Can this help you meet your weight goal?
Can this help you meet your weight goal?
Dual type (as per tcaudilllg)
Enneagram 2w1sw(1w9) helps others to live up to their own standards of what a good person is and is very behind the scenes in the process.
Tritype 1-2-6 stacking sp/sx
I'm constantly looking to align the real with the ideal.I've been more oriented toward being overly idealistic by expecting the real to match the ideal. My thinking side is dominent. The result is that sometimes I can be overly impersonal or self-centered in my approach, not being understanding of others in the process and simply thinking "you should do this" or "everyone should follor this rule"..."regardless of how they feel or where they're coming from"which just isn't a good attitude to have. It is a way, though, to give oneself an artificial sense of self-justification. LSE
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Being vegan, I already fit most of those, and alcohol was cut from my system over a year ago. Cutting the sugar and caffeine may help, but even those are more limited than they once were. At times I wonder if I'm following in the footsteps of my family with an under-active thyroid.
I don't understand the struggle of weight gain, mostly because I stop eating once I'm full. I physically can't eat anymore. I eat healthy, (mostly whole foods) but even if I eat junk I don't really notice a huge change in my weight, only in my energy.
I tried the vegan thing once as an experiment and I felt so lethargic and weak. I had to start eating lean meats again to feel normal.
Right now I pretty much don't give a fuck about gains though. I found that the more I stress about it, the more I lose my appetite. The more you enjoy life and stop caring about that crap, the better you'll end up looking and feeling imo.
Martisa, it seems like an interesting diet but I have tried so many things at this point I just don't have the strength anymore. I just watch my calories and try to workout.
I've been able to eat whatever and how ever much I want and stay slim and relatively skinny for as long as I can remember.
The only reason I've adjusted my diet over time is because of skin problems (acne) and other health benefits.
“Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”
Originally Posted by Gilly
You guys make me feel like a freak sometimes. Do ANY of you have problems gaining weight? Something just doesn't seem right here. The majority of people I see IRL are slightly overweight but yet somehow here, everyone is magically in shape.
There have also been studies that have shown a link to gut bacteria and cravings/weight gain. They can release chemicals to your brain that make you crave certain sugary foods that they thrive on, which is kind of crazy. There has also been other links to gut flora and mood changes. Your gut is more connected to your mind than you would think. I'm a big believer in probiotics and fermented foods for a lot of reasons.
This also reminds me of a documentary that I saw a while back that you may find interesting. They focused on studying naturally thin people and found the reasons why they stay slim:
Btw I've never seen you as chubbs, Jessica. You've always looked fit in your pictures, so it may just be your mind psyching you out.
@op: just exercise (doesn't have to be at a gym.. take up gymnastics or rock climbing if you want something interesting). jog to work to save time. eat low-glycemic foods that release energy slowly and stay away from processed crap and refined sugars.
A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; It cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows the other. Mao Tse Tung
I think I may have some kind of really bad body image or something. IDK. I think I place too much importance on the numbers on my scale. I just get really insecure because I used to be rail thin and now I can't get under a certain weight for anything, no matter how hard I try. I just see women with these amazing toned bodies and it's just like...how? I've never had that.
Whenever my pants start getting too tight, I cut back on the amount of food I eat. Likewise, when my pants start falling down, requiring me to wear suspenders, err, I mean a belt, I know I need to eat a little more.
That and I'm too cheap to buy new pants.
I forget to eat so much and I get so cranky.
The mind a killing weapon
The heart an open wound