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In a blink of an eye, this woman's body completely changes shape from top to bottom. 31-year-old Justine McCabe of Los Angeles documented losing 124 pounds in a year on her Tumblr page and took selfie...
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Since setting up my own nutrition consulting business, I've worked with more 300 men and women to help them achieve their weight loss targets. While everyone's diet is unique and tailored to individual needs, there's one common issue that continues to arise: prioritizing the weighing scale as an indicator of progress.
Meet The Fat Girl In My Head. She resided in me years after I had shed all my excess weight. She was my perception of me and I was attached to her. She ensured I lacked confidence and convinced me I wasn't good enough. Losing weight wasn't as hard as letting go of her.
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I used to work out without a fan or an AC. It was a time when I thought working out must be hard or it didn't count. So, I took steps to make it as uncomfortable and as difficult as possible. I told myself that I was weak and a sissy for wanting to be comfortable and for craving the easier path. Motivational videos, posters in the gym and movies like Bhaag Milkha Bhaagand Rocky, reaffirmed my faith that I was a weakling.
Then there were the guilt pangs to deal with. Every food festival or food tasting would be followed by days of resigned melancholy. I would be furious with myself for allowing such indulgence. I would conclude all hope was lost and find respite in a bowl of chocolate chip ice cream topped with chocolate sauce perhaps.