The One Negative Thing About Losing Weight

 

When trying to lose weight, there can be many different things that may get in your way.  Especially once you start seeing the results from losing a large amount of weight.  Many of us would automatically assume that I’m speaking of life events, jobs etc.  Honestly it’s not that at all.  Most of the time your biggest obstacles are going to come the individuals who are around you.

Losing weight and dealing with haters:

In my opinion it’s sad you may get negative reaction for doing something positive.  Let’s be honest, this is the norm.

 

Truth be told jealousy is a normal thing, and can be used as a motivating factor.  Honestly, have you ever been in a situation where you were jealous of someone’s achievements?  Have those achievements ever made you feel inadequate in any way what so ever?    Have you ever just felt bad when comparing your life and or your body to someone else’s?

 

The most important thing is how do you respond. Do you just sit back and become bitter.  Or do you use other’s success as fuel or motivation to spark your own.  Many people have the ability to just let it role off of them. While others gain a hatred or distain for those who are able to achieve the goals that they are also chasing. It is easy to see someone become a success, even a close friend, and rather than feel happy for the person you feel a negative emotion. You take their success vs. what you see as your failure personally in the moment.  The question is whether you take that and use it as fuel or are you going to stay the same.

 

For the people that are having success in your weight loss journey.  I suggest that you take the criticism and hate as a compliment.  Pay more attention to the  positive energy that will be coming.  Understand that there will be many people that you motivate when you get your results.  So many people will be happy for you.  Your journey or story can inspire many others to start their own fitness journey.  It is important to be strong and don’t waver in your decision. You may lose people you thought of as friends but for every negative person that leaves your life, their will many more positive ones that may enter.

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Diet that makes you smart?

What is a mind diet? This name automatically makes me think of a diet that helps with your memory.  Even though this is true, even more importantly the mind diet helps lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The mind diet actually is a combination of the Mediterranean and DASH diet.  Which have been found to have many different health benefits

MIND actually stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. A nutritional  epidemiologist by the name of Martha Clare Morris It was developed this diet at Rush University Medical Center.  Her main goal was to lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by eating a diet filled with brain healthy foods.

This diet puts emphasis eating natural, while limiting red meat and unhealthy fats. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) focuses on lowering the risk of hypertension. This diet focuses on lowering the sodium intake and which assist in lowering blood pressure.

The MIND diet recommends eating 10 foods daily and avoiding five types of foods. The healthy-food group contains:

  1. Vegetables
  2. Green leafy vegetables in particular
  3. Berries, especially blueberries
  4. Nuts
  5. Beans
  6. Wine
  7. Whole grains
  8. Fish
  9. Poultry
  10. Olive oil

Unhealthy foods are:

  1. Fried or fast food
  2. Red meats
  3. Cheeses
  4. Butter and stick margarine
  5. Pastries and sweets

Rules:

  • Get at least three servings of whole grains per day
  • Eat a salad each day
  • Eat one other vegetable every day
  • Drink a glass of wine each day
  • Snack almost every day on nuts
  • Eat beans every other day
  • Consume poultry and berries at least twice a week
  • Consume fish at least once a week
  • Unhealthy foods are allowed, but less than one serving per week, with the exception of butter
  • Less than 1 tablespoon a day of butter is allowed per day

The longer a person follows the MIND diet, there’s less of a chance of developing Alzheimer’s. Different studies have been conducted and shown that the MIND diet can have a positive impact on your brain.  Not just your brain but your overall health.  Studies have also shown than individuals lost weight while also lowering their cholesterol.  Blood pressure was also lowered to a normal range.  This diet is considered healthy in general, but with anything pertaining to health you must consult your primary physician first.

For the most part these are healthy eating patterns that are high in produce, low in saturated fat and good for good for overall human health.

Consult with a doctor before starting any new diet plan.

For the beginner guide check

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/mind-diet

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/mind-diet

Is Fit Shaming a Real Thing?

In society, when a person chooses to attempt something that separates him or herself from the average person, it seems the automatic reaction is to frown upon it. I’ll take that back, people will shame you just for doing basic things. So obviously if this is the case when it comes to in shape or even worse being a bodybuilder. With the obesity rate being so high in America, you can see why most people would frown upon someone who focuses on taking care of their body. Oh, it’s not just us. If you’re in the process of getting into shape or even thinking about getting into shape you’ll feel the raft also.

What is fit shaming? It get’s terrible whenever I’m getting prepared for a bodybuilding competition. I’ve been told that I’m too skinny, too muscular, too lean and worst of all TOO HEALTHY(sounds crazy but true). I never thought that I would ever hearing something so stupid. Then you have the statements which insult you mental health, such as you’re obsessed and sick. It’s quite entertaining actually. Trust me it’s true. I’ve witnessed it on social media and with others in person. It’s always been frowned upon when putting down fat, I mean morbidly obese people(let’s keep it pc). So with saying

The only difference with us is that the shaming doesn’t work. It’s adding oxygen to a fire. Why you may ask? Because we love this shit! There’s no better feeling than challenging yourself. Out doing each and every workout. Competing against the most important person. That would be yourself. In our minds, pain equals pleasure. Knowing that the next man doesn’t have the heart to do what I do motivates me. When ever someone is bothered by someone being fit, it’s just jealousy. The crazy thing is that everyone has the opportunity to get into shape, and feel amazing. They just didn’t take advantage of it. So who’s fault is that? If it’s not for medical reasons, your own fault. One thing that they don’t realize is that we embrace that negativity because you are basically letting us know that our efforts are paying off. So the next time you hear something about you are too muscular, too lean and addicted to working. Let’s just take it as a compliment. Be proud of yourself, and go harder!

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