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Well now, that all depends on what your goal is. Everyone’s got a different goal. If you want to lose weight, eat less than you burned.(#cal burned includes your BMR and gym time, see FAQ) If you want to gain weight/muscle, eat more than you burn. Both involve strength training and cardio in different ways (see my FAQ for types of strength training as it pertains to specific goals)
As for specific foods: a general rule of thumb is eat real foods. Fruits. Veggies. Eggs. Meats if that’s your thing. Etc. Nothing too processed or manufactured. The specific types of foods don’t change too much with what your goal is other than the fact that if you’re active you should be eating slightly more proteins than if you were inactive. When picking out a food think to yourself, will this make me less healthy or more healthy? And you generally know the answer. Chocolate cake? Less. Apples? More. Cookies? Less. Avocados? More. Etc.
Good luck love!!
Suicides go up when a famous person dies after losing their battle with mental illness. If you’re thinking of suicide, call 800-283-8255. (x)
Just wanted to add these links for hotlines in countries other than the US, too (taken from this post):
online chat-based services:
IMAlive is an online crisis center which is part of the the Hopeline Network, the first online crisis service with 100% of its professionally supervised volunteers trained in crisis intervention. Our goal is to use the Internet to provide crisis intervention to people in crisis online and empower them to take the necessary next steps to address their situation.
7 Cups of Tea is an on-demand emotional health and well-being service. Our bridging technology anonymously & securely connects real people to real listeners and online counselors in one-on-one chat sessions or phone calls. You also have the option of talking with therapists for counseling online or online therapy. Anyone who wants to talk about whatever is on their mind can quickly reach out to a trained, compassionate active listener through our network. We have hundreds of listeners who come from all walks of life and have diverse experiences. Whatever obstacles life may throw your way - whether it’s depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, or any others, 7 Cups of Tea has someone for you to talk to.
Lifeline Crisis Chat is a service of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in partnership with CONTACT USA. It is the first service of its kind where crisis centers across the United States have joined together to form one national chat network that can provide online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services. The chat specialists are here to listen and support you through whatever difficult times you may be facing.
Lifeline Crisis Chat is available in the United States and its territories. If you are visiting from outside the US, please check out Unsuicide for a list of online options for help around the world. You are also welcome to visit our library,screening tools, and resources, no matter where you live.
***NOTE: IMAlive has some controversy surrounding it in particular due to its relationship with To Write Love on Her Arms (a group with ties to gay conversion therapy). See this article for more details.
this is what dreams are made of
Sweet dreams are made of cheese
Who am I to disagree
Who am I to dis a Brie?
"When did loving yourself
become so rare, that it’s
revolutionary to do so? "
aaaand now I’m crying.
This one. This is the one that did me in.
“I like clothes now. I have more energy. I sleep better. My sex drive is up. Blood’s flowing. I’m less susceptible to impulse. I’m in a different mode. When I was way out of shape, the idea of using whitening strips on my teeth seemed terrible. I have to do that every day? I’ll never do it. What you want is instant results when you’re out of shape. You want your teeth whitened in 45 minutes with the use of lasers. But when you’re in shape, you know it’s the result of doing a little bit every day. Moments aren’t just moments. A moment might be a week or a month. So instead of Boy, I’d love to eat this hamburger right now, I’m considering a little further into the future. I’m thinking, I eat that hamburger and that’s 1,200 calories, and I’m gonna work out tomorrow and lose 800 calories. I may as well eat a salad here, still do that workout, and then I’m actually making progress.” — Chris Pratt
This just motivated the fuck out of me.
Week 1/4: 6.5lbs down!
Great options for vegetarians and vegans! :)
These are a few workouts I do every now and again… I really like them :)