We all need to stop being so hard on ourselves.
Everyone is so busy worrying about their own insecurities, that yours probably hasn't even crossed their mind.
There are so many fitness options, diets, and bloggers out there these days that it is impossible to know where to start. And every one of them has conflicting rules and ideals about what to put in your body, and how often you should move it.
I'm at a loss here, are potatoes hot or not in the clean eating world these days? If they are then that means I'm headed in the right direction with my staple diet of fries, right?
Eat butter, it's trending. In fact, chuck it in your morning coffee because apparently it's key for a fast metabolism (that would be a no from me). Consume carbs but not after 2pm, do your squats, eat your vegetables blah blah blah.
NOT INTO IT.
If I've ever dabbled in a diet trend or fitness movement, it never lasts long. I'm not sure if that's due to my lack of perseverance or not, but I can admit that the kind of flexible lifestyle I seek just simply doesn't allow for a strict plan.
If you're anything like me, you're basically setting yourself up to fail if you start imposing all these rules on yourself. And when you don't stick to them you feel guilty, and as a result you can actually end up falling off track completely.
Obviously there are proven facts about nutrition, but everyone is different. Lifestyles change and things come up. Am I going to say no to an after work drink because I've reached my "calorie limit" for the day? No.
I'm not a complete naive fool. I know eating biscuits, chips, lollies, and cake everyday isn't going to end well. But I do think it's silly when I see people eating bags of cold vegetables for lunch - like, are you going to eat like that for rest of your life? realistically no. Eat a sammie hun you're going be starving in half an hour.
I know I'm for sure not the first person to discover this mind blowingly basic theory, but I'm a firm believer in moderation.
If you feel like ice cream, go get some ice cream, just don't eat a whole litre of ice cream. Or maybe just don't eat a whole litre of ice cream everyday...ya feel? You can thank me later for this award winning advice.
Again, this all depends on your priorities. If you're a body builder, professional athlete, or actually trying to drop a few, then being this casual about food is not da 1.
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for exercise and eating a well balanced diet in general. If I don't get off my behind and do something I start getting cranky AF. I'm just saying you probably wouldn't catch me shifting tin at cross-fit six times a week or eating kale chips as a snack.
Keep it simple, peeps.
P.S. lets stop being so mean to bread.
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