At about 15, I suddenly decided that I needed to urgently achieve a perfectly slim figure. Such that on any side there is no hint of roundness. Now I understand that only harmed the long-suffering organism. I’ll tell Alimero about my main mistakes.
Just think, a little rounded cheeks. Is this a reason for tough restrictions in the menu? Now I will give a negative answer, but in adolescence the problem seemed more global. I for nothing spoiled my mood, focusing on some ephemeral standards of beauty.
2. Exhausting exercise.
Of course, muscles need to be kept in good shape. I rocked the press, squatted and even wrung out from the floor. This is in addition to training in the sports section. Years later, I realized that such loads are a frank mockery of the body.
The problem is not that I included sports in the schedule, but that they were not always effective. First of all, I did a wrong training program. Secondly, some exercises were contraindicated to me. For example, because of problems with the joints, squats should have been abandoned.
3. The main enemy remained unidentified.
Excess weight can only be an indicator of more serious health problems. As a teenager, I should go to an endocrinologist and check hormonal levels. Alas, I concentrated on the rounded cheeks, which I regretted more than once. It was worth figuring out who the real enemy was: overweight or hormones.
4. Restriction instead of balance.
As a teenager, I did not eat large quantities of fatty pies and mayonnaise salads. I just had to balance the menu a bit and think about the combination of products. For example, it is better to eat burgers not with pasta, but with your favorite vegetable salad. In my case, the word diet was associated only with restrictions in the menu.
I did not eat after 18.00. As soon as the hands of the clock reached this point, I forbade myself to even think about a piece of something edible. How not to follow this rule when it is written in most articles on diet and healthy eating?
Then I began to be afraid of the evening feeling of hunger, but because of this I literally fed up at 17.50-17.55. Sometimes I did not have time to return from workout by six in the evening and terribly worried about the missed dinner.
Often the family literally forced me to dine. In such cases, I promised myself to cut off tomorrow’s portion of dinner. Nonsense, right? And more than 10 years ago I was rushing from one extreme to another.
Did you stick to diets during your teen years? Can you tell about your achievements or mistakes?