I don’t believe that beauty depends on color, size, or shape. Each of us is born with an inherited body type that ranges from skinny to medium build to curvy. The sooner we reject modern propaganda about the perfect size, and embrace our own nature-given physique, the better.
This is not easy, I understand. But only you can stop the self-hate and begin to love and accept your body as it is. What better time than right now?
So I want to be clear I’m not writing this blog post to promote a specific body size or type as the “right” one.
I know for myself, however, that I don’t feel my best when I mindlessly let the pounds pile up from over eating sweets and carbs. For me, eating the wrong foods in excess shows up as aches, pains, and fitful sleep. My blood sugar markers increase, heading me straight toward pre-diabetes. I feel like I have no will power or control.
But I was able to turn my weight gain around at the beginning of this year. I lost 22 pounds in four months and have subsequently maintained the weight loss. I know that there isn’t one “right” way to lose weight, but perhaps hearing my story will inspire you to begin and find the best way for you.