People often ask me about health & fitness because I was so involved in that industry for so many years and I still post about great programs, blogs, books, trainers, online classes, programs etc. (like Denise Austin-who was the first person I trained with in the late 80s to get certified, Michelle Bridges, Mari Winsor, Tracey Anderson and workouts like Barre3, The Bar Method, Zumba, etc).
Here is what I'm going to say.
1) Just because someone has starved themselves and lost a ton of weight, that does NOT make them an expert.
2) Just because someone runs or goes to the gym, that also doesn't make them an expert.
3) People who give sweeping advice like, 'be gluten free, be vegan, only eat 1000 calories a day' etc.. are not qualified to tell you, or anyone else how to be healthy.
4) Also, SKINNY does NOT equal healthy, this is a dangerous concept.
These are important things to remember.
If you want to lose weight or get healthier, please go to your fitness club and speak to a trainer or someone who has been certified. Those certifications exist for a reason. Those of us who went through all that grueling training learned about health, weight loss, exercise programs and how to train others.
I'm not currently training anyone, but I do plan on opening a Barre3 Studio soon, (within the next 3 years is the plan). This was my life for more than 10 years and I continued while working in animation because I'm passionate about health and fitness and helping others reach their goals.
I get frustrated seeing people self-publish books and or posting on social media on what to do for someone to be healthy, it's VERY DANGEROUS! VERY.
Here are some names that you can Google of people, workouts and places to get information, and there are so many more. Just please always do your research.
The Bar Method
24 Hr Fitness
The Blue Zone Diet
Do your research. Talk to your doctors and or gym fitness manager. Don't ever follow fads or extreme diets. Listen to your body. Eat healthy.
If you want to add to this list, please feel free to add into the comments. Thank you so much!!