The Miserable Truth Revealed
The answer to that for me was neither. For me being skinny and miserable was just as bad as being fat and miserable. So, what do I mean by that? For years I went back and forth with dieting. I was too lazy and unwilling to take responsibility for learning what to do to maintain my weight-loss. Instead, I went right back to what I was used to and gained even more weight back in the process. This in turn made it more and more difficult to lose weight as my metabolism began to slow way down. This repetitious cycle is known as yo-yo dieting and led to me going back and forth between being skinny-miserable and fat-miserable.
Skinny vs Fat
Skinny and Miserable for me describes a state of being where I was miserable because I had so much fear and anxiety centered around trying to stay skinny. The only way I knew how to stay skinny was through abstinence and constant deprivation dictated by antiquated low carb thinking of yesteryear. This was such an unrealistic and unfair way to treat my body. It also proved not to be a long-term solution. What would eventually end up happening is I would cave and send myself yet again, back to that unhappy state of being fat and miserable. I spent years doing this until I began to put two and two together.
Finding Balance, Sweet Balance
What I’d finally discovered was balance. Well focused positive balance and what works best for me and for my body. I also learned that knowledge is power. It was up to me. Unless I took responsibly and learned from my past failures I was destined to repeat my past over and over again until I did. This gave me the ability to take control and dictate how to overcome this obstacle triumphantly. This time for good! One of my favorite quotes attributed to Buddha is, “Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. [ If ] after due examination and analysis, you find…the benefit…[use this instead] as your guide.”
Remember that you and you alone are your own best judge. Listen to no one! Learn to listen to yourself and to your body and ultimately to what works best for YOU! Just food for thought, until next time, happy low carbing.