(Me @ TBTN 2016) And it continues: #metoo 👋🏼 literally about to go speak with a friend about heart hurting trauma & changemaking goals this morning, when this creepy +70 guy sits across from me at a coffee shop. He says nothing, but very, very not subtly stares at my breasts for maybe 10 min. Triggered, I say: can I help you? He says 'no I'm good here' & keeps staring. I don't have the time or energy for this crap, so I leave- he follows me out, I call my friend & walk away quickly, heading towards my 'deconstruct-rape-culture get-together' as planned 😒 this kind of thing is so normalized in our culture that I labelled it a small thing & brushed it off. But nope, this 'Small' thing, speaks to our culture in a Big way. This is such a regular occurrence for us, it is absurd. I'm not going to be silent about the 'small' things anymore because I'm not going to allow this to continue as our normal. My fire is fiercely ignited and I'm ready to shake some things up. We are just beginning 🔥 On that note- first Rehumanize fundraiser venue BOOKED! 🙏🏼 I encourage you to share your stories in the comments or anywhere if that feels right for you... look at the small things for 1 moment longer and you'll see that they're actually really friggin big ✊🏼☄️☄️☄️
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I recently put out a picture of some protein bars and invited comments as to what people thought of them.
Feelings were mixed and ranged from being a very handy option (especially if you’re in a pinch and can’t get to real food) through to too many ingredients, synthetic tasting and generally steer clear. .
Honestly, there are no right or wrong answers. Just like there really aren't any 'good' or 'bad' foods.....just better to worse decisions along a continuum.
But I want to draw your attention to this concept of 'net carbs' or ‘impact carbs’. What are they? Are they naturally occurring and ‘healthy’? Should you be concerned about them?
I wouldn’t be overly worried about the bars themselves. But what I do take issue with is how manufacturers and marketing teams are deceiving you in to making a choice which you think is a better one.
You’ll know that carbs come in a few forms. The simple creatures which are formed of one or two sugar molecules like honey and fruit. Complex carbs having more than two sugar units joined together and found in grains and starches like sweet potato, rice and oats.
And then you have fibre and polyols. Wait. Polyols? Huh?!? They’re sweeteners, are processed in a similar way to fibre, are naturally occurring in some foods but the protein bar versions have been modified in the lab to make them harder to break down in the gut. Hence you’ll be told they create less or no blood sugar/insulin spike. Hence the name, ‘low impact carbs’.
So ‘net / impact carbs’ are total carbs minus the ones which can only be partially broken down and absorbed, or not at all. Those include fibre and polyols.
The trouble is, research isn't conclusive on what affect these polyols actually have on blood sugar/insulin. The real bodily response could be much higher than what the manufacturers are implying or can get away with through trading standards. And of course every person will respond to them differently….just to make things harder to understand.
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Throwback from one of my first men’s physique competitions .. reminding me that I’ve been @globalformulas for coming up on 3 years which really says a lot. Most people don’t stick with the same supper for a month or two. And these guys give me things I’m still happy with and still love 3 years later @globalformulas
The last couple of days online has been shit
I always deal with ‘in my opinion’ an overwhelming amount of trolling, hate & generally people telling me I’m wrong about body positivity every day of the week!
I don’t know why the last 2 days have hit me harder than normal
“It shouldn’t” because well this is normal
The amount of hate I got in the last two days is normal for my account
That’s what I hate though that I’ve “normalised” it
That I block, delete, report & block, delete, report & block, delete, report until my eyes fall out of my head
That if I write back I’m feeding the trolls
That if I do nothing my comments section invites more & more people tagging each other to laugh, to mock, to argue with my amazing followers on here
That if I “let them get to me” I need to remember they are “sad people”
It’s not just college frat fatphobic, rascist, gun crazy white boys.
It’s the bopo people who hate on me but celebrate thin women in the community
It’s trainers and fitness fanatics spewing lols and telling me “eat healthy work out it’s not that hard”
It’s fat people who hate themselves telling me they are losing weight because they were unhappy and unhealthy & I am just “kidding myself”
It’s every hour block, delete, report
It’s people telling me I’m lying about having a past of eating disorders & that I’m lying now because obviously I still have one “binge eating - DUH!” I’m tired
I’m fucking triggered as an eating disorder survivor
I’m tired as a human being
And if you speak out you’re giving them platforms
And I should speak out
I don’t know why my account purposefully gets an extra amount of hate
But what I do know is I am tired
I know you will all want to give positive advice like to “focus on the good” etc and I know you mean well
However this isn’t one post, one comment, one reddit thread of me posted.
This is my life daily everyday
Just because I dare shed light on stigmas & try to give others happiness.
I don’t know what the answer is but staying silent when I struggle is not one of them.
Anyway here is a photo of me and my beloved Cameron. He is so wonderful in times of doubt.
Stay safe online people it’s a fucking minefield.
✨This week even though it’s only Wednesday, has been draining and stressful. But, I had today off so I made sure I felt beautiful and comfy on this hot October day. I got errands done and finished all the adult things I needed to do. So, here I am being happy, standing in my kitchen. ✨