I consider myself a positive person, but we all love to complain now and then! Here are 5 Health & Fitness Buzzwords/Phrases that annoy the crap out of me.
1. Clean eating. What the hell is clean eating? And why do people who say they "eat clean" sound so pretentious?
2. Gluten Free. When things are labeled gluten free, it bugs me because there are soooooo many people that eat gluten free that don't actually need to. Why do I care how other people eat? I shouldn't. This is a flaw I have that I am working on!
Funny story: I was once on a run and at one of the crew stops, a runner offered me a banana cookie they made using only bananas and oats. "These cookies have zero sugar in them and they taste soooo naughty!" she cooed. I looked her straight in the face and said, "They are made with bananas. There's a ton of sugar in them."
4. Toned. My best guess is that to get "toned" you must lose fat and build muscle. But some women are scared of "building muscle" because they think it means they will get huge and bulky. It's really hard for women to get huge and bulky and pretty much have to eat like it's their JOB to do so. Eat healthy and lift the heaviest weight you are able, and you will be on your way to looking "toned"- aka you will be losing fat and gaining muscle.
5. Using the word "core" instead of "abs". Your actual core involves more muscles than just your abs. Think hip flexors, erector spinae, and your glutes as well! I know this is a dumb one, but it makes me cringe a little. I have been guilty of saying it from time to time. I'm trying to change that.
Are there any words I use that annoy you? Be honest!! I CAN TAKE IT!!!