According to Brooke, determining which one she is was fundamental in her weight loss journey. "I'm an abstainer," she told us. "I would love to actually be a moderator and to be able to moderate my intake, but that's just not how I'm wired." She explained that it took her a while to understand the way her brain and body work, but once she did, it was life changing.
Counting macros and tracking calories may be great ways to maintain control over your diet when you're trying to lose weight, but the downside is they're unsustainable over the long run and can easily lead to unhealthily obsessive habits. Eating healthy doesn't have to be a numbers game though. If you're trying to lose weight as part of a long-term lifestyle change, intuitive eating might be your answer.
Blogger and mom Katey Johnson shared a photo of herself in a fitted dress she had “no business wearing.” The post went viral and has inspired other women to do the same.
Strength training, cardio, and a healthy diet are said to make up the perfect formula for weight loss. In particular, the amount of cardio you need in order to lose weight has been up for debate - some people think you need a lot, while others think that it's all about strength training. "3,500 is the number of calories in a single pound of fat and therefore the number required for you to burn in a week to lose one pound a week," Lopez told POPSUGAR.
"We feel as though we need to follow society's stigma on what we should look like when in fact we should just do what we feel works for us."
A woman who was 'fat-shamed' by her own doctor used the incident to kick-start a new health and fitness regime which has seen her drop an incredible 10 stone.
You can count on Pink to sprinkle a little body positivity when it’s needed. The 37-year-old mum-of-two just delivered a dollop of realness to all women, particularly other new mums who are learning to love their new post-baby bodies.