Q:What's a healthy late night snack?
Anything which will satisfy you, but is not too big on calories. Some muesli with yogurt and berries is great! But make sure it is plain yogurt, and not sweetened ones.
Q:I just came across your blog and I just wanted to say that you have really motivated me. I am exactly like you, tall and I have always been a bigger person and but lately I've just been blaming my italian/islander genetics and reading about you has really inspired me to be more that just a couch potato that I am, so thankyou!
Awww, thank you love, this means a lot.
Don’t ever blame your awesome genes for anything love, we are beautiful the way we are. We are only working towards being healthier versions of ourselves.
Q:I've been through a hard week so I've had a lot of binges lately. It's uncomfortable for me since my stomach aches. I feel like 4 lbs heavier and I'm afraid of losing my motivation after 6 months. What can I do?
Trigger warning: disordered eating
Sweetie, firstly, always remember that binges happen sometimes. As long as they are not a part of an eating disorder, don’t freak out.
First thing: once you’ve had a binge, do not purge. And don’t feel guilty, at all. What is a binge, in the grand scale of things? Just how eating clean for a day does not drastically alter your body, one binge (or a couple) won’t drastically alter your body either.
The heavy feeling will subside. Don’t worry - you don’t gain weight from a couple of binges. Our bodies are strong and varied, and can handle a lot.
When you are stressed and prone to binge eating, try to drink 2 glasses of water first - this will fill up your stomach and stop you from being tempted by heavy foods. Eat things like a banana and oatmeal, which fill up your stomach and release energy slowly.
For motivation, firstly, know that your body is awesome as it is, and you only want to be the best version of you, and you are doing things for your future health, not just to fit into a dress, or just to lose weight.
Do exercises that you find refreshing and fun - dancing, going for a walk, running, yoga - whatever works best for you. Browse through healthy Fitblr blogs for inspiration. Think about why you started in the first place.
Trigger warning: anxiety; panic attacks
Sorry for the lack of posts lately everyone. I’m going through a rough patch at the moment. I will be starting university again after a 2 year hiatus, and it’s stressing me out a lot. I still haven’t even registered for my courses yet, and the college opens in 10 days time :S
I procrastinate to avoid panic attacks, but the procrastination only makes the later panic attacks worse. Okay, deep breathes. I will try my best, and if I manage to get things done, I will update you guys.
Please keep me in your thoughts if you can.
Okay, sending positive love to all my followers, you all are amazing :)
Trigger Warning: eating disorder
Anonymous asked weightlossperks:
I’m 16, 5”5 and weigh 108 pounds. I’ve recently started working out and have received lots of comments on how I don’t need to lose weight. I’m not trying to lose weight, just tone up, but everyone thinks I’ve developed an eating disorder. Do you think it’s unhealthy for me to work out, even if it’s just to tone up?
Why are people thinking that you have developed an eating disorder? Are you eating less, and/or over-exercising? Although people tend to be over-zealous sometimes, they might be rightly concerned for you.
If you feel mentally and physically healthy, then it is fine. You should point out to people that you don’t have an ED. If this is not the case, then I would highly recommend you to seek medical help. EDs are very serious, and seeking help sooner, rather than later, is always a good idea.
I’m being a bit on the cautious side here, because I don’t want to trivalise EDs. I would recommend everyone to not use the term ED casually or in a joking way.
Now, if you say that you don’t have an ED then: no, it’s not unhealthy to work out, just make sure that you are doing it with a healthy attitude and eating the right amount of food. Use MyFitnessPal (or a similar app) to work out your net calories for each day, etc. This will help you to see what your goals are for each day, in terms of calories burned, etc.
Weight training and/or Pilates is great for toning up.
Q:I'm 5'8 and 190 and I REALLY want to lose weight! Any advice? I start school in 12 days. So I will have gym every other day for 90 minutes
Hey, going to the gym is a great way. Use that school gym to workout, but I would recommend not to do a workout longer than 60 minutes.
Other than that, just eat clean and healthy. Don’t put a time limit on yourself, or pressure yourself into losing a certain amount of weight. Do it for the fitness and health benefit, rather than just the weight loss.
Q:Hi I just found your blog and I absolutely love it!! I just wanted to ask but I'm 15 yrs old and weigh 61kg. I was 58kg a few months ago but I got really lazy and I slacked off for a really long period, I'm really trying to loose weight and gain muscle but I have very little motivation. while I was at my best I was also lifting weights and muscle training but it seemed like it was non-existent but I would do it everyday. When do muscles really start to form & could you give me some tips. Thnx :)
It’s alright, losing motivation something that happens a lot. Just think back to why you started in the first place, and what you want to achieve. Following Fitblrs is also great for motivation.
I honestly don’t know “when” muscles form. Just continue weight training, you can find many weight training programmes online. Make sure you are eating right, and getting proteins. You need proteins to build muscle.
Q:Unless that 16 year old is like 4'9 and 90 pounds, 1200 calories isn't gonna be enough for her. Tell her to use a BMR/TDEE calculator to figure out what her intake should be.
Q:I am 16 I currently weigh 168 and I really wanna weight 115 and I have been eating 1,200 calories a day and its healthy food, and working out by doing strength training and running for 20 minutes .. is there anything else I could be doing ? I wanna get to my goal weight by November, is that possible ?
This sounds like a good plan to me! Make sure that your net calorie intake is 1200 (i.e. calories consumed - calories burned), not total calories consumed, because otherwise that would be too low.
Don’t set a particular time limit to your weight loss. Just try to be healthy and fit.
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I’ll disable it if I start getting silly things though.
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I love you all soooooo much. It’s so lovely to be a part of such a wonderful community.
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Q:when you focus train on a muscle, like your glutes, will you loose fat in that area and build muscle? or will you just build muscle? because ive heard that you dont burn the fat above the muscle your working, but ive also heard that the built up muscle will burn the fat above itself. ?
As far as I know, you can’t spot reduce. You can only lose fat overall, and where you lose fat from the most mainly depends on your genetics. Building muscle at a certain part in your body will not burn fat above those muscles (as far as I know).
Now building muscle in general (anywhere) is GREAT for increasing your metabolic rate. I.E. Muscles burn more energy at rest, hence, more muscles means more energy burned throughout the day at rest.
Building muscles is a great way to make your body look toned and firm. Strength training is something that builds muscles and burns fat at the same time (in contrast to cardio, which burns fat, but does not build that many muscles).
Q:Hey girl? How old are you now? Where are you from! I like that you have a personal page where someone can start to know a little bit. I have too. Hope you would like to pass by. I also hope you are doing ok, I know recovering is hard, somedays more than others, but here we are keeping fighting. that's what count in the end. bye! ela
I just turned 22 a week ago :)
I come from a land far, far away, no one has ever heard of. It sounds exotic, but it’s quite boring.
Thank you for the encouragement, I really appreciate it :) Yeh, I wanted a personal page, to let people know where I am coming from, but more importantly to show people that it is possible to deal with depression and an eating disorder, one day at a time.
I read your personal page, and thank you for pointing me to it. You are very brave and I’m so happy for how much you have done. It’s one step at a time, one day at a time. We can do it, I promise you, we will. Btw, I’m also going back to college in a month’s time, after a 2 year break. I’m frightened out of my mind, but I’ll try day by day.
It’s never easy. Our doctrine from birth is to believe that we must always pursue a state of permanent blissful happiness. But life is a complex set of many emotions, and we must strive to be complex human beings, who try to do the best we can with our lives, and try our best to help others.