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Swapping clothes shows how hard it is for the fat person to fit into the thin persons, while the thin person is showing how much extra weight that obese person is actually carrying.Back to back, the skinny and obese lady are so obviously different to look at.
Lady, lovely proportions, not overweight, not underweight, eating a healthy apple.

Dealing with being overweight and dieting

There’s rather a sad part to being overweight that goes way beyond the mere fact that you’re unable to get into your favorite outfit. Many people who are overweight, especially if they have found that they’re unable to lose the pounds no matter what they do, tend to reach a point of acceptance. They stop trying, even to the point of making excuses for their appearance. Some will even go as far as to say that there’s just more of them to love.

If you’ve been there, you know who you are and what a lonely place it really is. Well, the first thing that somebody needs to do when attempting to lose weight is actual deal with the problem in a realistic way without burying their head in the sand and either pretending it will go away or that it doesn’t matter. This article will focus on some of the main things you’ll need to do psychologically in order to deal with actually taking off the pounds.

Accept you are overweight and need to diet

The first, and probably most important thing that you’ll have to do is to accept that you’re overweight and that you need to diet. Denial is not going to get you anywhere. You have to stare the problem right in the face and confront it head on. You have to have a positive attitude that you’re going to lose the weight. Sometimes attitude is everything. So going in with that positive attitude will make things a heck of a lot easier.

Don't be drawn into over eating by friends and relatives

The next thing you have to do is tune out the outside world, especially your friends. When you hit the restaurants with them and order your fruit salad and cottage cheese, they’re going to make their comments about why you’re dieting. They’re going to make you feel like you’re missing out on that cherry cheese cake. You’ll need to learn how to not let those remarks get to you. More importantly, you can’t allow yourself to feel cheated. Make a game of it if you have to. Dieting can actually be fun, especially when you’re making progress, which brings us to our next point.

Expect to lose weight slowly, and perhaps even have it go up and down

There are safe ways to lose weight and then there are not so safe ways. Some fad diets can cause physical harm, and crash dieting normally doesn't work. So when you are going on a diet, you have to learn patience. If you’re 50 pounds overweight, you’re not going to lose all that weight overnight. Don’t even attempt to do it because it’s not healthy. One of the biggest reasons why people don’t lose weight is that they don’t have patience with their diet, they want things to fast, cant accept any set backs, and give up rather than keep slogging away.

These are primarily the main things that you have to keep in mind when going on a diet.

If you can manage to keep a positive attitude, block out all negative influences and learn to have patience, you’ve already won a big battle as far as losing the weight that you want to get rid of.

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