At Varsity the first thing we learned abt energy balance was the following: if wot goes in equals wot goes out then there is balance. If wot goes in is more than wot goes out then it equals weight gain and if wot goes in is less than wot goes out then there is weight loss. This has never changed as the principle of energy balance has been proven over and over again. Wot has however changed over the years is the ideas of calories and how they impact us. This is not going to b a Physiology nor Biochemsitry lecture but just a small insight into some of the dynamics which may influence your journey to health. Basically, if u need to lose weight, u need to b eating less than u using. If u need to pick up weight, u need to b eatong more than wpt u using. Simple.
Weightloss is more mental than physical. I still find myself fighting food battles daily. I still find myself fighting my mind space daily. As hard as i have worked to overcome the negative impact of people's words, it took one person on 2 occassions this week to make me feel those old feelings again. "Wot happened? U came back so lekker thin last year" and "No man, why does your face look like that? Did u always have so many pimples". Yeah i felt pretty downright awful to say the least. This person has no idea wot i have been through this last 9 months. My illness and vitamin and mineral deficiencies, not even my surgery. It took self control not to lash out but to just keep my cool and show my anoyance subtly. Then my husband and i spoke abt it and he reminded me "u r stronger than that. Dont allow those words to break down wot u have worked for". Yeah, he is right and on a day like that, i needed to hear it from someone else.
Your journey is yours. No one will truly and fully ever understand it as each of us has a unique experience. Why cant we just say something positive instead of something negative? I came back to South Africa 5kgs heavier than i did last year. Do u think i dont see the difference? I have never had major skin issues until my vitamin deficinecies was this bad.