Coping With The Fear Of Gaining Weight Back After Weight Loss & Dieting
Everyone who has lost a considerable amount of weight in the past will be scared that one day all of their hard work will be ruined.
Your fears will increase if you weigh yourself regularly and notice the scale creeping up. This alone won’t make you regain the weight you fear will come back, it’ll be the denial that follows shortly afterwards.
Eventually you’ll think something like ‘why can’t I be normal? why do I have to worry about my weight so much?’ and use that as an excuse to stop weighing yourself or caring about your diet.
This is the single biggest thing you have to worry about as a formally fat person.
Once the denial about your weight sets in, you’ll go weeks without weighing yourself. That’ll turn into months. Someone might comment about your weight and upset you and only then will you weigh yourself.
Most likely it won’t make pleasant reading.
You have can go two ways from here. You can think ‘fuck it all, I’m fat/it’s genetic/I have large bones/I was never meant to be skinny’ or you can get back on the wagon and make it your home.
The only long term approach to guarantee keeping the weight off is to a) monitor what you eat b) find an exercise that you enjoy doing and c) be consistently accountable to yourself about your weight.
You won’t get back to being obese quickly if you keep weighing yourself and trying to eat right or exercise more. Eventually you will get it right one week and your weight will drop.
Once that first loss registers after a series of gains on the scales, you can use the old fear of gaining weight to power you onto more success!
But whatever you do, don’t give into the weight of hopelessness. Your diet and exercise program shouldn’t be about depriving yourself. You can enrich your life by eating well and running and your new attitude towards living will make your life 100x better than you ever thought possible.