Your diet, and your body size, do not make you morally superior.
I write this as someone who got so sucked into the cult of “health and wellness” that I *did* at one time believe that my dietary choices and ability to lose weight and sport a six pack made me morally superior...and I write this as someone who now realizes what a jerk that made me 🤦🏻♀️.
I cared SO much about eating “clean” (or keto or paleo or Whole30 or whatever diet I was currently on) that I couldn’t fathom that there were people who DIDN’T spend all their time thinking about what they put in their bodies. And I was given so much attention and praise for losing weight and changing my body that I made it a top priority to maintain that body, and couldn’t understand those who didn’t make weight loss a priority - after all, if I could do it, anyone can!
I wish I could go back to 2013 and smack myself for feeling so smug and virtuous for my perfectly clean diet and those short-lived visible abs. Today, I know that no diet makes anyone more virtuous, or less, than anyone else. You might feel really damn good about sticking to your keto meal plan, or being vegan, or rocking paleo, but that doesn’t make you better than those who choose not to diet, or who don’t have the privilege to follow a special diet even if they wanted to. It’s also hard not to feel superior in this society for having the body type that is promoted as ideal - you might not realize the privilege that that body affords you, and you might be oblivious to the stigma attached to less “ideal” bodies, but you’re still not better than anyone else because of your body.
The next time you’re tempted to judge someone based on what they eat or how they look, I hope you’ll trade that judgement for a little compassion and a lot of respect. Everyone deserves respect, no matter their diet or body size. #strongeru
Sunday’s Meal Prep! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sometimes, I like to relax on Sunday’s, but then I tell myself if I don’t prep I won’t be eating. So, I change my mind, and prep. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
M1: Protein Shake (not shown)
S1: Strawberries & 2 Hard Boiled Eggs
M2: Brown Rice Pasta & Ground Turkey
S2: Siggi’s Icelandic Yogurt & Apple
M3: Turkey Burgers on Sweet Potato Buns and Purple Cabbage
This week’s meal prep was a success! In two hours, I was able to cook everything times two! Definitely proud of myself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What’s on the menu?! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
M1: Protein Shake (not shown) + Grapefruit ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
S1: Greek Yogurt + Almonds + Dried Cranberries
M2: One Pan Chicken Fajita + Brown Rice
S2: Celery Sticks + Peanut Butter
M3: Spaghetti Squash + Ground Turkey Meat Sauce
S4: Almonds + 1/2 Green Apple (not shown) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Yes, I take in a lot of carbs. Right now, I am mass gaining so 40-60% of my meals are a mixed between simple and complex carbs.
This week I had a lot of time on my hands, so I #mealprep just lunch and dinner!
Trying different meals to add some change to my diet.
Lunch — brown rice, chickpeas, spinach, carrots, and eggs
Dinner — Brown rice pasta, red peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, and shrimp.
Sometimes, we all need a little motivation
People always ask me how long I been mealprepping and I never have a precision answer.
I usually just scroll down my page and find one of my first few posts and tell them I been prepping since this picture. 😁
Then, I realize how far I've come, and great things do happen with some dedication. So, before you let your mind give you a million excuses why you can't do something train your mind to show you how you will do it.
Calories 2119 (P 114 C 325 F 73)
Full day of food! I don’t know what I would do without mealprep
Meal 1 Brown Rice + Chicken + Broccoli
Meal 2 Brown Rice + Shrimp + Orange Peppers
Meal 3 Brown Rice Pasta + Meatless Meatballs
Snacks Eggs + Carrots + Almonds + Orange
Buddha bowl for dinner tonight.. packed with vegetarian protein.
Iceberg lettuce, corn, boiled egg whites, chickpeas, pepper stir fry and my favorite roasted sweet potatoes! With some coriander leaves
Alittle variation on Incline DB flys
Rotated the DBs at the top to bring the top on the DBs together and squeeze. Pull out those muscle fibers across the top the of the chest💪
Nutrabio Intra Blast+L-Citrulline
Nutrabio Classic Whey+SuperCarb
❗️Use Code DAWN3 Nutrabio to Save ❗️
A comer!! .
Os he dejado por stories toda la comida al completo; como ya tenía foto de la lasaña del otro día... digo pues voy a aprovecharlas jaja .
🔸lasaña que sobró del sábado.
🔸champiñones a la plancha.
🔸tomate en ensalada con ahíto en polvo y un chorrito de vinagre.
Un té matcha de postre y a trabajar ✌🏻
Hello Meatless Monday! A little glimpse of afternoon sunshine peeking through the clouds. It was just in time to catch my brown rice , vegan mozzarella , and portobello mushrooms seasoned with white pepper from Morocco, chili flakes, sea salt and sumac from @zahr_spices , and finished with fresh basil🍃
Finally! Two weeks without foodprepping felt like a lifetime, but I won't lie it definitely felt great! Plus, I got to try a lot of different restaurants, and I love to eat, but you can see that already 😁
Rushing today? Here's a quick meal prep from @saltandlavender! 👍
Meal prepping today? Try these easy Teriyaki chicken meal prep bowls. Four meals done in 30 minutes. Boom. ✨⠀
⇢ Clickable recipe is in my profile @saltandlavender