Are people in America fooling themselves or is all the health data pumped out by the government a pile of lies?
According to a recent Consumer Reports survey, 9 out of 10 Americans said that they eat a healthy diet with the recommended servings of fruit and vegetables!
Well maybe if potato chips, fries, and sugary fruit drinks count as fruit and vegetables. The survey also showed that only 11% of Americans thought of themselves as overweight, when government statistics show that 68% of Americans are classified as obese.
So how do we explain such a vast discrepancy between reported reality and people’s perceptions?
* I think people are delusional. They think that if they tell people that they eat healthy and that they exercise; but in reality, you’re “sneaking” an extra slice of pizza or skipping a few days at the gym. What you say has nothing to do with actually get healthy. No matter what you log or say, you’re body keeps an accurate account of what you ate and didn’t eat and of what you did or didn’t do..
Cheating only affects you. You’re only cheatin yourself…
Don’t ever set your goals to be something you’re not and can never be. You will never succeed. I promise you that.
.. For now at least. The average bathroom scale is inaccurate and the readings can vary from the time of day you weigh yourself.. If you are more sodium than usual… And countless other reasons.
Plus, even when I was at my healthiest and was fit, the scale said I was “overweight”… O_o I’ve always felt photos and measurements were much better indicators of weight loss. Besides, most people’s initial weight loss its just water anyways..
I’ve lost 2lbs. but have had people tell me that I already look slimmer… Go figure. Lol.
Ironically, after I decided to ditch the scale, I discovered the Oblivious October Challenge.
So, for this whole month, I pledge to ditch the scale..
any that you are guilty of?
I am trying to compile a list of 365 reasons I
want NEED this! One for everyday..I used to play basketball, run (for fun, lol) and workout as a hobby.. I loved the thrill of a good sweat and it really is such a stress reliever .. Exercising was my escape from the bad shit I was going through.. but I have lost that thrill, that drive… and so I need a mantra so to speak daily to help me get to my goal.
I will update this is I come with them.. and I would love help so please add any you may have thanks :)
- I want to rock those cute little leather jackets with tight jeans with out back fat and muffin top…
- To run around with my kids with out having to catch my breath after just 5mins..
- To have my perky 38DDs instead of my heavy 42DDs, lmao.
- To rock those killer sweater dresses and tights I bought..
- To look like that VIXEN I know I am inside… I’m badddd ;)
- To not be that FAT friend.
- For ALL the outfits I wish I could wear.. .
- To be able to dance the night away longer and harder
- To look good naked ;)
- For that “daaaaaaammmmmn” reaction I used to get.
- For the before and after pics.
- For people to say “You look good, have you lost weight?!”
- For be able to run from my car to my office without when I’m running late and actually make it on time, lol..
- To go home and sit on the beach in that itty bitty bikini, drink in hand, and no worries
- To swaaaaaaag the fuck out with crop tees, low rise skinnies and my J’s… chea buddy.
- To not have booty-do (tummy stick out further than yo booty do… bwahahaha)
How Easy It Is to Gain One Pound in a Week
Gaining and losing weight is really about math. In order to lose a pound, you must burn or cut out 3,500 calories per week (500 calories a day). Unfortunately on the other side of the equation, if you consistently overeat an extra 500 calories each day … well … that’s how you end up not fitting into your pants. Calories add up, and here is a simple breakdown to illustrate how easy it can be to eat an extra 500 calories in one day. Do this over the course of seven days, and you’re bound to see the scale jump up one pound.
- One half and half container in your cup of coffee (20 calories): The same amount of skim milk is only six calories.
- One small bite of a Krispy Kreme Glazed Doughnut (47 calories): Thanks to your boss for bringing in a box to share, and I know they melt in your mouth, but had you known that little bite was almost 50 calories, you may have passed.
Total Extra Breakfast Calories: 67
- A 12-ounce bottle of Izze Clementine (133 calories): Sure, it’s sparkling juice, but it contains almost as many calories as a Coke.
- Half a tablespoon of chipotle aioli (flavored mayonnaise) on your sandwich (40 calories): It adds tons of flavor, but a crazy amount of calories too.
- Half a cereal bar (75 calories): Your toddler didn’t want it so you polished it off in one bite. Next time you might want to store it in a baggie for your little one for later.
Total Extra Lunch Calories: 248
I’m just getting started, so keep reading to find out how little bites throughout the rest of your day can tack on an extra 200 calories.
- A bite of your hubby’s cheeseburger (56 calories): You just couldn’t resist taking a juicy chomp — who knew it was over 50 calories?
- Five garlic croutons on your salad (50 calories): A fresh salad is a super healthy meal; it’s the toppings that add on the calories.
- A few french fries dipped in ketchup (48 calories): Instead of ordering a side of fries with your meal, you stole some off your hubby’s plate. A few fries definitely add up.
Total Extra Dinner Calories: 154
- Two Hershey’s Kisses (44 calories): This calorie amount is much less than a bowl of ice cream, but definitely adds calories to your day.
Total Calories: 44
Grand Total Extra Calories: 513
Oh, those small bites of foods really do add up. If you eat extras like this all week long, you might find your jeans feeling a bit snug. Now if you’re trying to slim down, you can see how cutting simple things out of your daily diet can help you drop a pound in a week and help you reach your weight loss goal.
I have a HORRIBLE habit of doing these things…
This most def put it into perspective…
No more doin that!