There’s a pressure to be thin especially when you:
- are female
- are below 30 years old
- are Asian because most Asians have very slight builds and anything above 120 pounds is considered “fat” (In my country, relatives, friends, relatives of friends, acquaintances and people that are familiar but don’t remember your name will all say “you’ve gained weight” given the chance.)
- haven’t given birth yet
I also found that it’s harder to remain thin and lose weight after the age of 25. Possibly because metabolism slows down? Or we get busier at work and tend to stress-eat more?
While looking for doable diet plans that won’t stress me out too much with the preparation and shopping required, I stumbled upon this ridiculous diet. One is supposed to eat this everyday:
1/2 cup low fat yoghurt
1 clementine or small orange
3 spoon/forkfuls of whatever’s for dinner and nothing else
Desserts and sugars are not allowed.
Should I try it? I don’t know. It sounds dangerously anorexic to me. But when you’re annoyed, have tried working out, swimming, eating veggies most of the time and nothing is still happening, maybe desperate measures are needed.
Although the only-3-forkfuls-of-everything-at-a-time thing does work. I did it a few years ago and dropped 10 pounds in a month. Maybe it’s not so crazy after all.