You’ve Lost Weight, But Are You Keeping Old Insecurities?

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weight loss before and after

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If you were overweight for most of your life and finally got down to a healthy size, it can be hard for your brain to catch up to the fact that your body has changed. Living as a plus-sized individual makes a person form a lot of habits, insecurities, and complexes. You were so used to living a certain way, and all of the habits that you felt protected you in every given situation. It can be hard to just release those once you lose the weight. It can be hard to believe that you’ll be safe—that you won’t be ridiculed or gawked at. It can honestly just be hard to believe that, when you look down, the body you see is the body you have. Maybe it’s all a dream. So, even if you’ve lost a lot of weight, are you still holding onto old body insecurities?

weight loss before and after

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You’re careful about eating in public

When dining with a group, you still order the super healthy thing, even if it’s not what you feel like eating. You don’t want them thinking, “See, that’s why she’s overweight” if you order the burger. In fact, in the past, some friends said things like that to you (they didn’t really know how to help you on your weight-loss journey).

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