Skinny fat / Fat skinny – why you’re rotting

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You’re skinny. You never have to work out because you just can’t gain weight. You’re a “lucky skinny girl”, you have “great genes”….blah blah blah.

What if your luck was actually a curse? On the outside you look amazing (ish) but on the inside, you’re falling apart.

I took this AMAZING 😉 picture of myself in the washroom today just before I went to work out and was reminded that of an experience I needed to blog about.

I was prompted to write this post after a short vacation we took to Mexico last month. While strolling by the beach, a young girl in front of us was preoccupied with a conversation on her phone. Twenty, thin and wrinkle-free, I was drawn to her as she walked ahead wrapped in a towel. I looked her up and down (as most females at least do) and as I came to see her knees and what dangled below them, I was shocked. Twenty-four inches of noodles held together by feet and knees stood erect, tubular and without shape. Slightly bowed, thin and tanned.

I looked at my partner and said “please tell me that my legs do NOT look like that, they’re so dead looking!” He quickly responded with a “NO!” and something like “gee, those things have no shape….”

My mind swam with all of the STUPID ideas that women have been made to accept, and I was mad. Nuts are fat, avocado is fat, coconut milk is fat, you have to weigh XXX in order to be sexy…diet, lean cuisine, Dr. Bernstein, Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers. I mean c’mon, space food in micro-portions, filled with preservatives, GMO’s and carcinogens, burned to a crisp in your microwave is healthier than eating heaps of REAL food and moving your body???

There’s something very wrong with this picture.

And so the person that lingered up the beach before me bore the resemblance of what I see so often in the mainstream media and unfortunately in the general public.

Skinny-fat people, as they are sometimes called, fall prey to some pretty harsh health realities because of the neglect and damage they unknowingly subject their bodies to. Namely a lack of exercise/nutrition. Heart disease, type 2 diabetes(not just for fatties), dental hygiene damage, hair loss, dermatological issues, stress, depression, anxiety…..you name it.

Why you would neglect your HEART, the force that gives you life, I do not know. But PLEASE, please for your own sake, educate yourself. Go for a walk, do some weight training, be active, see the world. There is a happier, healthier, more amazing person in that tiny flabby body, I promise.

If you choose not to, that’s your life, but please, for the love of all things holy, do not breed. The world does not need any more people with nothing to give back. Even better, get yourself fixed.

If you want help, Google is there for you. If not, I am. You can do it.

The big “O”

Leading an informed lifestyle can be torturous. Not only do you come upon a tonne of information that both shocks and appals you but, conflicting stories and opinions can start you into a tailspin of confusion about what ethical and heart-based decisions you can make.

Fear not, the quick answer to this is to not beat yourself up about it. You can only do so much, and caring about slow food, farm to table and small-time community initiatives (CSA’s, Farmers Markets, Eating in season…) are a great place to start.

Organics are tricky because, like most things, once the “big boys” get ahold of terms like green, local, organic etc…they start to bastardize their intended meaning…leaving us all, well, throwing our hands up in the air.

While I try not to beat myself over the head with info, I definitely like to keep a personal mandate of NOT supporting big business, especially big agribusiness and big pharma.

I found the chart below exceptionally helpful when trying to weed out “bad” organics from my very saintly regular grocery shops. Hope you find it helpful too!

Infographic Organics 

 

Flu Vaccine Ingredients – a short listing for your information this year!

What’s in that flu shot you got? Well, I hope you educate yourselves about all the possiblities before you take the plunge. Just like smoking, street drugs, alcohol and even topical lotions/potions, you should ALWAYS know what your putting into your bloodstream. 
Are the companies who make these drugs ethical? Novartis, Glaxosmithkline, Pasteur…..there’s a big business in drugs people! Take a Bloomberg Minute here: Article
A listing of ingredients from the Government of Canada: 
Articles
Aluminium
Thimerosal
ArticlesQuotes
Quotes
Thimerosal
Synergistic toxicity
Vaccine ingredients 1
Vaccine ingredients 2
Nano particles
Peanut oil
Contaminants
Human DNA
Adjuvants
Aluminium
Squalene
  Monophosphoryl lipid A (MPL, ASO4)
  MF59
65
Freund’s (FCA)
Sodium borate
QS-21
AS03:
Squalene,
Tween 80
(Polysorbate 80)
DL-α-tocopherol Preservatives:
Alcohols
Glycerine
Neomycin
2-phenoxyethanol (2-PE)
Streptomycin
Polymyxin B
Mercury

Formaldehyde
Detergents
Sodium deoxycholate
Stabiliser/solvent:
Tween 80
Triton X-100

Bovine
Canine kidney cells
Human fetal cells
Gelatin
Methiolate
Monkey kidney cells
MSG
Phenol Allergy reactions
Allergies
Anaphylaxis
Vaccines used to induce disease in animals
A-Z
2-phenoxyethanol (2-PE)
65
Alcohols
Allergy reactions
Allergies
Aluminium articles
Aluminium
Anaphylaxis
Articles
Bovine
Canine kidney cells
Contaminants
Freund’s (FCA)
Formaldehyde
Gelatin
Glycerine
Human DNA
Mercury
Methiolate
Monkey kidney cells
M
onophosphoryl lipid A (MPL, ASO4)
MF59
MSG
Nano particles

Neomycin
Peanut oil
Phenol
Polymyxin B
Quotes
QS-21
Sodium borate
Sodium deoxycholate
Squalene
Streptomycin
Synergistic toxicity
Thimerosal articles
Thimerosal quotes
Triton X-100
Tween 80
Vaccines used to induce disease in animals
Vaccine ingredients 1
Vaccine ingredients 2
5 reasons to NOT get a flu shot – CLICK HERE
ACTUAL flu vaccine labeling:
Why won’t I be getting the shot again this year? I’ll tell you.  
Ethics are highly lost in this game of legal drug pushers. How are the vaccines incubated? In chicken embryos. How are those harvested? Is it ethical to support the Glaxosmithklines of the world? How do drug companies dispose of their toxic wastes? Who are those who have been polluted by drug company run-off and how are we shedding light on that situation? How many people are “saved” by the shot? What happened to our natural immunity? 
It’s a big business, without ethics, one I won’t support!