“Diets Made Me Fat” a successful weight loss journey and how to do it.

“Diets Made Me Fat” is about a mental and physical journey to a successful weight loss.

The problem with excuses is they keep you from achieving your goal. I had all the excuses in the world not to lose weight and I let them hold me back.  A big part of over eating for me was depression.  I had suffered numerous traumas. I’d been sexually assaulted at gun point, been held captive by a deeply disturbed man, I fell into a cycle of getting involved with emotionally abusive men and I had suffered a serious back injury which rendered me unable to walk or function unassisted for nearly a year.  If anyone had a good excuse to gain weight and feel sorry for themselves, it was I.  And not only did I allow these things to be the reason for my overeating, I allowed them to break me down.  I was in a dark place for so many years and I never realized the damage I was doing.  Weight gain for me was not just a matter of eating and being lazy.  It was a reaction to events in my life that I allowed to break me down. I had no self esteem and even less confidence. Food was my friend, my comfort. 

An emotional and physical journey to successful weight loss.

An emotional and physical journey to successful weight loss.

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Workout your body shape

Women’s body shapes, or body types, are calculated according to the ratio between the bust, waist and hips.

While researching this post I found there seems to be different views as to how many different female body shapes and what they’re called.

In one camp we have 6 categories for the female shape.

Triangle, Inverted Triangle, Rectangle, Hourglass, Diamond and Rounded.

Illustration of different women and the shapes they come in.

In the second campe we have only 4 types of body shapes.

Apple, Pear, Hourglass and Rectangle.

Illustration of four women each of a different body shape, apple, pear, hourglass and rectangle.

Click here to work out your body shape.

Celebrity shapes. Gwyneth Paltrow is Banana, Scarlet Johansson is Hourglass, Jennifer Love Hewitt is Pear and Angelina Jolie is Apple.

Know your Body Mass Index

Your BMI (Body Mass Index) is a number calculated from your height and weight.  It provides a relatively reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to categorize weights that may lead to health problems.

It is defined as your body mass divided by the square of your height – with the value universally being given in units of kg/m2.

\mathrm{BMI} = \frac{\text{mass}(\text{kg})}{\left(\text{height}(\text{m})\right)^2}
= \frac{\text{mass}(\text{lb})}{\left(\text{height}(\text{in})\right)^2}\times 703 

A BMI chart working out your height with your weight.