Check this article out! I've often shared that releasing excess weight and maintaining that can be sabotaged by not loving yourself - often evidenced by hanging onto thoughts of "I'm fat, I'm ugly, I'm..." This article talks about the reasons why a negative perception of your body results in weight-gain regardless of what the person's body type was to start.
"Thinking you’re fat can be a self-fulfilling prophecy.
It makes sense that if you think you’re overweight, you’ll work hard to lose weight. But scientists have discovered that just the opposite is true.
New research published in the International Journal of Obesity found that people who think they’re overweight are more likely to gain more weight than those who don’t think they’re overweight.
For the study, researchers analyzed data from three longitudinal studies of 14,000 adults in the U.S. and the U.K.: the U.S. National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, the U.K. National Child Development Study, and Midlife in the United States.
Scientists studied the participants’ perception of their own weight once they reached adulthood, whether it was correct, and their weight gain over time. The British study had data that followed participants from ages 23 to 45, but the other two studies followed participants for up to 10 years.
Researchers discovered that people who said they were “overweight” were more likely to say they overate due to stress and, as a result, gained weight.
But this happened regardless of whether a person was actually overweight or not, creating..."
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