Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Jee-hyoun Kim/ How to stay calm and keep losing your weight/ Thursday1-3pm

How to stay calm and keep losing your weight​

Most of the people must have tried to lose weight. It's considered as one of the best way to manage themselves. If someone has a slim body, other people tend to think that he is good-looking and even very diligent person. It normally leaves good impression to others. It's a social stereotype in Korea. Under this circumstances, people try hard to burn their fat. It's not only for the health, but also for other side effects. However, losing weight is like stepping to a threshold of losing your mind. Among the various obstacles, controlling your own mind is the hardest, and the most important thing. From my experience, I would like to tell you various factors that help you lose weight without losing your mind.


First of all, Stop thinking of what you can't eat, but think of what you can eat. To lose weight, people need to cut down the amount they eat. For lots of people, eating less can be a huge obstacle. A study found that people first think of the negative things rather than the positive things. It means that people think of what they cannot eat and easily get depressed when they just start to lose weight. It also happened to me. Ever since I decided to lose weight, I stopped eating sweets, especially chocolate. but then, whenever I felt hungry, I started to crave a piece of chocolate more and more. To get over it, I started to count on the food I could eat, or I would choose to eat to be healthier. After that, whenever I'm in front of the refrigerator, I remind myself that I'm going to have the best food for my body.


Secondly, Don't blame yourself. Remember that you can always make a mistake. People need to strike an uneasy balance between a diet and exercise. In other words, people need to think of what they eat and how much they exercise, at the same time. To lose weight, I have worked out at gym, and tried hard not to eat too much since last year. At first, I thought I could easily lose weight. However, I stayed in shape for months, and it made me really discouraged. I started to blamed everything for myself. This led me to see everything worse. To release stress, I stopped exercising, and ate whatever I wanted to. and it took me a wrong time to returning to the right track. Keep in your mind that blaming may lead you get into the worse situation.


Last but not least, reward yourself. Normally, It's very easy for a person to blame something for themselves while they hardly find anything to prise. Losing weight can be really hard and lonely. No one praised you for not eating chocolate and working out. Worse than that, they may even discourage you for pointing out the failure you have made. So, you really need to know how to praise yourself, thinking as if you are talking to another person. Simply, start with praising yourself for what you have done. It really works. Also, you can just buy small present for a reward of your accomplishment. I set a goal, and every time I made it, I bought a small present for myself. It encouraged me to accomplish a goal.


Losing weight is hard thing to accomplish. People tend to lose their mind easily, thinking all the negative things like I did. Stop thinking of what you can't eat, but thinking of what you can. You are finding a way to be healthier. Rather than that, there are tons of things to be done for a goal. It means you can make a mistake. Don't blame yourself but, reward yourself. Then you'll succeed to lose weight without losing your mind.


1 comment:

  1. I read your post well :) I also agree that losing weight is one of the hardest things in our lives. But after reading your essay, I feel that I found some solution so thank you :) To say about your essay's structure, it was very clear and easy to read. In conclusion, you restated main ideas in your body paragraphs so it helped me understand more clearly. If your thesis statement contained more details about the ideas in body paragraphs, it would be perfect. :)