Your emotions can be directly connected to how you look, and whether you believe it or not, the chemical compounds that make up your emotions are going to be affected by your diet. There are a lot of obese individuals out there that would come off as being jolly or happy as a whole, but there are also tons who very obviously aren’t happy with the way they look. There are a lot of different mentalities to be had when you aren’t satisfied with your looks, and if you’re fat, it’s going to play a part in how you feel emotionally. For example, take a look at a really big person who is constantly depressed, but as soon as they see food they begin to perk up. It’s not that we’re making fun of them in this article, but the complete opposite; I’m trying to give people tips that can help them out. I used to be huge myself, as I would come in at well over 250 pounds (and I’m not particularly tall, mind you). I wasn’t taking care of myself as I should and I was quite aware of it, but I didn’t care too much – I was too depressed to worry about what would happen to be in a year or two.
The one thing that I noticed was how happy I would become whenever I was eating, or knew that I was going to be eating. It’s a very obvious addiction, as I found myself keeping chocolate bars in my underwear drawer for those late night snacks. I would crack open a can of pop at Midnight and not think twice about it, because I really didn’t care anymore; I was a slob and I knew it. The second that I realized I was just drowning in my own misery, I had to do something about it. I began to walk a mile or two every single morning, and eventually I joined a gym; now I find myself on the treadmill and I no longer walk, but run. I had to make the change for myself because my body isn’t going to do all of the work for me, and as soon as all of the fat melted away, I found myself being happier than ever.
Is it tough to give up food? Not going to lie, it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to go through. The second that I was able to control by food urges, I started to tell everybody about how well I was doing; only relapse the next week and take part in some fried chicken. It’s a constant struggle and it has affected my health both physically and emotionally, but I don’t plan on giving up. Giving up isn’t even an option! If you want to get serious about your weight and make a change for the better, there’s no telling how much better you’ll feel in regards to your emotions as well.