Usually being overfat is something that creeps up gradually with age. One of the last things my team and I always do when we evaluate people who enroll in my Fat-Burning Metabolic Fitness Plan is take front-, back-, and side-view "before" photographs so that they can really and truly see what they look like and compare these images with their "after" photos. For most, it is a great surprise to suddenly perceive an overweight person on the film because our inner image of ourselves is usually much thinner, leaner, and younger. I have had clients express shock or even burst into tears when they really looked at these pictures. It is truly as if they were seeing themselves for the first time.
While I find it important to help my clients establish an accurate perception of their outward appearance, it is also important to help them establish an accurate perception of their internal health. Knowing that you are bulging over the belt of your pants or your skirt does not tell you anything about your cholesterol, triglycerides, or percentage of body fat versus lean muscle.
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