You know, posts like these make me feel better about the shit week I’ve been having. You know why? Because I’m not so superficial to only care about my weight. My goals aren’t even to get thinner anymore. My goal is to be happy—a mental journal, one that many people don’t overcome in their entire lifetime. Being 100lbs and unhappy is just as disappointing as being unhappy at 250lbs. And I would CHOOSE to be happy at 250lbs over being unhappy at 100lbs in a heart beat.
What’s more unfortunate is people like you are extremely unhappy on the inside. How can you be happy when you’re so consumed with the public image and media pushing you to solely concentrate on your outer image. They push you to believe that an appealing outer image is your key to happiness. Trust me darling, it’s not. Do you know how I know you’re not happy or satisfied? You’re on tumblr messaging some random stranger who has had success with weight loss, on anonymous mode, trying to justify yourself and your “meal plan”. LOL. How silly.
Copy & Pasted from an article “Top 10 Useless Professions”
Registered dietitians go to school and learn complex food chemistry as part of a rigorous four-year degree program. Anyone with regular bowel movements who ingests organic oatmeal can call themselves a ‘nutritionist’. Qualifications: An ability to find out which cantaloupe is ripe simply by tapping on it.
That’s basically how I feel about nutritionists. A nutritionist is the equivalent to a tumblr user who spent a year reading a text book and writing a 5 page research paper about food/nutrition. The only difference is that they got accredited for it and you didn’t. Woopdeefuckingdoo. Stop wasting your money—hire a dietitian if you have serious weight problems that you can’t seem to figure out how to manage yourself.
You know what actually doesn’t help anyone? When an anon can’t read, and attempts to target someone who doesn’t give a shit about other people’s opinions. Perhaps the 20min you spent writing your message could have gone to better use… like a walk in the sun or some yoga. Maybe that’s why you’re still fat because you spend your days going around tumblr sending people unnecessary messages? Nailed it.
I never said, “never snack when you’re trying to lose weight”. You can stop bullshitting. I snack when I feel like it. And most of the time I don’t need to snack because I’m full as fuck from the delicious paleo food I eat. Your metabolism doesn’t need snacks in 3-hour intervals to “keep itself going” or to “boost”. Those are myths created by the diet industry and media. Regularly snacking creates a habitual snacking habit. The reason you feel like shit when you don’t eat every 2 hours is because you’re so dependent on sugar and carbs that you crash after each snack/meal. So even when you’re not hungry, you’re likely to snack during the same time period each day. Your body does not need the excess food that snacking establishes. Eat when you’re hungry, not when your body is craving something due to a habit you’ve setup. Not snacking keeps my blood sugar stable and eliminates mid-day and late night cravings for me. This doesn’t translate to ZOMG NEVER SNACK EVER EVER EVER like you seem to think.
“How about you actually learn to read and get your shit together before you start typing?”
ggwp better luck next time though. :)
LOL I never get bored of this argument, it’s my favourite. Eating at night makes you fat is a myth that has been debunked by controlled clinical studies. And the idea is just stupid because it doesn’t make sense. You gain weight from overeating crap. If you eat crap at night, you’ll gain weight at night. Not because you ate at night, but because you ate crap. If you eat crap during the day, you’ll also gain weight. Truth is, people tend to eat tons of crap at night than they do during the day.
LOL @ the metabolism argument. Yeah… your metabolism slows down. So what? That means nothing. Your metabolism is the total energy (calories) burned in a 24-hr period. Your metabolism is NOT the amount of FAT your body burns. On average people’s metabolisms slow down about 10-15% probably peaking around 35%-40% at a certain POINT (not the entire duration of the night). A 15% drop in metabolic rate is NOT significant.
Similarly, you can’t lose more weight by sleeping LESS (preventing your metabolism from slowing down at night to sleeping levels).
So, with that said. Here are links to my previous answers to questions like yours. Read up, dear. Stop being ignorant.
I know there’s more I’ve written on about this topic in my archives (especially answers to asks). I just don’t have the time to spend 2 hours going through all 600 something pages of my blog. But this information should suffice.
3500 calories is how much energy is IN one pound of body fat—yes. But it takes so much more than 3500 calories to actually gain a pound of body fat. A lot of it goes towards maintaining lean tissue.
This is why I stopped believing in the calories in calories out model for weight loss. It’s not a direct exchange system.
First, you don’t absorb all the calories that you consume. Second, the energy you consume gets used in order to aide in the digestion process and other processes. So you end up storing soooo much less energy than you consume. A lot of the energy you consume goes to repairing your body.. muscle tissue.. etc.
So don’t worry about the 3500 calorie rule! It’s meaningless.
Any weight gain/loss is just fluctuations depending on water retention, food mass, and waste mass. You gained food mass from eating a bulk of food more than usual, you gained weight from extra waste in your body that hasn’t been eliminated, you gained water weight because water is a huge byproduct of digestion and chemical reactions that happen in your body, you retained water weight because for every gram of carbs you eat you gain x amount of water, the waste you have requires water to pass through, etc. If you worked out (by walking 6 miles), there is some muscle damage so water/fluids rush to the damaged muscle tissue in order to repair it.
The only real weight loss/weight gain happens extremely gradually and can’t be measured on a day-to-day basis. But rather as an OVERALL TREND LINE. Remember that and don’t be so stressed out about scale fluctuations. :) And I hope you enjoyed every second of that weekend!
It depends how much school work you have. You don’t need to workout 6x a week for 1-2 hours each day. That’s a bit overwhelming and can be stressful when you feel like you ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO workout. Ya know?
I suggest picking workout days on days when you don’t have as much schoolwork to do. Weekends are great for this. On a Saturday just spend 1-2 hours outside walking around or riding your bike. If you have a track, jog on it. If you live in the city, explore the shoppes. You’ll enjoy it more than being couped up indoors or inside a gym.
You can do pilates/yoga inside your home during the week. Go to bed an hour earlier, wake up an hour earlier so you have the house to yourself and just do a quick workout in the morning before school. It will wake you up and relax you so you’re not as stressed out.
Stick to 2-3 days of working out and focus on a clean diet. If you can get to a gym, even better.
Hell, you’re in high school. Stay after school and use their weight room. Schools typically provide busses to take you home afterward.
Honestly, you can turn any space into a good workout. Your bedroom, your backyard. You just need initiative. There’s no such things as a “good” or “bad” workout as long as you push yourself to improve each time. Go longer, faster, harder per rep.
Get a jump rope. Jump anywhere.
Get a bike. Bike anywhere.
Get roller blades/skates. Skate anywhere.
Yoga, in your room. In the garage. In the living room. On the kitchen counter… loljk. Or maybe ;) Outside.. etc.
Jogging/running/squats/lunges/hopping/sprinting/walking/running up and down stadium steps
The options are endless. Just workout when you have time. Doing something closer to home will increase the chances of you working out than driving to a gym. Hope this helps. :)