How to Be Confident As a Overweight Adult

Being overweight can be lonely and scary at times. Since weight doesn't usually fall off overnight it is important to learn how to be confident in your current size. Learn to develop a high self esteem and then once you do lose the weight you will be able to more than likely keep off the pounds.

Steps

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    Take time and go to a spa. Have them do a makeover for you. Do your nails professionally. Get a pedicure.
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    Go shopping and buy a nice outfit. One that makes you look smaller. Remember vertical lines make people look smaller and black always slims.
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    Go to a professional photographer right after you get your new makeover. Have them take pictures of you looking your best.
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    Take this picture and put in on your refrigerator. When you look at this picture, notice how beautiful you are.
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    Find the beauty in yourself. Write down 5 things that you like about yourself. Concentrate on these attribute. For example, Nice smile, humor, beautiful hands, Great personality, or your hair.
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    Don't get down on yourself. Doctors and other people around you mean well when they encourage you to lose weight. Never take this as an insult.
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    Society can be hard on overweight individuals. Try not to let this bother you. Just because they make fun of the fat girl in the movie doesn't mean they are making fun of you. After all, they don't even know you.
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    Remember everyone has personal issues with themselves. Yes, even those who can seem to eat anything and never gain a pound. This will help you next time you are searching for confidence.
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    The most important thing is to be the best person you can be. Dress nice, put makeup on, do your hair up cute, find something that you can put into your wardrobe that makes it distinctive and creative.
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    Hold your head up high.
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    When you are in a room and you are feeling bad or under-estimated go away maybe into the rest room or to your car and re group yourself. Tell your self you are beautiful and you can do whatever it is that is bothering you.
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    Remember you are not a monster or a bad person. You are a wonderful person that has a problem with food. Don't let food rule your life.
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    Take control of yourself and your life. Think healthy not skinny but healthy.
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    If you eat healthy you will see so many benefits and live a longer life in the long run.
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    Lose weight for yourself. Not for your boyfriend or you brother. Not for some one that is teasing you or making you feel bad. Do it for yourself.
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    Gradually put exercise into your life but do it for the energy. Energy will help you to convey confidence.
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    Substitute fruit for sugar treats and garlic/onions for salty treats. This seems to help curb that have to have carbs feeling.
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    Remember you are not alone in this world. There are so many people struggling with food. If they aren't struggling with fat, they may be struggling to gain weight for their health.
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    Never ever give up on yourself. No matter how bad the battle with food gets. Don't let food win over your self esteem and ultimately your confidence.

Warnings

  • Fad diets lead to big fat problems. They also may make you sick. Most people who do fad dieting gain the weight back. Instead try to change your eating habits one step at a time.

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Categories: Diet & Lifestyle | Building and Maintaining Self Confidence