overweightFor some reason or another it happens: One day you can wake up fat.  It seems to come out of nowhere, and it’s ruthless.  I don’t know if we don’t see the signs, or simply wait until the button on our pants is pressing against our stomach, but, if you want to avoid waking up fat, it’s simple.

Know Your Hot Button

Everyone has a place on their body that they are prone to gain weight first.  Whether it’s your stomach, thighs, ass, face, arms, hips, wherever your soft spot is, once it gets truly soft, it is time to call a time out. (Your soft spot tends to be the part of your body you are self conscious about, or sensitive towards.)

Your soft spot is your hot button, and your hot button is your friend.

Your body is a great tool for education.  It tells you what’s up, so, if you know the first place you gain weight is your gut, and your stomach rolls over your pants when you bend over, you know it’s time to make some changes.  Be thankful you have a section of your body to give you a heads up.  Instead of loathing your thighs for having a hard time fitting into your jeans, thank them.  They saved you from the chance of gaining more weight elsewhere.

If you don’t, then one day the button will hurt, the shopping for bigger clothes will suck, and you’ll be left with a body you’re not accustomed to.  So, the best way to stop the madness before it happens, is know and love your hot button.  You know where you tend to put on weight, so use it as a blessing in disguise to stop more from coming.

Love those rolls, they’re talking to you!

Overweight man image available from Shutterstock.

 


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    Last reviewed: 10 Jul 2013

APA Reference
Loberg, E. (2013). Your Hot Button: Knowing Where You Gain Weight Before It’s Too Late. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 25, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/manic-depression/2013/07/09/your-hot-button-knowing-where-you-gain-weight-before-its-too-late/

 

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