There is something that has been getting on my nerves lately, and it needs to stop.
It’s called Food Shaming.
I regularly eat a pretty healthy diet. I actually like fruits and veggies. And I love the fact that I can eat A TON of them without much worry of excess calories.
When someone rolls their eyes and says, “Oh I’m sure those cucumbers taste great, Sarah. . .” I feel really bad. I feel small, guilty, and ashamed. I almost want to eat junk food just to make the other person leave me alone.
I should not have to feel this way!!
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Today I write you from 39,000 feet in the air on my way to the United States from Italy.
For the past 10 days I have been traveling throughout that beautiful country. Long story short: my mother turns 60 this year and she wanted to go to Italy to celebrate. Luckily enough, the timing worked out for about 10 family members!
As I was preparing for the trip, I had many people tell me how I would gain a lot of weight, and it would be impossible to maintain a healthy diet, not to mention vegan or vegetarian.
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Let me begin by defining who this blog is for.
This blog is for Tim.
Tim is employed at a non physical job where he is seated the majority of his time. He hasn’t worked out since college when he would go to the gym with some buddies, ride the bike for 10 minutes, do a few sets of bench press, add in some sit ups, and go home to drink beer and watch football. Since then (and it’s been at least a few years), he has become almost completely inactive.
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At the beginning of this month I turned 26 years old.
I realize that I am young, and I have a long way to go in terms of knowledge and experiences. But each year I grow I little more, I learn a little more. And reflection helps to sink in whatever life skills I have acquired. That is what I intend to do now.
Below are the 3 most important things I learned in year #25.
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I used to be against calorie counting. I thought it promoted anxiety, OCD-type behavior, and a low self esteem. I still believe that these things are possible, but I found that counting my calories actually gave me the freedom to eat more and stress out less. This all happened once I gained an understanding of calorie density.
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When you are a doctor and you go out with friends or family, everyone wants you to take a look at the mole on their back, or ask why their knees hurt in the morning.
When you are a health coach or personal trainer and you go out with friends or family, everyone wants to ask you the best exercise to “tone” their arms, what they should eat for breakfast, and how often they should workout.
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You just had an incredible weekend! You spent time with family and friends, drank beer, ate chips and guac, and let go both mentally and physically! Ahhhh it was so nice. . .
But you wake up Monday morning feeling sluggish, bloated, regretting that second fishbowl margarita, and dreading the week ahead.
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“Can’t I eat my cinnamon rolls, workout a bit extra, and still lose weight?” My mom once asked me.
Potentially. But it most likely won’t leave you looking or feeling good.
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