Hi all, I came across this graphic which I think might help to explain the little ups and downs we all seem to have on our journeys. 💜
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Interesting info.. Although if I ever end up with a body like the last picture I might have to pinch myself 😂
I thought that 15 years ago.
Now I look like the last picture, and I realised that this is how human beings are supposed to look. It doesn't take any particular effort to stay this way. All it requires is ignoring every single bit of the nonsense I was told about "losing weight" 15 years ago.
Awesome. I'm more like the 3rd one across right now. I'll never quite look like the last one (especially around the pubis area) due to loose/excess skin. Unfortunately the belief that I could/should, last time led to anorexia.
yeah, I guess I was lucky in that (a) I was reasonably young and (b) merely fat rather than obese when I got this sorted. I have a few bits of sagging skin, but nothing you can see if I stand up straight.
As you're too well aware, eating nothing might make you skinny, but one of the most dangerous (and faulty) leaps of logic ever made is that, therefore, eating less makes you slim. This is completely, utterly wrong, and I'm pretty sure thousands of people have been down the same miserable path that you travelled, by following mainstream dieting advice. I remember the confusion and frustration of getting steadily fatter while eating my calorie-counted low-fat meals while working out four days a week, and coming to the conclusion that there must be something wrong with me, or that I was still eating too much. Again I suppose I was lucky to have adequate science background to figure out that it was the advice that was faulty, not me. And it was all downhill from there.
One of the reasons I post here regularly is to try to convince people that "eat less and move more" is the route to insanity, not success.
I know we exhale most of the fat we lose but to see that the cells remain behind and that they can fill with water is not something I was aware of.
Thanks for posting 😀
Hmm, I wonder if this is why I am going to the loo so much at the moment? Losing the excess water? It doesn't seem to correspond to the amount I am drinking so I like to think that's where some of the weight is going!
Yes, quite an informative graphic.
Funnily enough, I've just had one of those sorts of moments: I worked really hard (I mean really hard!) at my diet and over a period of 6 days saw no reduction - indeed my weight went up slightly. Then finally a 2 1/2 lb loss in a day (clearly not possible but that's what the scales said); your graphic seems to explain that. As others have commented, all I need now is to look like the guy on the scales at the far end of the line!
That's interesting Sarah thank you x
Made me see things in a different light. 😀
How do we stop the cells filling with water and make them shrink?
Not a chance that the image will ever feel like me but the message was really encouraging. Thank you Sarah-Phim fir sharing it. Have a fabulous Sunday everyone. X
You'll be like Arnold Schwarzenegger Dave 😂
What old and wrinkly 😂x
Great to see a straightforward and easy to read explanation. Short, simple and to the point. Thanks for sharing this. 🙂
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