Don't expect anyone to understand your journey, especially if they've never had to walk your path ✌️.
First starting this platform, Fit and Fearless, I started it for ME. I was in a really uncomfortable spot in my life, and this was my outlet to recovery and getting healthy again, to keep me accountable and share my journey ❤️.
When I moved to NYC in 2011 I was recovering from an eating disorder that I'd had since highschool, where at my lowest I was 89lbs. The battle between starving yourself, binging, purging, working out until I had nothing left to give... It's something I wish NO one had to experience.
When I started to slowly recover, my metabolism was so out of wack that I gained 50lbs in a year and a half. What made me feel even worse - I was working in the Fashion Industry around beautiful men and women who not only had status and money, but were also sample size. I was almost 160lbs (25lbs over my healthy weight.)
I was back to old habits, overweight and so miserable in my own skin. I hated the way I looked in the mirror, and even more how I looked in photos (I can barley find any pictures from when I was at my heaviest😔.) I know what it's like to struggle from body image issues. You feel alone, beaten down, unwanted, ugly, but more importantly, you don't feel like yourself.
Fast forward to NOW, and I'm in one of the best places physically and mentally that I've ever been. I'm becoming more and more comfortable with my flaws ❤️, I'm not obsessed with the scale, and being stick thin. I want to be STRONG 💪inside and out. I will never let a number or size define me again, and that is one of the most beautiful feelings 🙌.
I want to continue using this platform to support all my badass followers! We should NOT be defined by a number on the scale or Size of our jeans. Abs do not make you more beautiful. What's beautiful is being able to enjoy actually enjoy life 🙌. To not obsess about every little thing you put in your body! I know how hard it can be within our society to try and fit in this box of beauty, but trust me, when you can actually just BE YOURSELF, it's a feeling that no size on your jeans can change. Keep loving on yourself 😘.
Why it SUCKS to be nutrient deficient 👇🏼
❗️Upfront Note: If you eat egg whites daily, you’re going to want to read this. 👀🥚
You know the phrase, “it’s the little things?”
It works for more than just relationships.
It’s the little things that can keep your body FULLY functioning at its absolute best.
I’ve made posts on the importance of micronutrients before, but have LEARNED the importance of this over the course of the past week.
I haven’t been feeling right.
I chalked up the symptoms to pregnancy, but I know my body.
This was different.
I’ve been tired, but more than ever.
Stressed (for no apparent reason).
Just overall not feeling good. 😞
Instead of looking to “bandaid” it with medication, coffee, supplements, or another “easy” way out, I chose to look at the biggest funnel of it all: my diet. 🥦🥑🍇🍑🍎
I have been eating egg whites 1-2 times a day for about 1-2 months straight (as it’s been one of the few foods I can tolerate with morning sickness).
Egg whites contain high levels of the protein (“Avidin”) that binds to the nutrient Biotin, and prevents absorption.
When you are biotin deficient, it can lead to anemia, brittle hair and nails, hair loss, lethargy, depression, and even hallucinations. 🌀
🚨 Disclaimer: I have NOT had blood-work done to prove this, but I’m almost positive this is the case. 🚨 Worried about nutrient deficiencies? Get a blood work panel done! 💉
Eat your leafy greens.
Eat your beans.
Eat the WHOLE egg.
And most importantly, choose VARIETY. 😬 #GetMoFit #KnowledgeIsPower
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