At least 6-8 glasses of water a day!
I’m sure you’ve heard that 8-10 glasses of water a day are needed, but do you really drink that much? Remember that most foods contain water, so 6-8 glasses is a reasonable goal to start with.
How many glasses of water have you had today?
Real women wear high heels and skirts. Or not.
Real women are feminine and smell good and they are masculine and smell good and they are androgynous and smell good, except when they don’t smell so good, but that can be changed if desired because real women change stuff when they want to.
Real women have ovaries. Unless they don’t, and sometimes they don’t because they were born that way and sometimes they don’t because they had to have their ovaries removed. Real women have uteruses, unless they don’t, see above. Real women have vaginas and clitorises and XX sex chromosomes and high estrogen levels, they ovulate and menstruate and can get pregnant and have babies. Except sometimes not, for a rather spectacular array of reasons both spontaneous and induced.
Real women are fat. And thin. And both, and neither, and otherwise. Doesn’t make them any less real."
I have never been technically anorexic or bulimic, but I’ve had a taste of both.
I know what it’s like to eat practically nothing all day just because you want to feel thin. I know how incredibly satisfying it is to go to bed and wake up hungry and skinny. It gives you hope that you’re one pound lighter, one step closer to being okay.
I also know what it’s like to binge eat. I know how incredibly satisfying it is to just keep chewing and swallowing and chewing and swallowing. It fills a hole that you can’t explain. It’s addictive, until you finish and you feel disgusted.
I have been to both ends and I can say with with no doubt in my heart that neither made me any happier or healthier. All I did was think, “is this cycle ever going to end?”
I want to put this message out to all the people out there who are struggling with their bodies. It doesn’t matter if you weigh 100 pounds or 300 pounds. What matters is that you treat your body with the care and respect it deserves. I made a resolution to treat myself better, to be healthier. So far, I’m doing well and it has changed my entire outlook on life. Of course there will be days when I want to fall back into old habits, but I’m determined to keep it up because this is it. This is the only body you get, and one day when it’s over, you’re going to wish that you cherished yourself more.
Don’t abuse yourself anymore. Stop starving and purging for the sake of being thin. Strive to be fit, healthy, and happy. Love yourself now before it’s too late.
- Sliced banana with peanut butter
- Half an avocado with salt, pepper & lemon juice
- Grape tomatos
- Hummus and a whole wheat pita
- Hard-boiled eggs on toast
- Greek yogurt with honey
- A glass of skim or soy milk
- Frozen grapes
Just because the box says “Low fat” or “Low calories” doesn’t mean it’s healthy. When a product is reduced-fat, there’s usually more sugar or salt, as well as additives, to make up for lost flavor. Try to snack on organic, raw, unprocessed foods as often as possible.