1: The Quick Fix
“Eat this and you’ll lose 300lbs in 1 month.” Bullshit. Sorry, folks, but there are no quick fixes to your health. The only reason companies tell you they have a “quick fix” is to make money. It never works. Health = health living. Period.
Meditation has been scientifically proven to help beat depression, anxiety and many other health complications. But did you know that meditation is also proven to have some serious health risks? You rarely hear, for instance, that meditation causes seizures. Well, here’s the proof of the negative health effects of meditation.
3: Diet Fads
How many diet fads are there in the world? Far too many. There was the whole Atkins craze; lot of good that turned out to be with people dying from it. Now it’s all about “Juicing.” Sorry, if you want to lose weight and be healthy there are only two things you will ever need to do: 1) Eat a regular healthy diet, 2) Exercise. Can we shut up about the fads now please?
4: Positive Thinking
“Think positively and you’ll change your life.” Bullshit. There’s only one thing that’s ever going to change your life: action. If you want your life to change, work on it. That’s it. End of story.
Health retreats have become the rage recently. But you’ll also notice that the amount of news stories about people going to a retreat and either dying or being seriously injured or becoming seriously ill, have gone through the roof. “Come to our intensive weight loss retreat, it will shock your body into permanent illness.”
6: Putting Shit on Your Face
“This oil will make you look 20 years younger.” But I’m 18. LOL.
The amount of products women are putting on their faces these days is turning them into walking cakes. Here’s a good idea for older women who want to look young: Get over it and accept your age. There’s nothing wrong with looking your age.
7: The NEW Exercise Craze
It seems that every single month there’s some new exercise craze taking the world by storm. We’ve gone through TurboJam, Zumbo, “Shaking Weights” and Hot Yoga (the last of which has been known to cause deaths). People have been exercising since the time they were living in caves. We don’t need new exercise fads, we just need to exercise. Here’s a pair of trainers, go for a run; done.
8: Weight Loss Pills
Given that pills come with all manner of side-effects, isn’t it darned sight better to just eat healthier? Vegetables are not going to kill you. Have you ever seen an axe-murder-carrot? Didn’t think so. Eat veg, people, lots of veg.
9: Ditching Meat
There are many pros and cons of a vegetarian diet. Pro: you’ll lose weight. Con: some people develop serious illnesses because they’re not getting the right nutrients that their bodies need. Vegan is even worse, and is highly unsuitable for many people. But here’s the simple fact of the matter: we don’t need to stop eating meat, we just need to eat a little less of it. Eat in moderation and you’re going to be fine.
10: Celebrities Who Lose Weight After Having A Child
If there’s one type of story that the media love it’s about celebrities who lose tons of weight after having a child. The problem is, many of those celebrities lose weight in unhealthy ways. Giving birth is a serious challenge for your body. Afterwards, your body needs time to relax and return to normal. It doesn’t need an intense diet and extreme exercise, that’s strain on top of strain that could lead to severe illness. Rather than rushing to lose weight it’d be a darned sight more impressive if those celebrities accepted themselves and perhaps saw the beauty in their bodies after having a child, without rushing to get thin again.
Conclusion: Someone needs to put some Depends on the mouths of health journalists, cause man are they talking shit.