Most women tend to obsess over a number when it comes to their weight. For instance, you’re 135 pounds, but for no particular reason you’re fixated on a target weight of 125. However, losing 10 pounds when your weight is already within a healthy range brings no health benefits. So why are why so determined to be as thin as possible? Surely, the media has its share of blame, promoting size 0 models and skinny actresses, but perhaps it’s time to put aside those images and look at our bodies in an objective manner. So how can we start focusing more on our ideal weight and free ourselves from the pressure of having a model’s figure?
Ash yourself why: You need to answer truthfully to the question “Why do I have my ideal weight set on this number?”. Perhaps you were this weight sometime in high school and felt comfortable, or maybe a doctor put it in your head once and it stuck there. Either way, you have to figure out where this goal is coming from and if it’s still a realistic option for you.
Take a good look in the mirror: Sometimes, we’re not happy with the way our bodies look and blame it on our weight, when perhaps we just need a bit of toning. Can you identify your problem areas? If, for instance, you’re not happy with your arms, would weight loss truly help you get in shape, or you need to do a bit of weight lifting to slim them down? Exercising is extremely important in shaping your body. You need to be realistic, forget about those five pounds and focus on re-sculpting your body. Once your focus will change towards being healthy, fit, and toned, a few pounds up or down won’t matter.
Get new measurements: When it comes to your body, your weight is not the only thing to take into consideration. Quite a few different factors go into establishing your individual healthy weight range, such as body fat composition, bone size, muscular structure, BMI, and waist circumference. You can properly assess the overall balance of your body if you see a registered dietitian. An expert can tell you if you really need to lose a few pounds, or perhaps you need a bit of help setting more appropriate goals.