Why is it so difficult to lose weight?

@acevivx (1566)
Philippines
February 18, 2009 5:47am CST
Why is it so difficult to lose weight? Even if you exercise and do all those things they tell you will help you lose weight like going on a diet, eating more fruits, joining a health club still it is not really easy to lose weight. I used to have no problem losing weight since i was not really one who loved to eat but after i got sick which required me to forced myself to eat, if i wanted to recover(you should see all those recipe books I bought just so i could plan a good delicious meal to entice my appetite)I got so used to the habit of eating that I find it hard to lose all those extra pounds i gained. Any thoughts on the matter?
3 responses
@riyasam (16578)
• India
18 Feb 09
if one is consistent with the exercise plans,i think one can lose weight.but often there is binge eating(i think it is mainly because of increase in hormones,which leads to increase in appetite) and the second reason is inactivity.
@acevivx (1566)
• Philippines
19 Feb 09
Guilty on both counts doc.And while i always plan to exercise, the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.
@nansheeca (215)
• Philippines
18 Feb 09
well that question is bothering me too. but i guess i do know the answer. i am not so determined to lose weight. i mean, i want to but i always end up enjoying my meals especially if i am sharing this with my loved ones. i just cant say no. so even if i want to lose weight, nothing's happening because my determination is not 100%.
@acevivx (1566)
• Philippines
19 Feb 09
I have to agree that determination counts a lot if one wants to lose wait. If one is not really bent on losing weight, one would not really avoid the temptation of eating. While i'm not really overweight, I have some bulges in the wrong places but at the same time I love to eat and even to experiment with new recipes that's why i find it so hard to lose those unwanted bulges.
@cvrajan (356)
• India
26 Feb 09
If you are hale and healthy, you get lots of enthusiasm to be brisk and you love to do exercises. You can do it, because it does not tax your body. Your exercising in turn keeps you fit and healthy. But if you have put on weight, you become sluggish. If you do exercise, it strains you too much, because you are much heavier now. You find it physically punishing; you get demotivated and stop exercising. You gain more weight. If you are in good shape and healthy, you can eat and digest well (because you enjoy exercising too). If your love for eating overpowers you, you tend to eat to your stomach's full, which makes you dull to do any exercising. A full stomach gives a feeling of completeness inside you. If you start liking that "full stomach" feeling, you tend to always fill up the stomach and it tends to enlarge the stomach's capacity. Our stomach is after all like an elastic bag, with expandable capacity. So, without your consciously knowing it, your quantity of intake gradually increases and it leads you to putting more and more weight. The heavier you are, the more lazy you become to do exercise. This is the vicious play of Maya. So what to do? Put exercise secondary, to start with. Concentrate on your food. NEVER eat to your stomach's full. Never eat to "full stomach" feeling. If you feel inadequate, drink more water to fill up the empty space. Force yourself to this habit. Once your food comes under control, start your work on exercises. Surprisingly, eating a good breakfast can help you lose weight. This article explains why: http://www.helium.com/items-1141739