he looks so pleased with himself and that makes me happy
Always reblog Elle Woods in her “fuck men I’m gonna get a law degree” phase
this movie is everything
Some bodies are built for “thigh gaps.” Most aren’t. And it has nothing to do with weight. All about bone structure, baby. Love yourself as you are.
This all depends on who you are. Everyone’s different. Personally, restricting food groups is GREAT for me. I’ve restricted meat for 6.5 years now and dairy/grains/sugar for a month now and I feel amaze-balls. Now, I do believe that everyone should restrict or severely limit food groups which make you less healthy- like pastries, sugar foods, refined/highly processed carbs. Now, I’m not saying that you can’t have a cheat meal every so often, that saves a lot of people mentally. But every so often, really should mean every so often.
However, when a lot of people restrict food groups, they tend to simply restrict and not add better ones. This means calorie restriction as well, which brings the symptoms from my previous question. No (not enough) calories = no energy = body eating muscle = gaining fat. Now, I don’t know your life, your habits, your diet, your body, what you’re restricting, or how your body is reacting, or how long you’ve been doing it, but restricting foods while simultaneously restricting calories is a very common problem in weight loss attempts. Not getting enough calories backfires on a lot of people. Or if you’re getting enough calories and you haven’t been doing it very long, that could be another problem. You need to give it time to work it’s magic.
So moderation is a great choice for a lot of people, group restriction is a great choice for a lot of people. You really have to experiment and find out what works for you and your body. Everybody’s body is different. What works for me may not work for you, so if group restriction backfires on your for any way, don’t worry about it. Do what works for you :)
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A typical cleanse is where you drink juice all day (or another concoction or some type of drink made by a certain company) and don’t eat all day! I do not believe in cleanses. Those are actually very detrimental to your health. Your body eliminates itself of “toxins” everyday, you don’t need to do anything. Not eating for 3-7 days will NOT help. It will slow your metabolism and cause your body to practically self destruct - basically eat itself. It will use your muscles for it’s energy since you’re not giving it any (calories = energy) and will continue to store as much fat as it can since you’re not giving it anything to feed off of. in essence, you will be losing muscle and gaining fat.
Now, you can help your body run more efficiently by eating the right foods. It’s not about calories in calories out. The type of foods you eat makes a HUGE difference. The largest part to help your body get back on track is to limit sugars, hidden sugars and processed grains. Eat many fruits, veggies, healthy fats (olive oils, avocados, seeds, nuts, etc) and proteins.
As for struggling to work out, eating correctly will help you with your energy, but sticking with it also helps a lot too. I would also recommend yoga at least once a week to help with the stress, which will in turn help with the energy and your other workouts. It does wonders! :)
I am starting to believe this! Halfway through my first month and I’ve seen so much improvement!
"Stay healthy, stay fit."
Things to eat:
Things to take out:
- grains including rice, quinoa, breads, pastas, and corn.
- sugar and added sugar (but you can still eat fruits) HERE is a list of hidden sugars often overlooked in a lot of labels. *Hardest one to take out as your body goes through withdrawals from sugar and what the Whole30 book, It Starts With Food, labels “overcarbsumption”.
- and most dairies (clarified butter and ghee are still allowed.)
- legumes including beans and peanuts (however some of these are allowed on the vegetarian/vegan option if prepared correctly)
- no making comfort meals out of “approved” foods
- No weighing yourself (this is the only one I haven’t been able to comply with, but if that’s my worst part, I feel that I’m still doing pretty well!)
As for exercise, the first two weeks are the hardest for everybody. Expect your workouts and energy to suffer. You will be taking a lot of naps around day 6,7 or 8. Your body is healing and taking a lot of energy to do so and therefore you are going to be tired and your body focuses on healing you. After that, your workouts will improve greatly. For example, I have always had a hard time with high intensity workouts or anything that involves getting on the ground and standing back up as I have very low blood pressure and used to be anemic. I would get dizzy even to the point where my vision would go black. (I started focusing on eating more veggies with iron even before the Whole30 and my symptoms quickly went away). However now that I am halfway through this Whole30, my workouts have improved dramatically - even comparing to before I started!
If you are considering starting the Whole30, I would suggest getting their book, It Starts With Food, and signing up for the daily encouragement e-mails. It saved my butt many times. The book helps you understand why you’re being asked to take out these foods that many have as a staple in the diet. The daily encouragements help you day to day with how you are feeling and lead you to the forums where you can talk to people going through it with you and may or may not be feeling the same way you are to help you through your tough spots. I will not lie, it has been difficult - and it can be more difficult for us vegetarians/vegans - but very possible, very safe and very rewarding! :)
If you decide to go through with it, good luck and feel free to ask me any questions you’d like! <3