The “Pee” Analogy The process of feeling hungry, experiencing a body-wisdom-based desire for a certain type of food, eating the food, stopping when satisfied, and then going off to do something else without another thought is “normal eating”. This is completely analogous to what occurs when you have to pee. You sense your body’s need, you relieve yourself, and then you go back to what you were doing. In both cases, you read a physical signal, meet the physical need, and give it no more thought. That’s normal. Now imagine what a strange world it would be if we were told that peeing had to be done on a schedule. We should pee four times a day, and it should be at four hour intervals, and we should only pee one cup at a time. If we need to pee in between times, we should hold it. If we want to pee more than one cup, we should hold that for the next time. Sound bizarre? That’s basically what a diet is. It is just as bizarre to regulate your eating according to arbitrary external rules rather than internal cues. Eating is a basic bodily function just like elimination. We don’t need to be told how to do it.
- Normal Eating  (via tobeheal-ed)

21st Aug ・ 3,146 notesreblog

I would love to go hiking here!

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I’m back!

I haven’t been on here for the last month because I was on vacation in Europe, and then on vacation in New Hampshire. Even though I wasn’t updating my health blog, I feel like my experiences this summer have made me much healthier, both physically and mentally. I’ve been having a great summer, and I’m sad that it’s coming to an end. However, I’m going to college in a few days and I am so excited for that!

Honestly, I don’t know how often I will be on here because this really isn’t my main priority. I’ll still use this blog, but not as often as I used to.

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Ways to Get Back on Track: Not long ago, you were energetic and determined to start your healthy lifestyle. Starting with enthusiasm and hope, you watched your food intake diligently, exercised like it was going out of style, and even avoided the temptation that seemed to lurk around every corner. You were confident that you were going to reach your goals once and for all! Then certain tragedy struck! You ate an extra piece of birthday cake. Realizing you had “blown” your diet, you ate another and another and couldn’t get it together the next day either. Or worse, you missed one workout, and that turned into a whole week away from the gym.

After that, your momentum to start over again was gone, and your gym bag hasn’t left the closet since. Every time you misstep on your healthy journey, you have two choices: to keep walking backwards, which will surely take you even further away from your goals; or to accept your lack of perfection as normal and forgivable, and take not one, but two positive steps down the path that brings your closer to the future you want.

If you’re reading this, you might have been walking backwards for a while. But instead of waiting for the next day, week, month or even year to overhaul your habits, start TODAY. And start small. You can’t go from the recliner to running or from burgers to Brussels sprouts in an afternoon. But you can do one, two or even a handful of small things that will help you regain your momentum for healthy living. When you feel like getting back on track is overwhelming, try one (or more) of these small steps each day:

  • Try a short workout. Even five minutes is better than nothing. For ideas browse our video library or workout generator.
  • Try a new recipe. Cooking healthy foods can be fun and it never has to be bland.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast. Your morning meal sets the stage for the rest of your day, so start if off right! Get lots of breakfast ideas here.
  • Drink your water. Try to aim for 8 cups each day and you’ll feel the difference!
  • Exercise for 10 minutes. Jump rope, march in place, or do some crunches. Small amounts do add up to something big!
  • Find a buddy. Get support from friends, whether you need someone to listen or a mentor to give you ideas and encouragement.
  • Take a walk. Don’t worry about how long or far you go—just get out there!
  • Create a motivational collage. Include pictures of your goal and reasons why you want to get there.
  • Go shopping for some healthy foods. Use this shopping list for ideas.
  • Check the nutrition facts before you go out to eat. That way, you can make an informed choice.
  • Ride your bike. Even a leisurely ride has benefits for your body and mind.
  • Work in the yard. Gardening and yard work is a great way to add activity to your day.
14th Jul ・ 3,265 notesreblog

I’m having a really shitty body image day today.

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I can’t even remember the last time I went to the gym.

I have been keeping active with yoga and walking, but I haven’t done a real cardio workout or Zumba class in so long. I tried to go to the gym for Zumba tonight but there was a huge accident and if I had decided to sit in traffic until everything cleared up I would have missed the class. I miss my gym!

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I made a double batch of baked falafel (I know my man is going to be ever so excited about it when he gets home from the climbing gym tonight 😘) and made a big bowl of goodness to go along with them. {Romaine + Arugula with Tahini-Garlic Dressing, Carrot, Cucumber, Mung Bean Sprouts, and Avocado}

08th Jul ・ 253 notesreblog


Motivation comes and goes.

The only thing that matters is that you eventually find it again and keep pushing ahead towards your goals.

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