Everyone who consumes popular media ideals about the perfect looks have our good and bad days. On some days we feel fat; on other days we feel that fat is great; then again there are days when we want to go on a diet and become as skinny as the models on the magazine covers. Sometimes, we actually are obese and overweight and you need to look for a solution. Even if you are only imagining what you see, you need a solution. So if on any given day you are feeling ‘fat’ here is what you can do.
There are two things you can do in regards to your perception of your physical appearance. You can subscribe to the #nomirror challenge and go without looking in your mirror for a certain period of time. Or you can look in the mirror every morning and be self-affirming about it. Instead of guzzling digestive enzyme supplements in order to make your food digest faster, look in the mirror every morning and say to yourself, “I am beautiful.” If that is a stretch for you, go by each body part. Start with someone you like about yourself, like your hair. Then, talk about the other things about yourself that you don’t necessarily like.
Sometimes, medical conditions like obesity, reflux, gas and others can cause our stomachs to swell, making us look fatter than we are. There are also certain courses of medications like the ones assigned for diabetes that cause people to put on weight. In such cases it is important to see a doctor and get bloating treatment because if left untreated, it can lead to further complications. If your weight conditions are the result of other unresolved psychological issues, then medical care may be imperative. Remember, if you feel fat and you aren’t actually so, you may be having mild body dysmorphia at best and anorexia at worst, both cases of which you need proper treatment for.
Sweat It Out
Sometimes the best remedy for any imagined or actual fat is exercise. The adrenaline rush from getting some sweat on you can cure you of any imagined fat rolls. Exercise will benefit you even more if you actually are overweight or have high cholesterol, high blood pressure etc. because it can burn all extra fat and calories. Get committed and go for a run every day, skip rope or hit the gym. The more you exercise, the better you will feel and the better your health will be.