Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Healthy Fats and Unhealthy Fats

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Healthy and Unhealthy Fats 
So the word fat is usually associated with unhealthy because we usually think that eating fat will make us fat simply because of the name of it. But that isn't really the case and it is a lot more complicated than that. There are two types of fats. Trans Fats and Saturated Fats are very unhealthy and can lead to heart disease and many other health problems(1). But there are two different healthy fats that I noticed after I got 2 $100 gift cards to Trader Joe's so I started shopping there. They are called Monounsaturated Fat and Polyunsaturated fat. I usually by the vegetable root chips at Trader Joe's which on the nutrition facts shows these two fats. Btw, the vegetable root chips at Trader Joe's are spectacular and I would totally recommend them to anyone because they taste good and are healthy. Anyway, let's look at the health benefits of Poly and Mono Unsaturated Fat. They can lower your cholesterol, they give you omega 3 and 6 fatty acids that are essential for brain function and cell growth, reduce your blood pressure and also control your blood sugar(1). Remember, not all fats are bad. 


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Update: My current weight is 185 Pounds

I am currently at my lowest weight since I started my weight loss journey 2 years ago. I remember in May of 2017 when I first started, how hopeless I felt. How terrible I felt about myself. How unhappy I was with the person that I looked at in the mirror. Desperate for change. Desperate to be healthier. After 2 years, I can say that I have become the best version of myself and I couldn't be happier with the changes I have made. My highest weight was 295 pounds. Remember that if you are just starting your journey, never lose hope. Anything is possible. I believe in each and every person that is trying to lose weight and become a better version of themselves. Don't let anything or anyone discourage you! You are amazing and I believe in you! It isn't easy, in fact, it is pretty damn difficult, but it is 110% worth it! I can honestly say that while my life isn't perfect today, it is a hell of a lot better than it was when I had to carry 110 extra pounds of body weight.

Loose Skin; the battle scars of weight loss

Loose Skin; The Battle Scars of Weight Loss 
Those of us who have lost a significant amount of weight all have loose skin. Some of us have more loose skin than others depending on your genetics and what not. The important thing is that we don't let it bring us down and see it as insecurity. If you are going on a weight loss journey of losing a lot of weight, like between 75-100 pounds, you need to remember that there is going to be a huge chance you will have loose skin. It is definitely worth the tradeoff if you ask me. I would trade having a healthy body for some loose skin. Remember that these are signs of how much you have changed. That loose skin is your battle scars from all the hard work and dedication you put into losing weight. It shows the sacrifices you have made to change your body. You should be damn proud of yourself! Don't let loose skin get in the way of being happy after your weight loss.