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She Lost the Weight, But Self-Esteem Was More Complicated. by Kim Westerman. May 25, 2017. 14 Comments. For Samantha Morrison, rock bottom was in 2009 when she was strolling through a mall in suburban Milwaukee and overheard two teenage boys making fun of her weight. “She’s your girlfriend,” one said to the other.

She Lost the Weight But Self-Esteem Was More Complicated ift.tt/2rl8B6F For Samantha Morrison rock bottom was in 2009 when she was stroll. In my experience, issues with weight are directly connected with issues of self-esteem. The more self-esteem a person has, the better able he or she is to make healthy food and exercise choices. As a concept, self-esteem isn’t complicated. It’s simply our capacity to love and nurture ourselves.

Valerie Bertinelli has always had a complicated relationship with her weight, thanks to a comment made by her fifth grade teacher. The comment, in. And despite her best efforts to exercise and eat healthfully, the weight wasn’t budging. Not only was she suffering from chronic physical health problems, but the years of dieting had also taken a toll on her mentally.

Her self-esteem was rock bottom and she spiraled into an eating disorder. Finally, she made the decision to try bariatric surgery. If you are overweight, start losing weight by building your self esteem. Losing weight will not only to look better and feel good about yourself but it will also help you to become healthier.

According to Medicine Web extra fat can hurt your heart, trigger diabetes, ruin your sleep and create a. It’s sometimes more difficult to do what’s right. But, in the long run, you will have more respect. You’ll have more respect for your body, for your relationships and all the other areas of your life. In order to improve your self-esteem and respect yourself, you’ve got to.

Coincidentally, these are also the things that can lead to weight loss, and even further enhancements of ones sense of self-esteem. People with too much excess weight must bear the responsibility to shield themselves from the harm, physical and psychological brought about by being heavy. Weight and self esteem are serious issues together and apart.

Weight and self esteem stop too many people from reaching their potential. I want to be a good wife, a good mother, a good person. – Peaches Geldof, Elle magazine. You can read more about Peaches Geldof and her story about weight and self esteem, here. Developing one’s self-esteem is the most difficult part of losing weight and getting healthy. I know because I am still working on changing the way I see myself even though I lost my 60 pounds over 2 years ago.

It takes time to change your thinking.

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The weight gain had affected her self-esteem and she’d lost her confidence.

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from The Four Insights: Wisdom, Power, and Grace of the Earthkeepers
by Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D.
Hay House, 2007

Because of this low self-esteem, she found it impossible to lose weight.

“New Mindset, New Results” by Kerry Johnson
from New Mindset, New Results
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Now that she has lost weight, she is overflowing with self-esteem and self-confidence.

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by Thomas A. Wadden, Albert J. Stunkard
Guilford Publications, 2004

She felt better about herself, regardless of her weight, when other people were kinder to her and more friendly.

“Managing Your Mind: The Mental Fitness Guide” by Gillian Butler, Tony Hope, R. A. Hope
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One respondent explained that if one looked good, it gave one confidence, adding that if she started to gain weight, she lost confidence and did not feel good about herself.

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from Handbook of Behavior, Food and Nutrition
by Victor R. Preedy, Ronald Ross Watson, Colin R. Martin
Springer New York, 2011

As the weight fell off, so her confidence grew.

“The Butterfly Box” by Santa Montefiore
from The Butterfly Box
by Santa Montefiore
Simon & Schuster UK, 2014

Her weight problem was causally related to a problem of self-esteem.

“Oprah Winfrey and the Glamour of Misery: An Essay on Popular Culture” by Eva Illouz
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She was also able to appreciate that the feeling of being “fat” was influenced by her sense of rejection—a transitory emotional state—and that having this feeling did not mean that she was actually overweight.

“Handbook of Treatment for Eating Disorders” by David M. Garner, Paul E. Garfinkel
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Before, her weight used to express a self which she had assumed to be ugly and unlovable.

“On Learning From the Patient” by Patrick Casement
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She had gained 2 stone in weight and this made her feel unattractive and low in confidence.

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  • yet another woman whining about not having the gumption to not be a lazy glutton and how it’s not her fault.
    YES IT IS: no one is force feeding these cretins.

  • I completely agree that listening to your body makes you love yourself more; I cut out meat and chicken after I noticed how heavy I felt after and I feel great now. My only problem is that I think I may be gluten intolerant and Im still trying to get around that emotionally and practically. Thank you so much for this video it was very uplifting and helpful!

  • Dr. Weiner I’m so happy to have found you on the internet. I’m an adult male, 44 years old, 177cm. I’m Canadian (from Toronto) but I live in New Taipei City, Taiwan. In October 2017, I was over 150kg and was set to have a gastric sleeve. They found a large (nearly 10cm) tumor in the upper part of my stomach, so the surgery was delayed (thankfully the tumor was benign). This delay turned out to be a blessing in disguise, however, as it was around this time I found your videos and began learning and prepping myself for life post-surgery.

    When I was finally sleeved in May of last year, I was given very minimal information from the hospital regarding how to proceed post-op, and most of that was just for the first few weeks on how to progress to solid food. Further complicating the issue is that I don’t speak Chinese very well and what scant support there is out here is (understandably) geared towards Chinese speakers.

    But I was prepared, thanks to you. I had read your book, watched your YouTube videos and now I’m subscribed to your website. In the last nine months I’ve lost over 62 kg (from a high of 157.2kg down to 94.9 kg as of this morning), and my blood pressure (which was stubbornly high before) has gone back to normal. My doctor very happy with my progress, as am I.

    But even more importantly, I’ve stopped eating sugar, processed food, artificial sweeteners and all the other junk. I keep my diet focused on healthy, whole foods, mostly plants (like you say veggies, fruit, nuts, beans and seeds). I’ve learned to plan ahead (I always keep fruit and/or dry roasted nuts with me, for example), to try new things (I never thought I’d say this, but steamed broccoli and cauliflower can be pretty tasty, especially with served with some green peas and carrots), and to try and develop healthier habits (I have a green smoothie every morning, and I walk 10,000 steps per day, etc.)

    I also recognize that I’m still in the ‘honeymoon’ period, that much of my weight loss is due to genetics more than anything else, and that turbulent waters may be ahead. But armed with your information (both the specifics and the underlying philosophies), I feel confident that I’m doing everything I can to stay on the right track. Your information is like the lighthouse, guiding me to success.

    My quality of life has improved so much, in a relatively short time. And I feel that I owe you a debt of thanks, for helping me get this far. Please keep up the great work! And I’ll keep doing my best to stay informed and stay healthy!

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  • All of us who argue it truly is about calories in/out say that bc we are actually observing it. To make it more complex you could say these things: 1) food manufacturers put too much corn syrup and added sugars into their products 2) people think dieting is temporary when it’s actually a lifestyle change. So people don’t want to be held accountable for eating fast food and buying food loaded with corn syrup and sugar. I guess the only solution is to force a giant tax on those foods and/or get them off the shelf/street corner. There are plenty of us, although the severe minority, who make choices not to eat that shit, to work out a lot, etc. The successful people understand sacrifices and dedication. You can be one of them, it’s only up to you though.

    I can only comment on myself but the only time I’ve been even a pound overweight was when I had thyroid cancer and it wasn’t functioning. I got that taken care of and easily dropped the 20 or so lbs I had gained when my metabolism was failing. If you truly have a thyroid issue, you can go to the doctor and get your hormones tested and get on synthetic supplements if that is really the case. If not then stop making fucking excuses. During that time when I had those extra lbs, no, I didn’t sit there and hate myself…I worked out harder than ever and busted my ass to stay in shape even while I was sick. Instead of beating yourself up in your head, beat yourself up physically and reap the rewards. Not to mention intense cardio releases endorphins, which improve mood. I feel incredible after I go running.

    And this is a problem only cropping up for the first time in human history in the past 2-3 decades. There is NO WAY genetics changed so quickly in that time. It has to do with a shift in less physical activity, more food loaded with sugar, less nutrition education, all at the same time. If these binge eaters ate straight out of a garden, they wouldn’t be obese.

  • Pay attention when you eat—how you eat. How big are your bites? How fast do you eat? Do you eat and do other things? You’ll eat less naturally if you pay attention to your body’s subtle cues.

  • And the thing about the pizza, there are many other ways to mimic such a thing, through all vegan methods, and even meat replacements.. So.. If you want some sort of pizza like thing.. go ahead.. you might be surprised at how much better it tastes and there is less of a hang over feeling from it.. XD

  • Great ideas about lifestyle and how to lose weight and be healthier both psychologically and physically, but she wasn’t good at demonstrating them.

  • It does seem that some of the replies have missed the point lots of people do not like the gym. I for one would not have exercised for muscle gain if I hadn’t found an outdoor alternative to the regular gym. The main aspect here is do things you like. I definitely have friends that join the gym, go and feel uncomfortable or go and then stop for any number of reasons.

    Hopefully this video will get people to think about how they think!

  • From my own weight loss experience, diets never really work. Even if it worked, it will only be a short term result. You will always gain back the weight you’ve lost. When you’re dieting, you restrict your calories intake, can’t eat the junk food you love etc. Once your weight loss reaches a plateau, you feel depressed and have the tendency to binge on those food you refused to eat while dieting. And you will gain back the weight. For a long term result, I recommend ppl to NOT eat around the clock, but notice your hunger cues. You can eat anything you want, but only eat when you’re truly hungry. Use a hunger scale, 3 means you’re starting to feel the hunger, 7 means you’re full(you can feel theres food in your stomach). Eat slowly (20 min at least). I can assure once you start to understand hunger & satiety, you will lose weight in a slow but definite way. Just have to be patient and wait for the result. Take small meals a day. Key is: eat only when you’re hungry (level 3), stop eating once you’re full (level 7). Dont stuff youself anymore once you’re full, you wont need that excess nutrients anyway. This method causes no pain, you can eat WHATEVER you want (but I recommend you to eat meal instead of eating junk foods). Before you eat, ask yourself “Am I hungry?” & “Am I at level 3?”. This is the key to weight loss.

  • Man this video really struck a chord. I was heavy and lost weight (-50lbs) and kept it off for a good 5 years. After a long term relationship that I got comfortable with, I put back on all the lbs and then some. Im just getting back to the grind and this video was a great reminder of what it felt like when I lost weight the first time.

  • Your story really resonates with me. When I was on the rowing team in college, I worked out heavily 6 days a week and ate whatever I wanted. After I stopped rowing, I gained 80lbs over 2 years. Now I’m 40lbs down and still working at it ����

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  • This chick is out of her mind! Please stop eneabling greedy, out of control lazy people!! We can all learn about food and control our habbits!