Happy New Year lovelies! I hope you had a great time enjoying Christmas. Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you all for reading my blogs, you are amazing and we are going to rock this new year – get your seatbelt on 2018 we’re coming for you!
Let me tell you a little something… I was having coffee with my beautiful friend Sasha and she told me that her New Year’s resolution was to be healthier. I stopped her right there. Girl, don’t be like everyone else. After Christmas people rush to conclusion that in the new year they will only eat salads every day and juice cleanse. Is that sustainable? I told Sash instead of saying you want to become healthier why don’t you rephrase it like ‘I want to have more energy’ or ‘I want to improve my skin’ or even ‘I want to include more veggies in my diet.’ All of these things are incorporating a healthy lifestyle but you aren’t stamp proofing it with fad diets and pressure that will most likely make you quit in February.
The fitness industry loathes this time of the year. It is like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow to most businesses ringing in high sales. I am ecstatic that more people are getting into fitness. However, my stomach turns at the thought of people being sucked into the fake detox trap!
So without further ado, here’s my tips on how to overcome the fake detox!
Read through the lines
Pills, teas and supplements I’m talking to you! Queue insta girl with a tiny toned waist and large bust smiling at a cup of tea. What could be so funny about a cup of tea? Especially when the product that they are promoting has the potential to seriously harm someone’s health.
Brands like to sugar coat and almost disguise the dangers behind the product by using words such as low calorie, detox, skinny, thin, happy, weight loss, reduce bloating, it’s all just a sickening cover up to target vulnerable people.
Reinforce the thought of the unhealthy factors that the product has and this will help to look at the product and it’s supposedly benefits in a negative way. Just stay clear.
Do your research
Type into google ‘skinny tea’ and you’ll find many shocking reviews and blogs about the truth behind the ingredients used in the weight loss drink.
Diving into research about nutrition helps to sense about what vitamins and minerals are important for your health. Articles, blogs, documentaries, scientific findings, tv reports, there’s plenty of it so be smart and get reading lovelies.
Speak to a nutritionist/trainer
We like to look to someone of authority in a specific profession for their opinion and advice. Any qualified nutritionist or personal trainer with years of experience will be more than happy to fill you in on the dangers of sacrificing your diet in exchange for certain teas, pills and supplements.
Just like other toxic things in your life you need to find a way to get rid of them, in order to create positive thinking. Unfollow the negativity and you’ll be less likely to consume their misleading marketing and also keep your newsfeed fresh. Who’s already bored of the tea pictures? Let’s see something new.
Just do YOU
Finally, just be YOU. Not that ‘insta-famous’ girl posing in her bikini holding a cup of tea, nor that guy who is half naked with a tub of pills. Just you. Take pride in your own goals no matter how big or small they may be.