Keeping in shape is all good and well, but over doing it can lead to obsession. Here is how to determine if you’re weight obsessed.
Counting each calorieKeeping track of what you eat throughout the day is a great way of determining if you’re over-eating, however it becomes a problem if you deprive yourself of nutrients you need just because you have reached your maximum calorie intake. And often that calorie intake is way less than your daily recommended for a person of your weight.
Weighing after every mealKeeping healthy should not solely be dependant on what the scale says. Stepping on the scale before and after meals to check how much you’ve gained is a compulsive obsessive behavior and may lead to depression and low self-esteem. Ideally a person should weigh themselves once a week and not daily because weight fluctuates throughout the day.
Avoiding social link up’sThis can cause strain in your relationships with friends and family, the main cause here is that you avoid social events because you’re either scared to indulge in all the delicious food and drinks that will be served or you always require your family to cook food that is “ideal” for your diet. Accvording to research, having cheat days once in a while can actually help you lose weight.
Diet hoppingNot being able to stick to one diet for more than a week is unhealthy and will drive you nuts because you wont be able to see the results that you want. Diet hopping is usually motivated by seeing progress on a friend or colleague and you start to think that you will also see the same results forgetting that bodies differ. It is also important to consult your GP and nutritionist/dietician before starting any diet.
Over exercisingExercising is esssential for good health but, it don’t overdo it. Intense gym sessions 2-3 times a day is one way of over doing exercise. Obsessed exercisers will be devasted at the thought of missing gym because of an illness, injury or personal crises, this is unhealthy and should be taken serious in order to lead a healthy lifestyle.