Should you post your #weightlossjourney on Facebook, Instagram and social media? Many experts believe Facebook & Instagram could ruin your diet and weight loss. The stress of judgement from so called “friends” on these social media sites can cause people trying to lose weight to rebound with stress eating. When you make an announcement of social media about dieting, You are inviting people to make comments and judgment.
When these comments are supportive and positive, it can be very inspiring. Just like you feel good when someone notices you’ve lost weight, positive comments can be uplifting. The danger is many people may not be as kind, or can be perceived as hurtful, even if they didn’t mean it.
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When you put things on social media, people who are your friends may say things like, “How’s your diet going?” Something as simple as that statement can cause a negative reaction for many people who are trying to lose weight. If you are struggling with weight loss and haven’t seen huge results, this can be very demotivating.
Even something as innocent as “How’s the diet going?” could lead to feelings of depression if you are struggling with results or had moment of breakdown and eaten a bad meal. Because many of us are stress eaters, this can cause a spiral of stress eating behavior. Feelings of depression and worthlessness are common after as stress binge eating.
On the other hand, other people say putting their weight loss progress on social media helps with weight loss motivation. It holds them accountable and keeps them inspired to stay on track because it forces them to keep their word.
Here is my take on it. If you are going to put your weight loss progress or announce it on social media, look for a closed group of people who are on your same weight loss journey. Some social media sites like Instagram, where you have more privacy with your profile may be a low stress way to connect with others without judgement. The best success I’ve seen with social media is to connect with people who are on the same path as you. Even more so, if you can find a group of people in real life who share your weight loss goals and fitness goals, you can motivate and push each other and you will get better results then social media. It’s why workout partners are so effective. It keeps you accountable and you have someone to share your struggles and successes with.
What has been your experience on social media? I’d love to hear your thoughts and stories. Please share with us in comments.
Hi Healthy Living Junkies! I love fitness motivational quotes because it keeps me going. Sometimes you just need an extra push, and I love to write these quotes on my calender or tape it on my mirror. It gets me going when I need an extra push to get out and do a workout. Here’s an awesome fitness quote that keeps me motivated to eat clean.
“Eat for the body you want, not the body you have.
Be Fit, Be Healthy!”
If you want to be healthy and have a fit body, you have to make sure you are putting the right types of foods in your body. Eat fresh vegetables and fruits and lean cut of protein. Stay away from packaged foods, greasy foods, and other foods that make you feel heavy afterwards. You are what you eat, so eat fresh! If you are trying to get in shape for a special event or occasion such as a wedding, graduation, or reunion, check out this educational video on how to lose 24 pounds by next month.
Hi Healthy Living Junkies! There is a common misconception “skinny” is sexy. For most women, including myself at one time, the ideal figure is a skinny figure, with a flat stomach, arms that doesn’t jiggle, and fat free legs. I was scared to lift weights, because I “didn’t want to look like a guy”. Instead I would hit the cardio machine, running on the treadmill, hitting the elliptical, and using the “girly” weights, avoiding anything that was, in my mind, exercise for men. It took me years to realize my mistake.
When I finally started to weight train because I wasn’t getting the results I wanted, I realized all of my fears and misconceptions about lifting weights were wrong. I started seeing my body become stronger, my stomach was flatter, and my body fat was decreasing. I ate the same types of foods I always ate: Lean cuts of protein, fresh vegetables and fruits, and complex unprocessed carbohydrates. But now instead of having a “pancake” butt, I had curves on my glutes, and was finally able to fill out my jeans.
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When a woman weight train, she builds soft round curves to her body, the feminine type of curves. Her stomach will be flat, because muscles use more calories (energy) to sustain, increasing your metabolism. From doing biceps and triceps exercises, a woman’s arms will be firm and will not jiggle, rocking that spaghetti tank top or strapless cocktail dress. Her legs will develop shape, giving you the desirable “hour glass shape”. For most women, the problem area, her butt will be firmer, and there will be minimal fat on her legs. And as far as looking like a guy? It will not happen. A woman’s body is designed differently than a man’s. We do not have as much testosterone as a man, so you will not get “big” like a man. You will achieve the sexy bikini look, with toned arms, flat abs, and a round fuller butt. So go ahead and grab the weighs. You won’t regret it. =)
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P.S. If you are looking to get in shape quickly & be healthier at the same time, check out my beginner’s guide to weight loss video. I’ll go over step by step what you need to do so you can reach your weight loss goals. Remember, abs are made in the kitchen, so I’ll also go over what you need to eat to lose weight. ❤