Woman Gains 50 Pounds to Prove Obesity Is a Choice

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What do you say about obesity as a choice? *silence* *cricket* *cricket* *silence* Personally, I don't know if I should give her a round of applause or cry in shame. I gained a lot of weight last year BECAUSE of my anti-depressant meds. I need to take all of those every day, and I'll tell you, my once Victoria's-Secret-model-like body disappeared like a bubble. I think that this is a very common side effect when you are taking antidepressants. I've struggled in maintaining my weight because everywhere I look, I see food. When I'm at school, I see pizza everywhere. Every time I look at my classmates, I see a chocolate cake. When I look at a bottle of water, I see a litre of Coke. Those are hard times for me. But you know what? There is one thing that I am sure: I did not choose to be obese. It's never my choice to gain so much weight. But now, I'm food sober. Is there such a thing as 'food sober'? I lost a lot of pounds now. Thanks to my family and fans, and my undying determination to get fit once again.

What did you do? Well, of course, I have to set a goal. I need to lose 5 pounds a week. How? By being conscious of the food I eat and one-hour-thirty-minute workout. The food thing is hard! Yes, I understand. I've been there, poor child. But like I said, set a goal, AND you need to stick to that goal. Make sure to always eat healthily by including vegetables and fruits in your diet. Before every meal, I eat an apple and guava. And since I live in a country with people who are massive rice-eaters, I didn't eliminate rice that is high in carbohydrates. Instead, I reduce my rice intake from 4 cups a day to 2 cups. Plus, veggies and a little meat on the side. You'll have to eliminate junk foods and other food that are high in fats. And the most important thing: always, always and always drink water, understand? The second thing I did is working out. I've been training kick-boxing and Jiu-jitsu. My doctors have recommended involving myself in intense physical activities. So here I am! Sweating it out and burning off the calories every three in the afternoon for an hour and thirty minutes. I do the cardio, muscle and abs workout. I almost died during the first day, by the way. Luckily, I didn't. My coach thinks that I wouldn't last a day. Now, I'm training with him six times a week. *winks*

Is obesity is a choice? I don't think so. I think we are not in the right position to say that. We never know what they have gone through in life that made them obese. Instead, we should encourage these people that it is never too late to stay fit and along the way, we should support them.