My mother was the first one to push me in dieting. I was eight years old. At that time, I did not understand why my mother wanted me to stop eating. I thought she wanted to punish me. She forced me in seeing dieticians and following their diet plan. However, I did not listen, I used to hide and eat what I desired.
At first, I was not aware of my appearance, I was only focusing on being happy and chocolate was the secret of happiness. When I went out, I used to buy all kinds of candy. Though, at home, I had to follow my strict diet as I was being supervised by my mother. It was tough.
I am aware that most girls struggle with the idea of being skinny. Moreover, because of the media influence and impact on body appearances and images, most of us even face image distortion after losing weight.
A year never passes by without having dealt with body image issues or having to starve myself in order to become thinner. Our confidence keeps shattering and we keep on trying to find our balanced diet.
I am constantly dieting in order to look and feel good. However, I believe that our main conflict is not being aware or knowing when you have lost enough weight.
I fear that if I stop dieting or exercising for some time, I could go back in being overweight. Finding your balanced diet is probably one of the hardest things a person can achieve.