In this day and age, it seems that more and more women
and young teens are starving themselves to be in the current
"skinny mode." Why is this happening?
In this overly commercially orientated world, with skinny
models all over the world, and people trying to emulate
that "look." I am quite sure it started with
Twiggy, in the 1960's. I think Twiggy was smart. She looked
at her skinny little frame and realized that she was not
like most girls, so instead of hiding herself she flaunted
Hence, comes skinniness, and billions of dollars are
spent each year while women, young and old, try to stay
Health is going down hill. Years ago women had a bit
of meat on their bones and were beautiful. Now, they have
dry skin. No extra energy. And, in my opinion look like
It is one thing, to keep yourself, in shape, by exercising
and keeping yourself toned up. It is quite another when
you are starving your body, and robbing it of proper nutrients.
One thing that a lot of people are not
aware of is what happens when you don't
eat enough calories. Your body, a wonderful
machine, was built for starving times and
feasting time, as food was scarce sometimes
and abundant at others. So, when you don't
feed your body, your metabolism says, "Oh,
dear, here comes starving times." And,
it promptly slows down. Hence, starving
and slow weight loss. So what does a person
do. He/she eats less calories, and on goes
Now we come to the "Yoyo syndrome" heavy, thin,
heavy thin, heavy thin, and guess what happens? It gets
harder to get the weight off each time.
Why is that? Because your body is confused.
I was starved, I must slow down. I am getting
fed, I must store for starving times. Hence
the "Yoyo Syndrome."
Now, what is too fat? Too fat is when you are carrying
too much fat, and it is hard to move. Hard to breath.
Too fat is not because at 5'4 inches you weigh 140 lbs,
and the Twiggy friend weighs 115lbs. Each person has a
different bone structure and some people have more muscle
than others. And, yes muscle weighs more than fat. Hence
a person at 140 lbs may actually have less fat then a
person who is the same height at 115 lbs.
If after reading this you still think you are too fat.
Or, if you are really too fat. Then the best diet is to
exercise and cut down on junk food. Eat healthy foods
such as fruits, veggies, and whole grains. Drink lots
of water. Do not STARVE yourself. Try to get off hydrogenated
fats. (And, this will take some reading. You will be surprised
how much hydrogenated fats are in packaged foods) your
body needs oil, just like a car. It is just some oils
are better for you then others. Hydrogenated fats are
Think build health. Get proper vitamins (all natural
are best!) In this day and age there is no way you can
get the vitamins you need in the food you are eating.
Unless, you watch every single bite, and read a tremendous
amount of literature to learn and do so, plus growing
your own food, so you know where it is coming from.
Do not go hungry. If you want to lose weight don't stuff
yourself. Eat frequent small meals, so you never get those
out of control binges that low blood sugar causes. So,
there you have it in a nutshell.
As you build your health you can smile
at that mirror and accept your rosy cheeks,
glossy shiny hair, soft skin, and an amazing
abundance of energy. So what if you weigh
more than you think you should. You are
you. Accept yourself. Good luck!
Teresa King (c) 2001 is the author of several
ebooks, and is proud to announce her new
ebook, "What Did Mama Forget to Teach