Spring makes the girls fall in love. So, it is especially active to think about your own appearance. In addition, the sun reminds that there is a summer in Siberia, which means there will be a beach and it is desirable to appear on it fully armed. Ideally – slim and tanned. But if the problem of sunburn is solved by several visits to the solarium, then losing weight is a long and complicated process, not least because of the difficulty of the discharge “how to force yourself”. On the common motives that stimulate women to lose weight, recognized the correspondent of SE.
Will and strength
The heroic way of fighting with kilograms usually begins with the covenant of the ballerina Maya Plisetskaya “less to eat.” Rough, but true: according to doctors, endocrinologists, about 80% of cases of excess weight – the so-called type of alimentary obesity, that is, associated with a violation of diet and exercise. Excess weight as a symptom of endocrine disorders is much less common. It would seem that if the reason is clear, then the method of struggle is obvious. But not so simple.
A person overeats in two cases: if he is so accustomed from childhood (eating habits) and if he banally eats up the sorrows of life. In either case, it’s almost impossible to just refuse to eat food that is outlawed. And that’s why. “Excess weight is a psychological problem that inherently carries unconscious motives associated with the desire to avoid unsatisfactory state through the ingestion of food. A person uses food as medicine, removing internal anxiety, so a rational decision “to take and not to eat” will not lead to results, “explains Andrei Ermakov, a psychotherapist psychosomatic department of the Harmony Center of the Road Clinical Hospital.
You can draw an analogy – can a person give up a medicine that makes it easier for him to suffer, simply because he decided so? The answer is obvious. So it becomes clear why the motive “since tomorrow I eat half as much” does not work almost never. In medical practice, this is called a restrictive type of eating behavior.
“To force yourself not to eat – this way never works, so you can hold out for a while, and then there comes a breakdown. In the daytime such people observe a diet, and at night they are full, experiencing an even greater sense of guilt,
“comments Yuri Shorin, MD, an employee of the Center for Correction of Endocrine-metabolic Disorders of the NIIKEM SB RAS.
Waiting for a miracle
The motive to sing or at least not be shy to appear in a swimsuit on the beach is particularly motivating for women to lose weight in the spring, while there is still time. This is logical, but also not entirely effective. “Temporary motivation initially impose on the behavior of something temporary: if a person grows thin by the summer, then by the winter he will recover again,” says Andrei Ermakov. He notes that behind this is often hidden unconscious motivation to deserve an evaluation of society, but it can change it every moment, and it’s impossible to catch it. Only having an internal system of values, a person can effectively motivate himself.
The proof is by contradiction
The fat people get sick more often, live less and do not take them to work – there are a lot of fears associated with weight, and some people start to lose weight in order to avoid such troubles. According to psychologists, negative reinforcing moments can really spur. But not all.
“Intimidation used by some doctors – that a person has problems with the heart, blood vessels or joints – works, perhaps, only for particularly impressionable individuals. For the rest it is ineffective “,
– the therapist-endocrinologist ZSMU” Zdravitsa “Natalia Shmachkova shares. To negative reinforcing moments, psychologists add such an example – a woman grows thin, because her husband can fall out of love.
I look at you like a mirror …
Especially desperate ladies glue on the refrigerator photos of fat people. So they remind themselves of the harm of unnecessary trips to this interior. This is also a way of negative reinforcement and works, as mentioned above, very badly. But to hang around the apartment photo of yourself young and slender, it turns out, it’s not such a silly occupation: according to psychotherapists, the main work of a slimming woman is to trite to accept herself as she is. It does not mean to say “I’m fat, but I’m not worried,” but to do a lot of hard work to sort out my internal contradictions and gain integrity. According to Mr. Ermakov, in the practice of a doctor there are often cases when a woman goes through a course with a psychotherapist and “by turns” grows thin – simply because she gets rid of anxiety and overeating to calm down this anxiety.
Without dropping hands
For those who read the above, do not take the world as a set of vicissitudes. It is much more useful to follow the advice given by specialists. In general, they look like this:
• Change landmarks. The obsessive desire to lose weight, according to dieticians and psychologists, is found in women who have more free time than they can master. Therefore, the very fact of permanent seats on the diet is already symptomatic – suggests that the woman is dissatisfied with something, but does not know what to do. Sometimes it is more useful to really do something new in life to get a different joy, except for eating and the subsequent counting of calories.
• Be consistent. Often ladies sit on the same diet, on the other, they are engaged in some types of training, drop out, start again and, without achieving the result, drop their hands. This is not true. You need to find a doctor, whom you trust, and undergo a survey. “A person may not know that he has an endocrine disorder, and it is useless to struggle with excess weight,” comments Natalia Shmachkova.
• Have patience. Even if you train and eat a little, you probably know about the weight plateau effect – the weight suddenly ceases to decrease. This is normal and you just have to wait. As nutritionist NII of therapy Oksana Bragina says, this is the most common reason when a woman despairs and stops struggling. Therefore, you need to know about the problem and calm down.
Even if you do not achieve a miracle and do not become graceful in a moment, a good mood and confidence in your abilities will be much more important for your attractiveness than the testimony of the scales.