We Are All Different

The internet is full of SOOOOO much false information. Even though I am so very grateful for the internet and all that it has to offer, it also brings about some things that are less than spectacular.

So many sites today post articles about false weight loss information. Most of them tell you to eat no more than 1200 calories a day, or avoid eating any carbs, don’t eat fat, never eat dessert, etc. They are wrong.

When I was surfing the internet yesterday afternoon, I came across an article that popped up on my browser that claimed to know 12 dieting habits of naturally thin people.

Well for one thing, some people are just naturally thin. They don’t even have to do anything. They were born that way. Second, everyone is different. Thin people are not a separate breed. They are people, just like everyone else. Their dieting habits shouldn’t be a separate category. 

After reading the article I laughed. It was comical. The 12 habits included:

  • Eating protein at breakfast
  • Skipping dessert
  • Drinking water
  • Not eating until you are full
  • Avoiding junk food
  • Filling up on fruits and vegetables
  • Skipping condiments
  • Eating smaller meals
  • Knowing portion control
  • Eating slowly
  • Avoiding foods that make you not feel your best
  • Going to bed hungry

So….are naturally thin people the only ones with common sense then? We are all born with different body shapes and sizes. Just because you are not born to be a size zero your entire life does not mean that you always overeat or eat only junk food.

Society needs to get over the mentality that everyone is the same. WE ARE NOT! 

Not eating until you are full is nonsense. If you are never full, you will never be satisfied. When you aren’t satisfied, it will lead to eating other foods that might not be the best choices. 

Avoiding junk food is a good idea, but an indulgence every once in awhile leads to a happier life. Like I stated above, if you don’t satisfy a craving, it will only get stronger. For example, if you want a piece of chocolate, have a piece of chocolate. If you don’t, you might end up eating the entire bar because the craving is so strong.

Articles like these are all over the internet and in magazines, etc.  Before you believe everything you read, educate yourself to make sure the information is correct. And remember, you are YOU! Everybody is different and has different needs.

Happy Labor Day! I hope you are all enjoying a day off from working and out doing something fun, enjoying the last day of summer. Enjoy yourselves!

 

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