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I hope to be the shining light in the dark world of thinspo, unhealthy advice and incorrect information. Life is about being happy and loving yourself, and that includes your body. Feed it with the foods it loves, let it run free, treat it to a nice dinner and some wine every now and again and your body will take care of you too. <3

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06.05.135 NOTES Reblog
thehealthycook:

Calorie counting is common within the weight-loss community, but it doesn’t mean you should do it. Here are 10 reasons why counting calories doesn’t always work:
Counting calories over-simplifies healthy eating. Eating a healthy diet is complicated and nutrition labels over-simplify it. We are led to believe that low calorie foods are good and high calorie foods are bad. But it is a lot more complicated than that. This way of thinking can lead to eating disorders, infertility, illness, and depression because it encourages the consumption of processed foods instead of nourishing foods. 
Counting calories prevents a positive, healthy relationship with food. Always being calorie-conscious changes your focus from how you eat to how much you eat. This can prevent you from having a positive relationship with food. Instead of thinking of food as life-giving nourishment, counting calories can make you feel apprehensive toward food, or even make you think of food as being bad for you as if it is the enemy.
Counting calories creates a stressful relationship with food that can interfere with digestion.Feeling stressed while eating is bad for you because it can interfere with digestion. The sympathetic nervous system triggers responses in the body that can shut down the digestive system so the body can deal with the stressful situation.
Counting calories can also increase your feelings of depression. You may feel depressed when you feel you’ve eaten too many calories because you ate that burger and chocolate shake you feel you shouldn’t have. The constant pressure from tracking calories and feeling like you’ve let yourself down when you go over your daily caloric intake can increase feelings of depression.
Counting calories is extremely inaccurate. Not only is it wrong to think calories from different foods are the same, but you shouldn’t always believe the numbers of calories printed on labels because they are often wrong. The calorie tables we use today are outdated. Dietitian Rick Miller says, “We’ve known for some time that the calculations for certain foods such as vegetables and high-fiber foods are inaccurate. The calorie figures you see on a food label aren’t always the amount you will ingest.”
Quality of calories is more important than quantity. If you count calories, you may become obsessed with calorie counting. You may buy low-fat this and fat-free that, but these foods lack much needed vitamins and nutritional value. Can you lose fat by eating low-fat and fat-free foods? Yes, but it’s far from eating healthy because you are not getting all the nutrients your body needs. Plus, these foods often replace the fat with sugar, which then gets stored as fat in your body. Your calories should mainly come from whole, natural foods that don’t have labels—the foods that are made by Mother Nature. And, you should avoid eating processed and packaged foods as much as possible, including those that are labeled as low-fat and fat-free. In many cases, these foods are worse for you than the full-fat products.
Calorie counting adds more work to your already busy life. It’s work to constantly tabulate calories for every meal, or record everything you eat in a food diary or journal. You probably don’t need to add more work to your already busy life, so forget calorie counting and focus your efforts elsewhere like exercising or cooking healthier meals for your family.
Counting calories encourages calorie-restriction, which slows metabolism and makes it difficult to lose weight. The biggest problem with using linear calorie equations for fat loss is thatthe fewer calories you consume, the fewer calories your body burns. When you start a calorie-restricted diet, you will probably find that you lose a pound or so in the first week but less in subsequent weeks. This phenomenon is believed to be a metabolic adaptation to prevent starvation and keep your body balanced. But a slower metabolism means slower weight loss, and counting calories encourages this.
Counting calories is not a way to guide your nutritional health. Counting calories should be used as just one tool for weight loss and should not be used as a long-term solution. It should be used as a learning tool to become more aware of how many calories are in junk foods and sodas, for instance, but it’s not a tool for guiding your nutritional health.
Calorie counting interferes with “intuitive eating.” Humans are, by design, intuitive eaters. This means that if you knew nothing about calories, carbs, fats, proteins, vitamins or minerals contained in foods, you would naturally eat the foods your body needs to stay healthy. Sometimes your body may crave carbs while other times it may crave fats, and there are reasons for this. Your body intuitively knows what it needs to stay healthy and balanced, and counting calories interferes with this intuitive ability to eat healthfully. (source x)

thehealthycook:

Calorie counting is common within the weight-loss community, but it doesn’t mean you should do it. Here are 10 reasons why counting calories doesn’t always work:

  1. Counting calories over-simplifies healthy eating. Eating a healthy diet is complicated and nutrition labels over-simplify it. We are led to believe that low calorie foods are good and high calorie foods are bad. But it is a lot more complicated than that. This way of thinking can lead to eating disorders, infertility, illness, and depression because it encourages the consumption of processed foods instead of nourishing foods
  2. Counting calories prevents a positive, healthy relationship with food. Always being calorie-conscious changes your focus from how you eat to how much you eat. This can prevent you from having a positive relationship with food. Instead of thinking of food as life-giving nourishment, counting calories can make you feel apprehensive toward food, or even make you think of food as being bad for you as if it is the enemy.
  3. Counting calories creates a stressful relationship with food that can interfere with digestion.Feeling stressed while eating is bad for you because it can interfere with digestion. The sympathetic nervous system triggers responses in the body that can shut down the digestive system so the body can deal with the stressful situation.
  4. Counting calories can also increase your feelings of depression. You may feel depressed when you feel you’ve eaten too many calories because you ate that burger and chocolate shake you feel you shouldn’t have. The constant pressure from tracking calories and feeling like you’ve let yourself down when you go over your daily caloric intake can increase feelings of depression.
  5. Counting calories is extremely inaccurate. Not only is it wrong to think calories from different foods are the same, but you shouldn’t always believe the numbers of calories printed on labels because they are often wrong. The calorie tables we use today are outdated. Dietitian Rick Miller says, “We’ve known for some time that the calculations for certain foods such as vegetables and high-fiber foods are inaccurate. The calorie figures you see on a food label aren’t always the amount you will ingest.”
  6. Quality of calories is more important than quantity. If you count calories, you may become obsessed with calorie counting. You may buy low-fat this and fat-free that, but these foods lack much needed vitamins and nutritional value. Can you lose fat by eating low-fat and fat-free foods? Yes, but it’s far from eating healthy because you are not getting all the nutrients your body needs. Plus, these foods often replace the fat with sugar, which then gets stored as fat in your body. Your calories should mainly come from whole, natural foods that don’t have labels—the foods that are made by Mother Nature. And, you should avoid eating processed and packaged foods as much as possible, including those that are labeled as low-fat and fat-free. In many cases, these foods are worse for you than the full-fat products.
  7. Calorie counting adds more work to your already busy life. It’s work to constantly tabulate calories for every meal, or record everything you eat in a food diary or journal. You probably don’t need to add more work to your already busy life, so forget calorie counting and focus your efforts elsewhere like exercising or cooking healthier meals for your family.
  8. Counting calories encourages calorie-restriction, which slows metabolism and makes it difficult to lose weight. The biggest problem with using linear calorie equations for fat loss is thatthe fewer calories you consume, the fewer calories your body burns. When you start a calorie-restricted diet, you will probably find that you lose a pound or so in the first week but less in subsequent weeks. This phenomenon is believed to be a metabolic adaptation to prevent starvation and keep your body balanced. But a slower metabolism means slower weight loss, and counting calories encourages this.
  9. Counting calories is not a way to guide your nutritional health. Counting calories should be used as just one tool for weight loss and should not be used as a long-term solution. It should be used as a learning tool to become more aware of how many calories are in junk foods and sodas, for instance, but it’s not a tool for guiding your nutritional health.
  10. Calorie counting interferes with “intuitive eating.” Humans are, by design, intuitive eaters. This means that if you knew nothing about calories, carbs, fats, proteins, vitamins or minerals contained in foods, you would naturally eat the foods your body needs to stay healthy. Sometimes your body may crave carbs while other times it may crave fats, and there are reasons for this. Your body intuitively knows what it needs to stay healthy and balanced, and counting calories interferes with this intuitive ability to eat healthfully. (source x)

(via happy-healthy-and-fit)

what the fitblr community has taught me.

  • love yourself no matter what.
  • never compare yourself to others.
  • you are in control of your own happiness.
  • and never rely on someone for that happiness.
  • never let your healthy lifestyle get in the way of living or hold you back from doing what you want/love - it's okay to go out for ice cream or pizza with friends once in a while.
  • being skinny is not everything.
  • being skinny won't make people like you.
  • being skinny won't make you entirely happy.
  • skinny does not always mean healthy.
  • never change yourself for ANYONE. someone out there is bound to accept every little aspect of your truly beautiful self.
  • some things DO taste better than skinny feels. trust me.
  • don't get down on yourself after eating something "bad." food is good. it keeps you alive.
  • "perfection" should not even be acceptable as a word. no one is perfect and people should stop striving so desperately to achieve it.
  • the most beautiful characteristic someone can have is self-love and acceptance. it's inspiring to others and creates strong and powerful relationships.
  • always look for the good in people.
  • never let your insecurities hold you back from doing something you want.
  • it's too easy to hate yourself in a world where the words "ugly" and "fat" are constantly thrown around. this is the body you were given and you shouldn't waste your life away by hating it.

cafai:

kayelljay94:

One in five. 
That’s how many anorexia sufferers die.
20%.
My friend just had someone in her family diagnosed with cancer. He has an 84% survival rate. 
I am more likely to survive cancer than I am to survive anorexia.
That is how deadly this disorder is. 
This is not a phase. This is not a diet.
This is life or death.

Thank you for this

(via fitforthesmokies)

loud-happy-and-lovin-it:

simplymeshell:

cheeseple4se:

jackmilo:

euphoric—trends:

everytime i reblog this i love it 100 times more


on my bucketlistttt

JUNE 30TH! :D

Awesome

loud-happy-and-lovin-it:

simplymeshell:

cheeseple4se:

jackmilo:

euphoric—trends:

everytime i reblog this i love it 100 times more

on my bucketlistttt

JUNE 30TH! :D

Awesome

(via tumblrgym)

“Hey fantastic blog! I was wondering, does the elliptical build muscle? I just started exercising and I put the resistance on 3 but I really feel it in my thighs, does that get some strength training in as well as cardio?”
-Anonymous

Oh yeah! Any repetitive movement with force will build some muscle. All cardio has a strength “component”, but nothing replaces actual strength training. If you want to really build muscle, don’t forget your actual strength training. By doing cardio all day long, you wont build a huge amount of muscle. You will lose fat and tone up a little at the same time with cardio. If you want a more intense workout and see results quicker, bump up that resistance! :)

06.03.132 NOTES Reblog
“whats the most healthiest between virgin (or normal) olive oil or rapeseed oil? :)”
-Anonymous

Just by looking at the label, they would appear identical. Same amount of calories, same amount of fat. The only difference is in the type of fat. They are both either monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats, so you’re getting your good fats either way. However, olive oil has 10g of monounsaturated fat and 2g of polyunsaturated fat and grapeseed oil (GSO) has the opposite (2g of monounsaturated fat and 10g of polyunsaturated fat.) So they’re both good for you, but I’m in a getting-into-the-nitty-gritty type mood ;)

Because it’s higher in polyunsaturated fats, GSO is high in Omega-6 and Omega-9. However, you already get a lot of Omega-6 in your average diet. Try to get more Omega-3 in your diet and less Omega-6. Omega-3 is an anti-inflammatory while Omega-6 increases inflammation. You can cut down your intake of 6 if you decrease your consumption of processed foods and fast foods and increase your intake of 3 with fish, walnuts and flaxseeds. The average human needs to focus on getting more omega-3 in their diet anyway.

Now the difference between olive oil (OO), virgin olive oil (VOO) and extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is the press. EVOO is from the first press of the olive while VOO is pressed more. The more virgin, the more higher quality and natural flavor and the lower the acidity. VOO and EVOO are taken directly from pressed olives under thermal conditions to preserve taste, this means they are less processed than regular OO. Pure/regular OO is refined and processed and the name can be deceiving because it is often mixed with other oils while VOO and EVOO are not mixed with other oils. Also if you see “light OO”, I wouldn’t bother. It doesn’t mean lower fat or anything, it simply means the oil is made from refined olive oil. Bottles labeled “100 percent pure olive oil” are often the lowest quality.

When used to cook with however, grapeseed oil has a higher flashpoint. Meaning that you can cook with it at high temperatures. If you try to cook with olive oil at high temperatures the nutritional value deteriorates.

Sooooooo in short, both are good for you when it comes to good fats. GSO is better to cook with. When it comes to the Omegas, the olive oils are better for you than grapeseed oil. But for general health, theyre both good for you. :)

UPDATE

As noted by someone in the comments, I read the question wrong. -_-

Canola oil (rapeseed oil) is manufactured completely differently and the process involves toxic chemicals. Also OO has more nutrients than Canola. Canola IS higher in Omega-3, which as stated above are what people need in their diets. Still, when processed, Canola oil is deoderized and bleached which refines the oil even further. The only time you would choose canola over olive is for cooking, but as I stated earlier, GSO is better for cooking. So in terms of which is better for you, canola isn’t great for you, grapeseed oil is better and olive oil is best :)

06.03.134 NOTES Reblog

diariesofafitgirl:

What is Crossfit Explanation with Jason Khalipa

Always been curious as to what EXACTLY crossfit is. Judging by this explanation, I may wanna get in on this!

(via crippledlifter)

“Is oatmeal (the original flavor) instant oats healthy to get? because i hear that the instant oats are bad because it has artifical sweatners but my oats are the original/plain oats? Thanks :)”
-Anonymous

 A lot of things have artificial sweeteners in them these days. Just read your labels hun. HERE is a list of 50 other names for sugar. If you come across anything you don’t know, google it. If you come across anything you can’t pronounce, toss it.

06.02.136 NOTES Reblog

mypatronusisyou:

loki-cat:

ok in the first gif robert’s just like

unleash all hell, scarlett

unleash all hell

ROBERT COULDNT WAIT FOR HER TO ANSWER

(via healthyascunt)

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