Seen this? For those who are on / have been on restrictive diet/fitness programs this is well worth your time to read. An honest account of one woman’s experience with restrictive dieting and the long term effects.
I am not going to preface this post it with too much of my own commentary right now… I will give my comments in time. I wish for it to stand as it is and to simply make you aware of it. For now, I wish for as many people to read this and take it in, especially those of you who keep restricting your caloric intake further and further until you are almost a breathanarian (someone who lives on air) while simultaneously over-training and flogging yourself only to see your physical, mental and emotional health and wellness deteriorate, disordered eating (or even eating disorders!) develop and the scales not budge (or go up & up!). Stop what you are doing NOW and read this. Please.
Originally posted on Unleashing My Inner Awesome:
There’s a known psychological phenomenon called the Confirmation Bias. Basically it means that you tend to look for evidence to support what you already believe, and ignore things that contradict your beliefs. The more strongly held the belief, the less you’ll look for contradiction.
So why am I telling you this? Because it’s time I came out. This is a pretty tricky blog post to write, and it’s been going round and round in my head in various ways for a while. Apologies if I ramble, and for those of you who are used to my brevity you may want to go and make a cup of tea, but here goes.
I was wrong. There, I said it. I was wrong but now I know better and I’m changing.
I lost 28kg last year and the year before by restricting my calories to 1200 per day and exercising…
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