing but eat and skive all day!
I had a real bad shock when I found that out!
Then there's the depressing part of reading constant medical reports splashed across the newspapers on the health risks of being overweight.
According to the World Health Organization, there are:
More than 1 billion overweight adults, at least 300 million of them obese.
Being overweight and obese poses a major risk for chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and stroke, and certain forms of cancer.
Depressing isn't it? As though you have been given a death penalty for being fat (and even before you actually decide to do something about it). But its true.
That was when I realised, I had to make a choice. That was to get trim and fit and to lose all the weight fast!
So i started looking at all sorts of diets and methods to lose weight. There was Atkins, this quick diet, that quick diet...
It seemed easy to start a crash diet and lose some weight. Only to rebound back on the weighing scales immediately after the diet stops.