Have you ever known anyone to become obese in 1 week? I mean seriously think about it, have you known anyone to gain even a noticeable amount of weight in 1 week? I can think of a few friends who were pregnant and sometime between their 4th and 5th month of pregnancy their bellies really started to show in what seemed like a week. But that is pregnancy. Never have I seen someone at church one week and then the next week saw them and said "Oh wow, they really put on quite a few pounds this week!"
A baby boutique created this calendar for toddlers who have very little concept of time to help them understand things such as the birthday party is on Saturday.
Sometimes I feel like I need a similar tool for adults and weight loss. We fail to understand the time it takes to gain weight and in response incorrectly anticipate the time it takes to lose it. The most successful, healthy people I have known to achieve their weight loss goals have done it over a long period of time, with small changes they committed to for life.
Obesity does not happen in a week, in fact it is usually a gradual process that takes at least a few years and it is easy. So give yourself a break and commit to a long term goal. What you want will take time, but the results will be worth it!
Nutrition from the dietitian
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