this is my 'trying to eat healthier' food

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little ways to help you feel happier :

1. eat healthier foods and try to drink lots of water. i’m trying to eat enough to keep my body going all through the day. it’s okay if you feel uncomfortable eating a large amount or unhealthy foods, just break it into smaller portions of nutritional things that give you energy and help your recovery.

2. keep your room as light and tidy as possible. in the winter it can get really gloomy and oppressive so it’s important to let light in and not stay in the darkness. i try and make sure my room is really tidy because honestly it helps my anxiety a lot and makes me feel more in control.

3. if you feel uncomfortable doing something, or if it is making you feel bad, don’t do it !!!! it could be as simple as sleeping with your door open or as complex as talking to someone you love, if it isn’t helping you, just don’t do it. it’s not worth it, and chances are if it’s a big thing and it affects other people they will understand and give you space.

4. try and get up and shower and get ready for the day every day !! it’s okay to have days where you feel so down you don’t want to do anything but on most days try and make sure you aren’t letting your depression keep you tied down.

5. talk to your friends and spend time with them !! honestly they care about you lots and lots and you may find venting to them or telling them some of your problems helps you out a lot. it can be really good to let your friends know a basic outline of what you’re struggling with at the moment, and things they can do to help make it easier. meet with them, invite them round, just spend time with them because they love you and you don’t realise how lucky you are to have them.

6. learn to love yourself. it’s really difficult to do and i still struggle with body image, but try to see the beauty in your body and accept your flaws. buy yourself nice underwear and body glitter and things because you’re beautiful and the sooner you realise that the better things will be.

7. put your feelings out there. don’t keep your bad thoughts in your head whatever you do because they cause more trouble than they’re worth. i like to write and also paint, but other people have different ways of putting out their feelings and i know some things don’t work for everyone.

8. just try and feel hopeful that you will be okay. it’s really tough and some days you feel like you’re back on square one but honestly it will all be worth the pain once you feel happier and more in control of things. you will only start to feel happier if you believe you can, and if you constantly think you are never going to be okay, you probably won’t. i’m not saying you can just do it, but your attitude and mood towards recovery affects it a lot.

9. it’s 100% okay to ask for help. whoever and whatever makes you feel a bit better is completely okay and counselling or medication are options that can save lives. it can be hard to get help and i get that, but it’s so worth it. seeing someone even once a month can help you feel less alone and speaking to someone who has good strategies and ways to help you can really make a difference.

10. your feelings are 100% valid. never think you “aren’t sick enough” for something, and if you feel like you can’t face something because of mental health, don’t push too hard. at the same time, don’t act like you’re okay if you’re not. it won’t help you, you can’t trick yourself into thinking you’re okay if you aren’t. accept how you’re feeling and think about how you can change that. remember every time you feel a little bit better it matters! it means something !


getting better is something that takes a long time and it is one of the hardest things you will have to do. some days you will feel like you’ll be stuck like this forever, and other days you will feel like you’re completely okay. it’s important to remember that even when you’re better, there will still be tough days, there will still be triggers, there will still be things you have to face, but that doesn’t make you weak or your happiness any less valid. everyone has bad days and good days, and i promise you one day there will be so many happy days ✨✨ xx

100 Days of Clean Eating

So starting on January 2nd, I’m thinking of cutting out rubbish food for 100 days… My goal is to eventually not crave junk food by the end of the 100 days and also be back on track to a healthy lifestyle. I’ll make exceptions where healthy eating isn’t possible or for special occasions but will try to keep rubbish to a minimum and choose the healthiest options where possible.

If you’d like to join me on the way, that would be great and I’ll update every day to talk about what I’ve done food-wise and any exercise etc. I’ll be interested to see what you guys are doing to move towards a healthier you ☺

My new years resolutions

In 2017 I want to:
• drink more water
• breakfast every day
• learn a new language -> portuguese
• meet my internetfriend @theantxnia
• appreciate the little things
• be nicer to my parents
• don’t say yes when I want to say no
• make new friends
• study more for school
• improve my cooking skills
• be more direct and say how I feel
• spend less money for food
• eat healthier
• spend more time with my family
• clean my room more often
• be more organized
• get up earlier
• first think about the things I say
• take more fotos
• take care of my skin
• improve my handwritting
• try new things
• say yes more often
• improve my makeup skills

Gabourey Sidibe reveals weight-loss surgery: I ‘cut my stomach in half’

In Gabourey Sidibe’s new memoir, This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare, the actress reveals a weighty secret.

The 33-year-old Empire star went under the knife to lose weight in May 2016, undergoing laparoscopic bariatric surgery after she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, People reveals in an excerpt of Sidibe’s new book.

“My surgeon said they’d cut my stomach in half,“ she wrote. "This would limit my hunger and capacity to eat. My brain chemistry would change and I’d want to eat healthier. I’ll take it! My lifelong relationship with food had to change.”

(Photo: Steve Granitz, WireImage)

Miso Teriyaki Salmon

I was honestly inspired to make this dish after eating at the Cheesecake Factory.  It’s my new favorite thing on the menu, but I don’t have a cheesecake factory where I live so I wanted to try making it myself.  The version I made tastes great but closer to traditional teriyaki so I dubbed it “Miso Teriyaki Salmon”.  Let’s be real here, it probably healthier too… 

This is a perfect food to bring for lunch because its great hot or cold.  As shown above, it fits well in a bento box and goes well with rice!  It’s easy to make ahead, then pack it up in the morning!  Garnish with sesame seeds and you have a fine looking lunch!!  

(Tip: Be sure to chill the food before packing, also keep the food cold as possible until you plan to eat to prevent spoilage.  Reheat in a microwave at lunch time or eat cold.  It’s good both ways!)

For the Salmon

  • 4-6oz fillet salmon 
  • ¼ Cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 ½ tbsp white miso
  • ½ tbsp red miso
  • 2 tbsp sake
  • 2 tbsp water

For the rice

  • ½ cup white jasmine rice
  • 1 cup water

Simply combine the rice and water in a pot and bring to a boil, stir, then cover with a tight lid and reduce the temperature to a simmer.  Simmer for 20 minutes then remove the lid and fluff with a fork.  Serve!!   

Keep reading

Trying to be healthier.

Mango coconut spinach pineapple smoothie.

Check up on Tuesday.

Weigh in Wednesday starts after that.

Starting Jillian Michael’s workout dvds.

And 30 Day Fitness Challenge App. (Thanks @goodlifewithgoodlife ).

I can totally see how easy it is to turn to unhealthy foods with a new little one. Super tired most of the time and Cassidy only gives small windows of time for me to prepare food… I do a lot of pantry eating while side eyeing my daughter as she fake naps.

Especially at the end of the day, Cassidy enters the witching hours around 5 pm… if my mom wasn’t here to help, I would have take out every day.

It’s crazy how efficient you become when you don’t know how long a nap is going to last. I try to clean up a little, or have a bath, or prep supper foods, and now I’m going to add a workout in there.

I guess all I want to say is high five to all the fitblr moms out there. You guys are working hard around the clock. Being a mom is busy busy work.

elephants-flowers  asked:

I'm so fat and having a hard time to stop binging, any advice? Every time I eat I binge... also I used to be skinny so it makes me so mad that I've gained 20kg and that I'm the fattest one in my family.

I feel u. I used to be skinny too :( it’s so hard not to binge when you get in the habit. I’m not sure what your eating but when u eat try to binge on something that’s healthier like carrots and dressing. Something that won’t make u feel guilty. Also don’t let yourself get more food. Be a little lazy :P

I’m really enjoying life at the moment. I have dreams and plans, been looking after myself more and spending my time doing more productive things. I’ve suffered with on and off eating disorders of kinds and extremely low self
esteem and although I still hate the way I look, I have been respecting myself more and that’s something I have struggled with. I’ve been looking after my body, drinking lots of water, healthier food and trying to use only good products on my skin and body as well. I’ll never be perfect and I can’t pretend that everything is okay with me but I have just been feeling a lot more positive. I just hope I can keep the hard work up of battling with my brain and thoughts and maybe one day I’ll be feeling even better.

so i have a question for everyone! i’m starting to cook more because i’m pushing myself to eat healthier, save money, etc.

the problem is: i am a fish out of water in the kitchen. so! to get me started, what are some easy meals to make using everyday food items? note: i will try anything. (i can look for recipes/food masterposts later, of course, but i’d like to hear from you guys, too.)

anonymous asked:

okay so i feel like i've been eating so much recently. like i just keep snacking and it's not like binging but it's not the best food and i just kinda dont realize how much im eating. what can i do to prevent this? and how can i eat healthier snacks?

okay so I’ve had the same problem in the past and I dint really deal with it the best… but I’m here to help you so you don’t fall in my footsteps. try to stay away from as much junk food as you can. try keeping it out of the house and instead buy healthy snacks so whenever you’re hungry you’ll have a healthy snack to grab instead of a non healthy snack. its not a bad thing to eat unhealthy every once in a while though. treat yourself :)

A message to those struggling with weight loss and forming healthier habits.

This is a message I originally wrote for someone else. The person who I wrote this for gave me the OK to share this:


Don’t strive to eat clean 100% of the time:

Here’s the problem I have with diets and clean eating. I like junk food. I like chocolate. I like sweets. I like my hamburgers, my pizza and my tacos.

Back when I was still trying to diet, I’d last for a week or two before giving up because I wanted all those things and I couldn’t have them. The idea of giving them up was just unbearable so diets became a torture.

Eventually I understood that I didn’t had to stop eating the crap I love, I just had to do it in moderation and I gradually started doing it.

Nowadays, if I want to go out for an enormous barbacoa quesadilla I will, I just make sure I don’t have it more than once a week or once every two weeks if I’m not exercising.

Same with pizza, same with tacos, same with burgers. I’ll eat them if I want, I just make sure I eat them from time to time and not three or four times a week, as I was doing.

Now, I didn’t just magically managed to control my eating habits like this when I decided to. It took time and there are times when I won’t watch what I’m eating at all, but little by little I’ve managed to change my eating habits so I eat less, better and with less indulgences and that has helped me lose weight and keep it off.

Exercise!!!

I cannot stress this enough.

I’m a bundle of anxiety since I have memory. As a little girl I’d gnaw on my clothes and chew my hair because of it. I stopped doing that but I started picking at scabs and pimples, chewing my nails, pulling out my hair, etc.

I managed to stop a lot of those behaviours but then I directed all my anxiety towards food and I gained weight. A lot of it.

My father, who is bipolar, always told me to exercise but back when I was still a huge supporter of the FA movement so I assumed he wanted me to be thin and conform (or some bullshit) so I ignored him.

Eventually I started exercising and I realized why my dad was so insistent about exercising.

Exercise does wonders to regulate my anxiety and mood. The days I exercise are the days I eat better. The days I exercise are the days I don’t pick at my arms or chew my nails. The days I exercise are the days I can sleep better, I perform better at my job, etc.

Did I mentioned they’re the days I eat better?

When I exercise I don’t feel the need to snack when I’m working. I don’t experience as many cravings and I can actually stick to my meal plan.

It really, really helps me so maybe it can help you too!

The key, of course, is finding a workout that you enjoy.

My parents signed me up for tennis, zumba, spinning, weight training (with machines), basketball, ballet, etc. I never ever lasted more than a month or two because I absolutely hated all those activities.

I signed up on my own account to MMA training because I’ve always liked hitting things and lo oh and behold, I’ve been going there for over a year, sometimes twice a day, because I LOVE it.

Find an exercise than you enjoy, no matter what others think of it, and do it!

Realize, truly realize, that healthy habits are a day to day thing.

When I first started losing weight and counting calories I fell into a very bad habit of purging. I wouldn’t do it often, but from time to time I’d binge on junk food, feel like I had destroyed all my efforts and then I’d force myself to throw up.

I kept this up for a year or so until I realized I was doing more harm than good and stopped counting calories or trying to lose weight for a while.

What I focused on, rather than my weight or my appearance, was on making healthy habits and learning to forgive myself whenever I screwed up.

With time, I realized that a single bad day won’t ruin anything. A single bad day is that, a single bad day. Single days don’t dictate your weight and habits. The combination of your actions through hundreds or thousands of single days do.

I realized that, as long as I had more good days than bad then I was still going to make progress, no matter how small.

Once I understood that. Once I TRULY understood that a mistake wouldn’t ruin everything, I started counting calories again and I’ve been at my healthiest, both physically and mentally, ever since.

Sure I still feel the need to purge from time to time but when that happens I go play with my dogs or go for a walk or watch tv.

It’s an urge I don’t plan to give into because it fixes absolutely nothing.

Take it a day at the time

While a single day might not change everything, sticking to eating well and exercising TODAY is far simpler than doing it FOREVER.

So rather than going “yes, I’ve eaten well all week!” or “Damn, I had been so good this week!” just focus on the day you’re living.

Again, healthy habits come from the actions we take every day so simply focus on doing healthy shit the day you’re living. It’s much, much easier that way.

Finally, don’t ever be afraid to fail.

Everyone fails at everything at least once in their lives.

In fact, the people we look up to an consider geniuses have failed far more than everyone else.

Failing is only bad when you decide to treat it as a bad thing rather than a learning opportunity.

Did you eat really badly one day? That’s okay, try to look back through the day and identify the things that caused it. Identify what you could’ve done to avoid it and keep that in mind for the future.

Again, we all screw up from time to time. The difference between those who reach their goals and those who don’t is how many times you get up.

Okay so I just saw this post and I always get this question when I tell people I’m trying to eat healthy. It’s always like “Why would you? You’re so skinny!” or “O my god you’re not on a diet are you? You already are so skinny.”.. I mean hello I have to stay healthy too. Yes I can almost eat everything I want, except for everything with milk and eggs in it, but that doesn’t make me any healthier. My body is just like yours only my sugars don’t turn into fats (quickly). And believe me, that isn’t always fun. O and yes I am aware this post was meant to be funny and it’s not that I can’t look at it like that but this just popped into my head and I had to share it.

anonymous asked:

how do i eat within my calorie limit when my best friend who is close to me extremely won't eat unless i eat, shes trying to gain weight but i'm trying to lose weight but i want her to eat because she says she wants to gain weight but the food she eats are high in calories. and unless i eat with her she won't eat ...

Can you eat healthier food with her instead? Like she has her normal “gain weight” food and you have a healthier alternative? Maybe cook together that might be fun and you can control your portions and ingredients.

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Think I’m gonna try to start posting food/exercise logs! Might not always take photos like this, but I want to try to be more conscious of what I’m eating. Studying abroad has been wonderful so far, but finding food I enjoy in the UK has been a struggle. I feel like I’ve been living off of pasta, pastries, cookies, and other carbs, which is making my tummy hate me, so this week I tried to go back to basics and incorporate some healthier foods again. 

Thursday March 9, 2017

Breakfast: Fage Total 0% Greek yogurt, fresh blueberries, and a bit of almond and honey granola, water

Lunch: Granny Smith apple and a (very generous) scoop of peanut butter (I love peanut butter so much), water

Snack: 3 small scones with raspberry jam and clotted cream, tea (alright, I know this is bad. Like really bad. I need to stop eating it so frequently or I’m gonna return to the States with heart disease, but I know I can’t get clotted cream back home so I wanna enjoy it while I’m in the UK - at least I drink my tea without milk or sugar)

Dinner: omelette with diced bell peppers and cheddar cheese (I made a 2 egg omelette but I only ended up eating half), 2 slices white buttered toast, water (what can I say, I’m a sucker for breakfast foods)

Dessert (not pictured because I ate them so quickly): half a sleeve of grocery store brand Oreos (actual Oreos are like £6 here I wanna cry), water

Hope you guys like my brightly colored children’s plates! Apparently I was really feeling the blue one yesterday haha

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my 2016 resolutions

i’ve made 22 for next year, which is just over half of the number i made for last year. if i’ve left any out its cos i don’t wanna post them on my blog. tw: i do mention weight loss and eating habits

  1. Read 50 books - this year will be the year!
  2. Average at least 15 for all my uni modules- our modules are marked /20
  3. Finish all my essays at least one day early
  4. Get a flat
  5. Get weight down to 8st7lb or gain muscle weight
  6. Take better care of my hair
  7. Stop eating red meat altogether- i’ve been trying to reduce the amount of meat i’ve been eating, but i get too sick too easily to give up meat cold turkey
  8. Try and average waking up at 9am on weekdays- lots of sleep issues this year
  9. Keep transitioning to cruelty free- i’ve been trying to use as many cruelty free products as possible 
  10. Learn to make healthier meals
  11. Spend less money on food and eat in more- i ate very, very little in the house this semester, which obviously meant i didn’t eat very well
  12. Do more arts and crafts
  13. Enter at least one writing competition
  14. Write a play
  15. Propose something to the Mermaids- theatre body at my uni
  16. Visit @notcorry in London
  17. Visit Hannah in Wales
  18. Visit Rome
  19. Read or see performed 10 more of Shakespeare’s plays that I haven’t already seen/read
  20. Switch off my laptop and phone 30 mins before going to bed

weight-less-spirit  asked:

I feel like when I eat heartier and whole foods like Quinoa, sweet potatoes, wheat, peppers and Zucchini etc I get super bloated. What would you recommend to slow thr bloat or stop it? Or is it how my body just reacts, iypo

So, first of all it is common to experience some bloating when switching onto a healthier diet. This is due to a sudden increase in fibre, you can try reducing your fibre and slowly upping it until you’re back at a normal level within a healthy diet. 

To be sure it’s nothing anything more serious, I would go speak to your doctor about getting tested for celiac/coeliac disease - coeliac disease means your body can’t cope with gluten which is in things like wheat, spelt, couscous, barley etc. It may be that the bloating is only coming from those foods but you’re eating them alongside other foods and just assuming that it’s the whole combination that’s causing the problem.

If the test comes back negative you can still be wheat or gluten intolerant which means that your body doesn’t deal with it very well, but if you eat it you won’t be doing any permanent damage - you’ll just feel naff in the short term. 

*Online today to answer Qs :)

Don’t let food become an outlet to your emotions. Don’t let food become a coping mechanism.

It’s okay to love food. It’s okay to be passionate about food but using food to cope with things isn’t healthy. 

I’ve done it all my life and, until recently, I didn’t even noticed it. It took me a long time to realize it and I’m working on changing it. It’s not easy, but it is possible. 

Find healthier ways to cope with your emotions. 

Exercise, go for walks, draw, color, clean your house, wash the dishes, walk the dog, dance, talk with a friend, read a book, play videogames, do that DIY project you’ve been wanting to do for a while. 

Next time you feel like you need to eat to cope with a situation, try one of these things first. 

Food is delicious, yes, but don’t let it control your life. 

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On the left was about 2 years ago and right was 10 minutes ago. I’ve lost almost 30 pounds since the start of October (I couldn’t find a good picture from October or a little before so I had to use the one from 2 years ago but I prob looked the same). I now feel a whole lot better about myself and my confidence has boosted. Although I try to love myself no matter what I look like or how much I weigh, I feel better about myself now than I did before. Eating healthier portions and the right foods get you v far. I haven’t had a single incidence of heartburn or indigestion (unless I ate a lot of fried foods one night or whatnot) and that feels so good to me! I’m so glad I decided to do this for myself. Not only to lose weight but to also start the habit of having a better diet. I’m v proud of who I’ve become since October.