Welcome to episode 5 of the Real Talk with Dana Podcast – 6 Social Media Lies about Being Healthy!
It’s the time of the year for New year’s resolutions, setting new goals for your health, for exercise, for food, sleep, meditation, the whole 9 yards. But today on the podcast I want to talk to you about not letting other people, in particular the media and social media, determine what you think you SHOULD do to be healthier this year.
You know all those women’s health magazines, instagram accounts, etc. that are telling you how to “eat healthy,” “get 6-pack abs,” or a tiny waist and big butt, and “lose 10 lbs in 7 days!”? The pinterest boards titled “#fitspiration” and “fitness motivation”? Just google “fitspo” and you’ll see what I mean: “Suck it up, and one day you won’t have to suck it in.” “This month’s choices are next month’s body.” Three months from now you’ll thank yourself. Or the worst of the bunch, “What have you done to earn this today?”…plastered on top of an image of 8-pack abs.
If you listened to all this advice, what you SHOULD be doing is 1) not eating a lot at all, mostly vegetables, and never any sweets or treats 2) exercising a ton 3) pushing through all your workouts, using all your willpower and motivation 4) not ever allowing yourself to eat anything off your “clean eating plan”…and if you do all that, you’ll have 8 pack abs or a perfect hourglass figure, a nicely sculpted butt, and very little body fat. Right? And then here’s the thing. When you DON’T do all those things and DON’T see those results, you think it’s your fault. That you’re not motivated enough. That you don’t have enough willpower. That you must have done something wrong, because you did exactly what that instagram model told you to do, and you still don’t look like her.
spoiler alert: it’s bullsh*t.
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