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It seems you can’t turn your head these days without being bombarded with things like protein shakes, weight loss supplements, magic pills, and other things that celebrities and influencers swear will make you look just like them. However, all of that could be about to change. Actress and social activist Jameela Jamil recently created a petition to ban celebrities from selling these things to the public (we’re looking at you Khloe Kardashian, and that powdery looking protein shake that you definitely did not drink).
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to look your best, but that doesn’t necessarily mean reducing that scale number. It’s totally possible to feel your absolute healthiest and look great without dropping a single pound according to the scale. Bodies can change shape and stay the same weight. We all need to stop focusing on weight – it’s consuming women everywhere, and it’s just not healthy!
Let’s take a look at a few surprising things you should know about weight loss below.
You Do Not Need To Starve Yourself To Look Better
First off: you do not need to nibble on lettuce all day, eat foods you hate, or basically starve yourself if you want to change the shape of your body and look better. In order to properly change the shape of your body, you should be doing two main things. The most important thing is nourishing your body and supporting your lifestyle by eating foods that give you energy all day long. This means plenty of vegetables, and usually lots of protein based foods. Healthy fats are fantastic for energy, so get in plenty of avocados, nuts, and other fats when planning your meals. If you don’t know where to start, something like KetoLogic’s personalized coaching package can help you. What’s important is that you are giving your body enough energy, and that how you are eating is actually healthy, enjoyable, and sustainable.
The next thing you need to do is exercise. Again, exercising in a way you enjoy, and being consistent is key. You don’t have to kill yourself working out every day, either. Working out three times a week can make a huge difference. Resistance training is awesome if you want to change your body shape, but don’t underestimate workouts like yoga. Being relaxed and stress-free is just as important for health, happiness, and dropping fat (note: it’s fat that people want to get rid of, not scale weight!).
A Healthy Mindset Is One Of The Most Important Things You Can Have
Changing your mindset before trying to change anything else will work wonders for you. You can’t attempt to hate your body into better shape, nor can you look at this as some kind of quick fix. You need to love your body and be grateful for everything it does for you, no matter what size or shape it is. Exercising is a celebration of what our bodies can do, so enjoy it and appreciate it!
Your Ideal Body Is Not Going To Happen With The Help Of ‘Skinny Tea’ or ‘Skinny Shakes’
Skinny tea, skinny shakes, and anything with the word ‘skinny’ or anything similar in the title, need to get in the bin. These things are detrimental to your health and mindset (not to mention your bank balance), and do zero good in the long run.
You are so much more than your weight, shape, or size. Being happy and healthy should be the ultimate goal. Remember that!
What tips do you have about weight loss? I’d love to hear them in the comments below!