The Only Diet You Actually Need To Get The Body You'll Feel Happy In

The Only Diet You Actually Need To Get The Body You'll Feel Happy In

Make this your year to shine!

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I remember a few years ago scrolling through Pinterest looking for a new diet or exercise regimen to discreetly try out — losing weight without my parents knowing that I was doing so.

"11 Lazy Girl Hacks That Will Help You Lose Weight Fast"

"How To Burn 1000 Calories"

"How To Lose 5 Pounds In 2 Days"

"Top 30 Fat Burning Superfoods"

Honestly, they did work. I lost weight fast. Then again, not eating and overexercising tends to do that. However, while the scale kept dropping, I never reached a point of contentedness that I thought I would. All I wanted was to keep going, to keep dropping that number. So, I looked up even more new diets and workout regimens.

At some point, I realized that it was never truly about the number; no specific number would make me happy. It never did and it never would.

So, I decided to come up with my own diet. Here are the rules:

1. Instead of counting calories, count the memories you make with loved ones while enjoying delicious foods.

2. Instead of cutting out carbohydrates from your diet, cut out toxicity from your life.

3. Instead of envying other peoples' bodies, appreciate the body that you are already blessed with.

4. Instead of thinking about how you can improve your body, think about how you can improve your mind and soul.

5. Instead of drinking diet teas, toast to special occasions with people you care about and love.

6. Instead of working out to the point of exhaustion, work on spreading kindness to those around you.

7. Instead of watching what you eat, watch a sunrise, a new movie, your favorite show, a sunset.

This is your year to shine. Embrace it.

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I'm A Woman And You Can't Convince Me Breastfeeding In Public Is OK In 2019

Sorry, not sorry.

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Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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When You're Afraid You'll Cheat On Your Diet, Read These 5 Phrases

The pizza is not worth it in the long run.

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Starting a diet as a college student is really freaking hard. We are all so used to eating a bunch of crap in high school and remaining fit-ish due to sports etc. Going from eating whatever to eating clean sucks. People that say it doesn't are lying to you. Write these thoughts down in your notes on your phone and when you want to give up, read these and push through.

Be healthy! You can do it.

1. "Is this piece of chocolate going to be worth it when I don't fit into my favorite pair of jeans?"

2. "I never want to feel how I did in a bikini last time I was at the beach."

3. "Eating a piece of broccoli might suck in the moment, but will help my body feel better in the long run."

4. "The first week of a diet is the hardest. Make it through one week and my glucose levels will balance out and the cravings will calm down."

5. "If I don't start being healthy today, when will I ever?

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