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WHAT is Too Fat?

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WHAT is Too Fat?
By Teresa King

In this day and age, it seems that more and more women and
young teens are starving themselves to be in the current "skinny
mode". Why is this happening?

In this overly commercially orientated world, with skinny
models all over the world, and people trying to emulate that
"look". I am quite sure it started with Twiggy, in the 1960's. I
think Twiggy was smart. She looked at her skinny little frame
and realized that she was not like most girls, so instead of
hiding herself she flaunted it.

Hence, comes skinniness, and billions of dollars are spent each
year while women, young and old, try to stay thin.

Health is going down hill. Years ago women had a bit of meat on
their bones and were beautiful. Now, they have dry skin. No
extra energy. And, in my opinion look like skeletons.

It is one thing, to keep yourself, in shape, by exercising and
keeping yourself toned up. It is quite another when you are
starving your body, and robbing it of proper nutrients.

One thing that a lot of people are not aware of is what happens
when you don't eat enough calories. Your body, a wonderful
machine, was built for starving times and feasting time, as food
was scarce sometimes and abundant at others. So, when you don't
feed your body, your metabolism says "oh, dear, here comes
starving times." And, it promptly slows down. Hence, starving
and slow weight loss. So what does a person do. He/she eats less<
calories, and on goes the cycle.

Now we come to the "Yoyo syndrome" heavy, thin, heavy thin,
heavy thin, and guess what happens? It gets harder to get the
weight off each time. Why is that? Because your body is
confused. I was starved, I must slow down. I am getting fed, I
must store for starving times. Hence the "Yoyo syndrome.

Now, what is too fat? Too fat is when you are carrying too much
fat, and it is hard to move. Hard to breath. Too fat is not
because at 5'4 inches you weigh 140 lbs, and the Twiggy friend
weighs 115lbs. Each person has a different bone structure and
some people have more muscle than others. And, yes, muscle
weighs more than fat. Hence a person at 140 lbs may actually
have less fat then a person who is the same height at 115 lbs.

If after reading this you still think you are too fat. Or, if
you are really too fat. Then the best diet is to exercise, cut
down on junk food. Eat healthy foods such as fruits and veggies,
whole grains, etc. Drink lots of water. Do not STARVE yourself.
Try to get off hydrogenated fats. (And, this will take some
reading. You will be surprised how much hydrogenated fats are in
packaged foods) your body needs oil, just like a car. It is just
some oils are better for you then others. Hydrogenated fats are
not needed.

Think build health. Get proper vitamins (all natural are best!)
In this day and age there is no way you can get the vitamins you
need in the food you are eating. Unless, you watch every single
bite, and read a tremendous amount of literature to learn and do
so, plus growing your own food, so you know where it is coming
from. Do not go hungry. If you want to lose weight don't stuff
yourself. Eat frequent small meals, so you never get those out
of control binges that low blood sugar causes. So, there you
have it in a nutshell.

As you build your health you can smile at that mirror and
accept your rosy cheeks, glossy shiny hair, soft skin, and an
amazing abundance of energy. So what if you weigh more than you
think you should. You are you. Accept yourself. Good luck!

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