Tired and Weak
Have you sat on your $%# for the last few years? Are you now looking for a way to work out? Do you think it will be hard or easy to get started? Maybe you should go out and run a marathon the first day you start working out?
This may sound preposterous to you, but it is funny how people think about dieting. People feel tired and weak and hungry when dieting. “This is uncomfortable and hard” they think. Or, you might hear them say, “Maybe I should quit. I can't take this anymore.”
Here's what I say. What do you expect? Like working out, the body needs time to adjust. The body strives to maintain equilibrium. If you make a sudden change, the natural reaction is for your body to move you back to what is normal for you. If you want real change, there is no way around a little bit of pain and discomfort. That is why it is important to have a timeline, make goals, and find people that are supportive.
Most fat people eat way too much sugar and bad carbohydrates. They are often depressed and are used to a sugar binge to satisfy their mood short term. Obese people also tend to eat out more and consume many foods that are addictive. Like any drug addiction, quitting will induce withdrawal symptoms. What does it feel like?
You may feel a bit shaky. You may get headaches. Your body may feel more tired than normal. Your muscles may feel more achy. Psychologically you may feel even more depressed. Your mental state will be one of anguish.
What should a drug addict do? You must stay the course. These symptoms will, over time, decrease and eventually be minimal. You will eventually be able to live without the drugs (sugar, caffeine, saturated fat, etc).
People make one erroneous conclusion. They often think that the diet is bad for them because of all the bad symptoms they have. What they need to realize is that these symptoms are normal and are mostly short term. Like you've hear so many times, no pain = no gain.
You may be wondering why this point is brought up. It is because many people don't realize they are actually overcoming an addiction. In health, we are taught to go on how we feel. We all want to feel good. However, sugar and other foods make us feel great and that is the problem. They are actually an addictive drug designed to get money from you. Individuals should focus on long term health effects and not on short term mood swings.