"For anybody who knows anything about weight loss and nutrition, you will immediately recognize how shallow, and ultimately harmful, only focusing on calories can be. That is because:1) A healthy body cannot be measured simply by poundage; and2) Fewer calories do not equal good nutrition.
It is especially saddening because of the blatant misinformation fed to women by the media about how to be fit, or even, what fitness is.
"Toned" is MUSCLE, goddammit, just call it by it's effing name! Muscle.
When women want to get "toned" they are saying the female word for "muscle." They often don't know that "toned" actually means "muscle," and they would never actually say, "My health goal is to build muscle." But what is a round, shapely butt made out of? Muscle.
How does an abdomen stop being jiggly? Muscle. How do you get a back that doesn't produce bra-bulge? Muscle.
Adriana Lima, Victoria's Secret Angel and one of the most successful supermodels in the world, works her perfect butt off by boxing. She's not a twig, and I would bet good money that she could literally beat the crap out of you! See all that supa' fine definition on her midsection? That's muscle.
Please do not throw your own physical -- and mental -- potential out the window by starving yourself into skinny bliss. It's not worth it. And trust me, it's not bliss."article via +Danielle Heffernan on Twitter