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And please remember to share your thoughts in the comments… I’d love to hear what really spoke to you in the videos.
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Let’s talk about Keto, and whether it’s over-rated or misunderstood.
And do let me know your greatest take home from this in the comments.
I hate when I have a day off and I’m just twiddling my thumbs with no long to do list.
A few weeks ago, my laptop has an issue with power, so I wasn’t able to work for about 2 days straight.
I have basically had a mini anxiety attack, because I’m scared of doing nothing!
I feel like Chicken Licken….. the sky is falling on my head.
Toxic productivity is what I am suffering from
What are the signs of TOXIC PRODUCTIVITY?
Let me share 4 of them.
You work so much that it harms your health and personal relationships.
If you are ignoring basic human requirements like eating, sleeping, meeting friends and family and forgetting your other obligations and responsibilities, then you are falling into the trap of toxic productivity.
Having unrealistic expectations.
Expecting the same output from yourself everyday, irrespective of other factors and stressful situations.
Feeling guilty for taking a break or time off.
And when you do take time off, you feel as though your self-worth is reducing.
[That’s So Meeeeee!!! ]
Attaching your self-worth to how productive you are or how many hours in a day you have worked.
We see this everyday…. “Meeenn… I have worked so hard today!”
4 Ways To Get Over Toxic Productivity
Truth be told, very many of us are suffering from Toxic productivity. We feel like we must spend hours crunching numbers or churning out content, etc every single day.
It often comes at the price of family time, personal down-time, and more.
If this is you, don’t worry… You’re not alone!
So, what do you need to do to heal toxic productivity?
Let me suggest these 4 Ways to get over it.
1. Set realistic goals, that are achievable, can be adjusted as needed and also make you feel good.
You may be running around over working, but you aren’t actually meeting any big goals.
2. Remember that resting is not for the weak.
Enjoy breaks to rejuvenate, refresh your mind, without feeling guilty.
(This point is targeted to me….I need a spoonful of my own medicine here )
3. Listen to people around you, especially the ones you trust.
If your family and loved ones keep telling you that you’re letting work get in the way of your other responsibilities then it is time to change.
“Mum, are you still working…. Again?!?”
4. Take time to define clear work – life boundaries. How?
Set minimum hours of sleep you will get everyday.
Try and go to bed at the same time every day.
Spend quality time with family.
Simply no phones during dinner is a game changer.
If you find yourself caught in a toxic cycle of chasing accomplishments, remind yourself that your goals and your work can shift.
Remember to follow quality of what you are doing, and not just the quantity.
Did you find this useful? Let me know what you will implement in the comments.
Have a toxic free week!
I hear it all the time……
- Women’s metabolism breaks down when they turn 35.
- It gets harder to shift weight when you’re over 35.
- Your belly fat and love handles will never shift once you’re over 35
This is not true at all……
Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy.
Metabolism does not get broken or remain static, it ADAPTS to how we eat.
That is why you cannot be on a diet forever….the body adapts and you hit a plateau.
If want to look good in your 40s you have to manage the four important levers that drive metabolism.
If one of them is off, then it will affect how you look and feel.
Tired of Forever Being on a Diet?
My Forever 21 nutrition based weight loss program is now open for sign up.
Send me a message and I’ll let you know how we can work together.
Let 2021 be the year of difference for you, to reclaim your health and wellness.
Before you Go…
You might also like this post on “Women and our relationship with food”.
- What’s the deal with icecream, chocolate and cookies?
- Why must our weight go to our belly and thighs???!!!
- Comfort-eating… how can we manage it better?
Then, find out “What’s wrong with our food“ and why we’re so vulnerable to lifestyle diseases in this century.
Please share your biggest “AHA!” moment in the comments… I would love to hear from you.
Talk soon. Liz.
If you want to lose weight, you’ve got to prioritize proteins in your daily meal plan.
The main reason is that a high-protein diet reduces hunger, helping you eat fewer calories. This is caused by the improved function of weight-regulating hormones.
You see, Proteins are made up of building blocks called amino acids.
There are 2 Broad categories of Amino Acids: Essential and Non-Essential Amino Acids. 20 amino acids .
Essential amino acids:
Consists of 9 amino acids that your body cannot make. Your diet is the only way you can get these.
Foods which contain these 9 Essential amino acids are known as ‘Complete Proteins’.
Examples are meat, fish, eggs and dairy. These contain high levels of all nine essential amino acids.
Non-essential amino acids:
These comprise 11 amino acids, which your body can typically make from the 9 essential amino acids.
Foods which don’t contain all the essential amino acids are known as ‘Incomplete Proteins.
Plants tend to contain low amounts of at least one or two essential amino acids, depending on the category to which they belong.
For example, legumes and veggies tend to be low in methionine and cysteine, while grains, nuts, and seeds tend to be low in lysine.
The protein found in plants is also slightly more difficult for your body to absorb, compared with the protein in meat and other animal-based foods.
This is why vegetarians and vegans are encouraged to eat slightly more protein than meat eaters.
This can mean that they end up consuming more carbs than they need, and consequently, higher calories.
Want to learn how to balance these out?
My Forever 21 nutrition based weight loss program is now open for sign up!
Just hit the ‘Interested’ button and I’ll let you know how we can work together
If you enjoyed reading this post, I think you will like this one, where I get to de-bunk some myths on the protein in beans.
Much Love, Liz.