We are literally 30+ days away from the ‘new year new me’ frenzy that’s going to start. And as we are going ahead into a new year, let’s leave a few things behind shall we? Because who can start a new year with old tendencies anyways.
1. Hating on Carbohydrates
You know guys this one is getting too old. I openly role my eyes when people start hating on carbs. THE CARBS IS NOT THE PROBLEM; its the type, how much and way you eat them that causes overweight/obesity problems #carbsforlife
2. Commenting on another person’s weight
Whether weight is lost or gained it’s not your business. Secondly, perhaps it’s a medical condition or emotional struggle the person is facing and your comment can literally lead to your brother or sisters downfall. I myself gained a bit of weight and you know it’s not the end of the world. So maybe next time when you think of commenting, let it be an uplifting ‘you look good’ instead of a depressive ‘you gained weight’.
3. The ‘Superfood’ frenzy
This goes for the ‘organic’ and many other faux labeling out there. There really is not scientific definition for the term superfood. But if I understand it correctly, it’s a food that has or goes beyond the basic nutritional value. Same vitamins and minerals in normal food but just more beyond.
Whatever that is even supposed to mean in any case.
Long story short, all foods have vitamins, all foods have minerals some companies just have a way of using words when labeling and packaging their products in such a way, that it comes across as more superior than other foods.
4. Celebrity diet trends
This for me falls in line with a quick ‘how to lose 10kg in 2 weeks’. Its just not doable or sustainable.
A celebrity’s lifestyle (and bank account) allows them to try elaborate dieting and weight loss regimes; and it works too but if you think of you and your lifestyle, the maintenance and sustainability is just not there (unless you want it to be).
And there really is no magic pill on the market to lose weight quickly and be healthy at the same.
Rather make that small, consistent change daily in your habits that will in the end, result in sustained long term health.