And so, less is more part 1 is weight loss.
Yeayy!! Who doesn’t love weight loss? 😀
Well, as I am losing 18k within 6 months (from August 2010 to February 2011) and stable for almost a year now, I feel like the need to share all about it.
The trigger to my initial weight loss is not the best reason in the world, perhaps it was the worst but highly possible to be happened to almost everyone. Depression.
Yes, but need not to worry since I have worked my way out of it, survived and never better! 😀
And so these are my flash back on my weight loss process.
During my depression, I tend to neglect my body and get entangled in my chaotic mind, emotions, and pain. This is important phase for me, since then I started to be curious why do we need food.
Well, I strongly suggest not to have the depression of course, but let us have the curiosity about food and its effect to our body. Learn more and sort the need of our body that has to be fulfilled by food from the crave that tends weighing our body, resulting our body not to work as it supposed to.
One good way to do this is to observe more closely, how our body reacts to various foods. Well, its not easy I know. When we are hungry, craving for certain food, all we have in mind is to satisfy that sense. But this is, in my opinion, the basic change I have had out of my depression. Change of mindset on how food (should) affect our lives.
Less is more, in literal. I mean, cut back the portion, add the period.
Since the hormonal change during my depression, I have lost my appetite for a while. But as I am my mom’s daughter, who is always have the 3 meals habit since I was a lil kid, I try to have a meal on time, in small portion (say a spoon of rice or two, more than that I will surely throw up).
Now, I realized this is the main reason I managed to lose weight. Again, not the hormonal change, not the depression to be taken note, but mind your portion.
Pace does matter.
Again, due to my hormonal change, I need certain pace on food. Fast is not a choice. When I’m ordering something and it arrives in my table, I’ll be like inhale deeply before starting the feast. Slowing down your eating pace is not good for you, but great!
Trust me! In phase 1, when we observe more closely on our body, we will catch its pace too.
And so, that is how I make the best of my depression. I can proudly say it now.
Planning to keep the mindset and get healthier. Not for the looks, but the mind state.
Loving the lightness in my mind that projects on my body 😉