Confession: I DO NOT LIKE VEGETABLES. Nope. Not a fan. I never really have been. I’ve committed to eating veggies at every meal because I know that my body needs the nutrients, and I can feel that my energy is lacking. Let me tell you, it’s hard. Sometimes it plain sucks. But, I’m learning how to make veggies accessible to me by experimenting. Here are 4 little strategies I use to eat more veggies. 1. Ask, “How do I learn to make vegetables enjoyable?” vs. “How do I learn to endure veggies?” There’s a difference. This is not about forcing yourself to eat things you don’t like. You don’t have to learn to suffer through it. This is about focusing on what you do enjoy. How can you make your vegetables more enjoyable for you. Your satisfaction matters. Even with vegetables. You may never love them or get crazy excited about them, but that doesn’t mean you have to be miserable. There is middle ground. 2. Experiment with cooking styles and seasonings. I used to think to really harness the power of veggies (to make them worth eating) you had to eat them raw. Guess how many veggies I ate? Practically none. I’ve learned that I can find a way to enjoy pretty much any veggie if it’s roasted (or cooked with bacon!). 3. Dice them up into small pieces, and mix them with things you do like. I don’t enjoy big chunks of vegetables. It’s too vegetable-y. If I’m going to eat a salad, I dice those veggies up. I make sure to include things I like, chicken, egg, bacon, cheese. All chopped up means every bite has a variety of flavors and not just broccoli or carrot. 4. Eat your veggies first….especially if they are meant to be hot. I actually enjoy piping hot roasted broccoli. I eat it right off the roasting pan because I love it super hot. It’s delicious. I always at veggies last because I really didn’t want to eat them. After I finished everything else, if there was room still, I suffered my way through cold, soggy veggies. Gross. Do
I was really really hating on my body today. Don’t let the smile and posing fool you. I was trying to pull off the confidence act. And debating on Even posting something positive today. Then cane along @happiness_in_this_life and the love that was shown from one woman to another being positive and supportive and embracing the curves. She posted that meme and tagged me in it. Today I was not feeling worthy of my body being loved at all, not by me not by anyone. And one person can make you feel better in a single moment. Thank you for that. #plussize#selflove#selfconfidence#bbw#weightlossjourney#bodypositive#ketofam#ketolifestyle
Hi all- I have finally decided to take this account on a more personal route. This topic is one that I have had a very tumultuous relationship with: body image. The truth is, I have struggled with body image problems for years, probably since I was a teenager. While I am extremely fortunate to never have had an eating disorder, I have definitely shared the feelings that come with it.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Body image dysmorphia as well as inability to accept your body as it is seems to be growing like wildfire in the age of social media. Instagram edits, taking a million shots to get the “perfect” photo, different angles, and overall obsessing about what one looks like to the online world. Sadly, this leads to many problems including but not limited to: eating disorders, depression, anxiety, perfectionism, feelings on inadequacy, “keeping up with the Joneses” mentality, dieting, splitting foods into “good food”/“bad food”, etc. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have been on a journey to loving myself as I am and accepting myself fully. After I did my bikini competition in 2016 I began to obsess and value myself for how tiny/lean I could be. I ate the same things daily, wouldn’t allow treats often, and never missed a day at the gym. I was still of healthy weight but I was definitely obsessed with the mirror, the scale, and eating *only* “healthy” foods. And my mental sanity was suffering from all of this. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Fast forward to today. I am learning each day how to love the body I was given, and that no day is perfect, and that’s okay too. I don’t remember the last time I weighed myself and no longer do I eat only “healthy” foods. Some days are better than others, somedays I feel like a warrior and stronger than ever, and yes, somedays I feel that fear of being out of control and like I’m gaining weight and negativity starts to creep in. But it’s all part of the journey which is why I am creating this account.
[...] Yeah it's pretty clear, I ain't no size two... [...] I see the magazines working that Photoshop We know that shit ain't real Come on now, make it stop If you got beauty beauty just raise 'em up From the bottom to the top... [...] You know I won't be no stick-figure, silicone Barbie doll So, if that's what's you're into Then go ahead and move along -All About That Bass . . . #bodypositive
Some argue that body positivity is ‘toxic’ as it tells us that being ‘fat’ is healthy. To all the believers of this misconception, that is not what body positivity means at all. It means loving yourself as you are in this moment, in order to work towards a healthier lifestyle.Body shaming only heightens the negative mentality of those who struggle with comfort eating and eating disorders. So if you really want to help make people healthier, body shaming isn’t the answer. Body positivity is the answer. #withlove#iweigh#bodypositive#loveyourself#everybodyisabikinibody#resilience
“When you go out into the woods, and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree. . The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying ‘You are too this, or I’m too this.’ That judgment mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.” - Ram Dass . With ❤️ #love#emilypetridis#thatenergygirl . . #bodypositive#energycoach#yoga#pilates#personaltrainer#holistichealthcoach#mindfuleating
Wireless Headphone update (that no one cares about)... I got the @jabra Elite 65t Active 🗣 I have the smallest ears and these fit really well... 👂🏻 they hold in nicely whilst I jump about and come in a super cute blue and copper colour. £150 but I Highly recommend✨ Girls cute earring recommendations also welcome... 🤷🏼♀️