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Before anyone gets upset by the title, please watch the actual video. The other day I posted the “what I eat in a day” on weight watchers video and basically did a similar disclaimer in the beginning. You can want to better your health; whether that be mentally, physically, or both and remain body positive. Just because I want to lose weight and feel healthier and happier, does not make me NOT body positive. The reason why? Because I love myself right now, and at any size. Self love comes from within, it’s inside of you, not the number on the scale or the pants size you wear. It’s the love inside of you for YOU. I just want to get back to a healthy, happy Alex 😊 and I already feel so much better since I started getting back to a healthy lifestyle. Please understand that this is not about “being skinny” or “diets”, it’s not. It’s about health and happiness. I feel good when I work out and eat healthy. That’s all it’s about. I hope you guys understand and listen to the words in the video. I love you guys.
LearningToBeFearless I don't believe in "body positivity", I believe in not thinking a person is horrible, just because their body is of an abnormal size. You should be positive about healthy bodies, not bodies that don't fit into already broad enough airplane seats. The body and the person are not the same thing. The body can change, the person rarely does.
Research intermittent fasting (16/8) and Ketosis. Then do both as the same time. You will not have any weight issues for the rest of your life. Dr Berg has some great YouTube videos on the topic.
I just wanna say, coming from a skinny girl, that we are not healthier than you just because we’re skinny. And it totally sounds like you understand that, which more people need to. When I’m stressed, I tend to forget to eat. This might sound like a great problem to some people but THAT IS UNHEALTHY. My weight takes these crazy dips when I go through hard times and it effects my entire appearance.... skin, hair, everything. Not to mention my overall physical and mental health. Being on the low end of your range of healthy weights is JUST AS POTENTIALLY BAD as being on the high end. We are all in this health thing together, people of all sizes fight battles with this. It is not a size thing. It. Is not. A size thing.
Well done! I have started going to the gym regularly recently, I feel a world of difference. I used to feel so foggy and couldn't focus on work. Also, the lack of energy to accomplish what I set out to do was one of the biggest motivations for me to start gym. The energy I now feel is amazing, and I am glad you decided to make this video and start your health journey.
Can I just say something, you are the most beautiful women in the world, your body type shouldn’t matter, you’re amazing inside and out. I know how it is though I went from 450llbs to 175llbs with no help no surgery I had no one to help me I had to do it all on my own and it was the hardest thing I ever did. But people were just so mean about my weight and honestly it sucks. But I learned to get passed that to be the women I wanted to be and am today. You don’t need to change but if you want to you can do anything... xoxoxoxo you’re beautiful
sending all the love in the world to you beautiful!!! you can and will do this! i love your attitude of keeping it about health and wellness. its not about being "skinny" or whatever. you are amazing for speaking on this
You should be proud of yourself for the fact that you can so openly express how you feel! And don't ever feel ashamed of wanting to lose some weight. A lot of people go through the same thing and that's ok. My piece of advice; just try to find healthy choices for your meals, but make them interesting. Healthy food doesn't have to be boring. When i started eating healthier, i realised that i love a bunch of fruits that i thought i didn't like before. That completely changed my life! You can enjoy food and be healthy at the same time. Eating healthier will also change your mood, trust me. You will be happier! I really hope you reach your goal! You can do this! You just got to believe in yourself and invest some time in how to be healthier! Greetings from Greece!
i am am emtional eater
i cannot control it. every time i feel strees or anguish i eat whatever is in the fridge. that is why i try to eat healthy as much as i can while feeling good because i know it would be nightmare afteward.
I couldnt comment on your other video and i really felt i had to! Im over weight also and i understand where your coming from but this woman is a doctor she is supposed to be concerned with your health? And your weight can be directly related to all types of things including your skin.. she didnt say you werent trying, she didnt say you werent aware, and shes not just someone shes a doctor who wants you to have the best care. So dont be too upset.
This is an older video but I wanted to say, you come across as so sincere in front of your viewers. I just opened this video, you speaking in the background and I'm reading something on another page :) I wish we could chat in real life. I'm following your videos from now on :))
Just looking through your comments and seeing the ones about body image/weight and mental health.This is so true,the way we feel about our bodies no matter what size has so much to do with how we feel about ourselves as a whole,our whole self image.Self love is key and so often from my experience weight can be there for all sorts of defensive reasons,it can strangely make us feel safe in certain ways for instance.I have never been "plus size"as such,whatever that is, but I have always had body issues since childhood and it has so much more to do with how I was made to feel about myself and how lovable I felt as a whole.My focus on my body was just one way of trying to become more lovable and worthy,for instance "if I was thinner"way of thinking then I would be more popular,more lovable etc.I think focusing on health and fitness is a great way to go.Wishing you all the best in your continued self empowerment.You are a strong woman.
On a non body note, i once had a neighbor play the same song, super loud for 10 HOURS!!! He was sitting in his garage with the door open and blowing everyone away with the same house music song over and over. At 10 pm i finally found my inner old lady and called the police.
The foods you eat and the exercise we do affects everything: hormones, mood, aches and lack of pains, skin, nails, vision....everything. Everyone should have a regime and there should not be a limit of weight and how we feel about ourselves. Keep up with the good work!
You are so lovely. You are very beatiful as you are and I love your positivity <3 I've been where you are, though. Weight loss/maintenance is so personal! What worked for me was keto + intermittent fasting, with the occasional extended fast here and there. My problem is that I have sugar addiction and binge eating disorder. I would eat healthy for a while and then cave in and start eating sugar (more like gorging on it), and my weight would balloon up. With keto I'm never hungry (seriously, I have fasted for up to ten days and never once did I feel hungry) and I have no cravings whatsoever. My BED is more controlled too. It's more difficult to overeat on keto because you are constantly satiated. Keto has been a lifesaver for me. It consists on eating a low-carb high-fat diet. The high-fat part is VERY IMPORTANT! Fat is the body's preferred fuel and it doesn't spike insulin. Insulin is responsible for fat storage, and carbs are what spike insulin the most
You are beautiful love, with or without the weight, when I look at u I don’t look at the weight I only see this amaizing real person that I can relate to❤️ I know people say horrible things but I just say own it and take ur time
Hey girl!! I’m such an advocate for 80 day obsession, ive done one round of it, and I absolutely love it. It’s a different workout everyday using strength slides, resistance loops and weights. It is intense but you can modify y’all of the moves. I feel so strong and confident in myself and I feel so healthy! It keeps me on track because the days are numbered so it’s like a set schedule. Nothing at all wrong with you wanting to better yourself and be HEALTHY! Shame on any “group of people” who look at it as negative when you might want to loose a couple pounds. Absolutely nothing wrong with taking care of yourself 😀 wish you the best!
I lost 150 lbs - look up the eating clean books they legit changed my life. I just happened to come across one at a drug store and I never thought about food the same again. It goes up and down but I’ve managed to keep most of the weight off for over 6 years
Doing weight watchers does not teach you about nutrition. These 0 point foods actually have an impact, and weight watchers really promotes eating any of those in amounts you want to, not should. Yes, we ca get caught up in calorie counting, wtc, but, by actually reading nutritional labels you learn so much.
But, if it is what helps you, you do you, girl! Because proper nutrition and eating habits is hard. So, this is your way to stay on track, don't worry about the haters, please!
You are beautiful and don't forget that! Just a suggestion if you are really serious about your health...did you ever try a personal trainer or a nutritional person. I think they would be very beneficial in helping you reach your fitness and health goals. 😊
Hey, I wanted to let you know that it is great what you are doing.You are amazing, and you are making the right decission for you.Body positivity is not starve your self, or try to fit it into a cero size, it is about being healthy and happy with yourself.
YOU ARE SO GORGEOUS!!!! I didn't even begin to watch the video, but your face is absolutely gorgeous!
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Regardless of the outside world, we should always be improving oneself. But the "how" is only up to ourselves. What we believe is best for ourselves. <3
Happy that you're so open about this struggle!
I also eat based off of emotions and stress, which caused me to develop over-eating. Cutting that bad habit now is pretty difficult.
I'm rooting for you! Woot!
In the end, it really doesn't matter what these strangers think about you or assume about you. In the end, it's where and how far you've come to improve yourself and how happy you are. Who cares about what the true definition of Body Positivity is? The true definition to anything is always up to you. <3
You Are Beautiful!!! I’m in the exact same boat with you, I’ve been doing intermittent fasting and it really is helping me , maybe you can look into it too. Watch Dr. Berg here on YouTube he is so so informative and helpful. Best Wishes to you . 💕💕😘😘
I love you and your videos! I am in a very similar place in life. I have been working on mental health and have also joined WW. I am in this point where I am trying to balance being healthy while still promoting positive body image in myself and around me. I know I will never be that small and I am ok with that. I am aiming for a smaller, still curvy or a little thick, healthy, and energetic body. Keep sharing your story cause I love to see it! <3
Good for you :-) what most people get wrong about weight loss is that it's actually more of a mental health Journey than just a physical Journey. I would recommend getting a good therapist. Made all the difference for me :-) I went from a BMI of 40 to 27. I only have about 10 pounds to go and lost over 35% of my body weight. I did this by learning to love myself and that doing small acts of self-care is part of loving myself. Loving someone else and especially yourself can be very challenging but it's definitely worth the effort just like when you put in the work to love someone else, when you put in the effort to love yourself everyone else benefits as well because you can be your best self to those around you as a reward for investing in yourself. I hope the best your journey and remember that this is a journey of self love not calories
Your a very beautiful girl. Some ways to loose weight is to only eat one meal a day. That meal, is with out any potatoes, fries, but with two veg, and one piece of meat. The rest of the day, you eat just to get by, like carrots, a piece of a banana, (a few crackers), no cheese. And you drink alot (and I mean, one very very large bottle of water). You also walk, walk everyday, be active, so you don't think of food. Start thinking "energy" not food. Celery, Carrots, an Apple, pure food during the day. One normal meal at night, no snacking, stop watching TV, go for a walk instead.
I have struggled almost all my life with my weight. I now know that I am insulin resistant which means my body can not handle carbohydrates. Now I do nutritional ketosis which is amazing and I lost 10kgs (22lbs approx) in about six weeks. I would recommend that you look into this as diets like weight watches and Jenny Craig only reduce your calories which only works short term and will also decrease you Basel metabolic rate and slow you metabolism. Research Dr Stephan Phinney and low carb down under.