Are you comfortable with your body? It’s time to wake up!

Are you comfortable with your body? It’s time to wake up!

Surprised? Of course, you must be. Throughout our growing years, our parents, friends, and family have supported us while saying, “be proud of who you are! Be comfortable with yourself and your body” We have all been asked never to listen to our haters. But I think it is the time to wake up. As long as you work out on your mind and body, you can be comfortable about it. But comfort leads to complacency in most cases. Most women gain a couple of kilos in their early 20’s. Since we consider it as absolutely normal we move on “embracing” our body types and a few extra kilos. Similarly, we move on the late twenties, another few kilos! We sometimes attribute it to the stress in work lives or the premarital glow before your weddings.

This keeps going on a for a few years if not decades before we realize we have gained a substantial amount of weight and start looking for quick fixes to reduce it. Subsequently, we resort to diet fads, hardcore training, and gymming (for some of them still have the energy and enthusiasm). The others who aren’t capable of dedicating time to looking after their body decide to spend a huge amount of money on dieticians, nutritionists, and personal trainers. So do you realize it’s basically our age-old gyaan that destroyed our bodies?

I have been a victim of this gyaan myself. What started as a healthy weight gain after school life ended up in a 20-kilo weight gain and a lot of mental trauma. Major reasons for this – Being comfortable with my body, procrastination and excessive torture to my body in terms of late nights and spicy and rich food. Now when you realize this and understand you shouldn’t be comfortable with your bodies but take care of it better, it takes efforts manifold to lose the same weight I could have done in a couple of months, earlier.

So what can you do? Well like we always say now is always the best time to start. I can write this with extreme confidence since I have been doing this for a couple of months and seeing results as well.

What you can do is simple. Start with monitoring your diet. For the next 7 days carry a sheet of paper with you, whenever you have something write it down along with the time. (If it is difficult doing this, fill the sheet up at night or whenever you get free but do it the same day. Follow it up for the next 7 days. If you are happy with your food habits, you may stop reading here. (Since I found mistakes in my pattern and explored options from there onwards). In case you do find you are eating more or less at any time then there is a problem, which can easily be corrected, read more about it in the next blog! Till then take care!

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