Some Kids Gain Weight More Easily
Just like some kids are taller and some kids are shorter, some kids have brown eyes and some kids have green eyes, some kids gain weight a lot more easily than other kids. This is obvious to those of us that work with kids but in my opnion, it is not said out loud enough or acknowledged openly to the people who need to hear it. The fact is, two different kids can eat the exact same thing and one will have a metabolic response that leads to weight gain and the other child will not gain weight. Hormones, genetics and a lot of other factors are always in play. The bottom line is that different bodies process food differently.
If you are a person who tends to gain weight easily, you need to know that there is nothing wrong with you or your body. You are not broken and neither is your body. It is also not your fault that you gain weight easily. It is just a fact of the body that you happen to have, like your hair color, eye color and your final adult height.
The good news of recognizing that you are a person who tends to gain weight easily is that you can stop comparing yourself to bodies that don’t gain weight easily. You can stop wondering why you are gaining weight when your friends are not even though you are eating the same things. You can stop expecting your body to respond to certain foods in ways that it never will. You can stop blaming yourself and feeling badly about yourself for the way your body works. And then, if you want to, you can take control of your body and your life to create something different for yourself.
Decide on purpose to learn how your particular body works. Learn to eat and live in ways that you love and that work with and for your body. There is science involved but it doesn’t have to be overly complicated. There is mindset work to be done to change longstanding habits and create new ones but this is life-changing work the value of which cannot be underestimated.
You are able to create the body and life that you want by working with the body and mind that you curently have.
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