Dieting Problems: Why Facebook Makes It Worse

Dieting Problems: Why Facebook Makes It Worse

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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WHY FACEBOOK MAKES IT WORSE

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.

 

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Annie Chang

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Easy Ahi Tuna Fish Recipes

Easy Ahi Tuna Fish Recipes

Hi Healthy Living Junkies!   I love fish and I am always looking for easy fish recipes. Here is one of my personal favorite easy ahi tuna fish recipes from the island of Hawaii called “Poke”.  Poke is made from ahi tuna, and is served raw.  If you like sushi, you will love Hawaiian Poke.

Easy Fish Recipe

In Hawaii, it is served as an appetizer, but you can also serve it as a main meal over a bed of greens for a easy lunch or fast dinner.  I made a video recipe for you so you can see how easy it is to make!  Fat burning foods include lean protein, such as fish.  This easy fish recipe is high in protein, low carbs and is delicious.

 

 

Easy Fish Video Recipe – Hawaiian Poke

 

 

Traditional Hawaiian Poke Recipe

Preparation Time:10 minutes
Total time:10 minutes
Serves 2 to 4
 

 

Ingredients
  • 1 lb. fresh ahi tuna steaks, cut into cubed, bite-size pieces
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions (tops included)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (shoyu)
  • 1/4  cup chopped Maui onion (or yellow onion)
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 2 tsp. toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of chili garlic paste

Take all the ingredients and combine them.  Serve immediately.  For more flavor, let it marinade in the fridge for 30 minutes.  Serve over a bed of greens for a healthy salad or eat as an appetizer.

You can keep poke in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.  After 2-3 days, you can pan sear it or cook it.

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You can use different types of sashimi grade fish for poke.  I’ve tried octopus poke, mixed with sea weed.  The possibilities are endless!

 

Make it a Healthy Day,

 

Annie Chang

Healthy Living Junkie

 


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Morning Quick Workout

Morning Quick Workout

Hi Healthy Living Junkies!

One of the best ways to kick start your morning is to do a workout.  It starts your day off right, helping you stay motivated and make better food choices throughout the day.  Next time you are in a crunch for time and can’t devote an hour to go to the gym, try my morning quick workout.  Remember, staying fit is a journey, and I am with you every step of the way.

 

 

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Looking to get in shape quickly & be healthier at the same time?   Check out this educational weight loss video. ❤

 

 

 

 

Make it a Healthy day,

 

Annie Chang

Healthy Living Junkie

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