While you want to be healthy and have a good figure, it is possible that you are overly obsessing about your weight. This is very dangerous, and leads to various eating disorders. Catching the signs early is important, so you can then put these practices in place to stop your obsessions.
Be Honest With Yourself
Be very honest with yourself about your weight. Could you do with losing a few more pounds or does your body look right as it is.
You want to look for signs that you’re too thin, such as a drawn face, seeing each of your ribs and even your arms or legs looking skinny.
If you’re worried about thinking the wrong thing, ask people who you trust to give you an honest answer.
Why Do You Think You Need to Lose Weight
You know your body looks great, so why are you still obsessed with losing weight? This is a question that only you can answer and one that you really do need to think about.
There are many reasons people still feel the need to lose weight. They want to see the numbers drop, they’re not quite happy in their own skin, or there is a deep-rooted problem that you need to get help for.
Keep Your Stress Under Control
Stress is one of the biggest reasons for poor self esteem, which can lead to weight loss obsessions. Find ways that will keep your stress fully under control.
You may find that light exercise is great—avoid doing too much—or that you need to meditate or go out with some friends. Everybody is different, so you need to work out what will do the best for your stress levels.
Get Rid of the Obsession Triggers
There are likely certain things that make you think about weight loss and trigger your obsession. It could be a particular magazine, a TV show or the way new reports rub you the wrong way.
Assess your triggers and get rid of anything that makes you fall off the deep end. If you know a certain magazine is the issue, don’t buy it! If it’s the websites you visit, stop letting yourself visit them.
It takes a while to get rid of all these, but eventually you will be trigger free. You’ll also find that this helps your mental health as well as your physical one.
Take Your Mind Off Things
Sometimes you just need something that will take your mind off the idea of weight loss. The best thing you can do is find a hobby. It could be writing, painting, or you may even enjoy making your own jewellery.
Do something that you really enjoy, you want to keep doing, and that will help you concentrate on something different.
Talk About Your Obsession
Admit that there is a problem and talk about it. This could be with a therapist, or you may want to write it down in a journal.
You could even take it online with a blog and help others.