Weight Loss - Can Fears Hold You Back?Posted on Mar 31st 2009 11:00AM by Maggie Vink
Here at "That's Fit," we're constantly telling you what we think about things, but sometimes it's nice to know what you think. So from time to time, we'll ask you a question. Don't be afraid to speak up -- we love feedback.
To lose weight, you just have to burn fewer calories than you consume, right? Technically, that may be true, but the reality is far more complex. For many people, emotional eating, self-esteem issues and other problems play a role in their weight, too.
Take Jenna Vaught, Miss America Plus Elite 2007, for example. Vaught changed her eating habits and exercised to lose weight, yet she said "the real key to losing weight was finding myself and asking the hard questions." And Shauna Reid had to get past her insecurities and fear of being judged in order to lose half her body weight.
|Yes. Emotional eating is a big part of weight gain, and the underlying issues have to be dealt with to lose/keep off weight.||51 (66.2%)|
|No. Not exercising enough and eating too much are the causes of weight gain.||9 (11.7%)|
|Maybe. Some people might turn to food for emotional reasons, but that shouldn't keep them from maintaining a healthy weight.||17 (22.1%)|
Do you think you have any fears that have hindered weight loss?