MY FITNESS TRANSFORMATION (to those struggling with eating)

MY FITNESS TRANSFORMATION (to those struggling with eating)


*Ali Snap and Clap Rhythm Intro* Hey best pal-y, I’m Ali. And exactly one year ago, I told you about my accidental fitness transformation. Now I say accidental, because I wasn’t on some sort of regimen. But this year I was. And so, it’s time for another check-in…and rant. If you haven’t seen my first fitness transformation video, the link is in the description. Go watch that, because I just rewatched it after a year, and I was like, “Who is this chick? She’s hilarious!” Okay, enough about my brains. Let’s talk about my body. Here’s me 2 years ago. Here’s me 1 year ago. Okay, you’ve seen those before. Now for the big reveal. Wait, was that the same photo? Okay, let me show you them together. Okay, now you can see there’s a difference. Look, here’s the big difference: Year 1, I weighed 120 pounds. Year 2, I weighed 110. And Year 3, I weigh 120 pounds. I weigh the same in these 2 photos! The big difference is that I feel significantly more awesome in the “after” photo. Also, I transformed phone cases. The regimen I mentioned from this past year that I’ve been on is… Eating more. Yeah. That’s the big difference. And I feel actually a little naked talking to you guys about this, even though you’ve seen me in a bathing suit 3 times. But as a woman in our culture, I feel like I grew up–similar to a lot of people–with body image issues. And I spent a lot of my life trying to eat as little as possible. And that is no way to live life or be healthy. Or like, have a social life. But I’ve seen a lot of my friends struggle with the same thing. Where you’re always trying to eat less and less, and you always feel like you had too much. Now I would not necessarily call this an eating disorder. Actually, I’m gonna read this, so I don’t screw it up: There are certainly problems that are diagnosed and require rehab and have very serious physical symptoms. If you think that’s you, PLEASE get in touch with professionals. PLEASE reach out for help. I am NOT qualified to give advice on that. Okay. But I am trying to connect with anyone that constantly mentally struggles with food, and their friends and family might not even know it. Well, your BFFLs probably know it. I mean, a lot of my closest friends I remember connecting with over food-obsessing. My best friend in college and I would play this game called “get back to zero,” where we would work out an equal amount of calories that we took in that day. I can tell you that this body, eating right to fuel itself, looks and feels way better than when I was doing what might be considered exercise bulimia. So I’m here to tell you that this past year of my awesome regimen–eating more–has been fantastic. And to anyone that struggles with trying to eat as little as possible, I know it’s hard. You get down to like 800 calories, and your body kinda freaks out, and you stay looking like this. And then you drop to 500 calories, and your body kinda freaks out, and you STILL look like this. DON’T KEEP DROPPING! I know you get into a crazy cycle where it feels like you can’t eat normally, or you’ll get huge. But you CAN eat normally! And you’ll be fine, and your body and mind will thank you for it. Sure, ease yourself into it. Make sure you eat healthy, and stay active. And then, when you get hungry, stop trying not to eat! I know a lot of people make videos about this and just say, “Hey, be giant and be comfortable with your body.” And yes, I agree with that. You should love yourself even if you’re at a huge size. But actually, what I’m saying is that, you’re not gonna get huge! And I’m making this video to tell you this, because I wish someone would’ve told me 10 years ago. I spent so many of my days wishing that my day was over, because I didn’t want to take in any more calories until the next day. That’s SO sad. Wishing my life away? Don’t do that. Listen to your body. (Feed me!) If you’re still freaking out and want to be scientific about it, then look up calculating your active metabolic rate. I don’t necessarily agree with the “calories in, calories out” thing, but this will at least give you an idea. With math! I’m trying to get you on the path to figuring out what works for your body. Because I bet, if you really thought about it, you know that this “eating as little as possible” thing is NOT working for you. So you GOTTA try something else. And I suggest my new non-fat diet called: eating more! And then maybe you’ll want to move on to figuring out what types of foods work for you, or what times or activities. But first step: stop being always hungry! So you can figure out how to be happy Version 3, not obsessing Version 1. So one more time: You can do it. Your body will not punish you. It will actually respond pretty happily. Go for it. Oh, and if you know someone, or possibly several people, that grew up with body image issues and try and fix it with less food, you should share this video with them. Maybe over a healthy meal! *Ali Snap and Clap*

62 comments on “MY FITNESS TRANSFORMATION (to those struggling with eating)

  1. SOPHIA MOLLER Post author

    Ali this helped me thx so much ur amazing and ur so funny toπŸ˜‚πŸ’– love u AliπŸ˜‚

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  2. MedalGearSalad Post author

    Great advice. Lots of good folk go hungry because they're scared that they'll blow up, but they won't actually.

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  3. Honor Knight Post author

    Yeah, but now you've gone in the other direction and work out WAY too much. Unless you're training for the Olympics or an Iron Man competition, you can probably dial back your workouts by half and still be fine. Obsession takes on many forms, and working out too much is also not healthy. Cripes, you strained you back a few weeks ago and you were STILL working out!

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  4. skinny karl Post author

    I could not agree with this more. In my weight loss journey I tried to eat less but my body loves to burn the food I eat.
    Awesome job. Keep up the good work

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  5. Jillian Katerina Post author

    I struggled with an eating disorder for the majority of my life. Gotta say what you describe your (past) life like, you sound like most girls I was in treatment with. You don't have to be underweight to struggle with an eating disorder. But anyway I'm glad you're doing better, feeling strong, and are promoting health and wellness with a positive message. Way before this video I told my wife that I thought you either had or have some eating issues. I really am glad to hear you're doing well. Keep on eating..life's too short to be sad about pizza. πŸ˜‰

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  6. BillNicholsTV Post author

    Great great video – for years I was a personal trainer and my clients (mostly the female ones) would freak out when I would have them keep a food journal for 3 days before we started working together. They would come back in and a good percentage of the time I had to tell them to eat more, a lot of time a LOT more, as in 2x or 3x or they wouldn't get to where they wanted. They were eating 400-600 calories a day a lot of the time and living off coffee (I live off coffee though!) and they would have a mini breakdown when I would design meal plans for them. I would ask them for 6 weeks of following, then 6 weeks later (barring any metabolic issues) when they had more energy, they were losing fat, gaining muscle and sleeping better they were so happy.

    Great video Ali – important message!

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  7. The Oliver Pickard Post author

    you are awesome I could hug you right now this is an epiphany more women need to have

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  8. GeekyNerd Post author

    Thanks for sharing and being real Ali paly! I'm sure it was't easy but i loved the video!

    Also you really need to commit to a phone case haha!

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  9. Ireallyreally Hategoogle Post author

    Ali, great body, great mind, great video.

    The only thing that sucks is all the bullshit weight loss videos i got recommended by Youtube.

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  10. Steve Starr Post author

    As you discovered, skinny isn't "fit". "Fit" is "fit". Ali, you are so super awesome, love your videos.

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  11. Adam Albrec Post author

    So True. I lost 105 LBS by eating butter, pasta and lots of fresh veggies (just reducing sugar a lot).

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  12. Nell D Post author

    You're so pretty and awesome Ali! Someone who is struggling with being overweight. starving myself it doesn't work. Beautiful video Ali!

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  13. Six OfOne Post author

    I definitely don't have the problem of eating too little. I don't like being hungry and I'm good at making sure I'm not hungry. If I believed in reincarnation I would say I died of starvation in my previous life.

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  14. Nothing Post author

    Great video. I had a body transformation over the past year myself. Had a few serious health issues crop up last year, got put on all kinds of meds. I simply stopped eating sugar in any form and started running my ass around the block a few times a week. Dropped 40 pounds, and feel and look better than I have in years. I still eat a lot, but it's no longer shit… yeah, I miss pizza and will allow myself a slice on occasion, but the healthy food I eat can be as good (because I'm a good cook!). Oh, and most importantly, I'm off all the extra meds. It's more work, but it's so worth it.

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  15. Joey Echeverria Post author

    Thank you so much for sharing Ali. I'm so happy that you've found balance in your life and I hope others learn from your experience.

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  16. Rich LaMarre Post author

    AliSpags – great video and really incredible comments! Many people, including me, struggle with the whole thing – your 1st and 3rd pics were amazing examples of what you're talking about. Thanks!

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  17. Cym Tyr Post author

    Ali, thanks for posting this video. I definitely don't have an issue with eating, but I'm very hard on myself for how much I weigh. When I was in my early 20's, I weighed 145 lbs and had a lot of lean muscle. Now I'm about to turn 37, and I am down 30 pounds since December of last year to 220 lbs. It's a struggle, and ultimately I know I'm trying to improve my body image for myself and my health, though it was getting old having the ladies just look right through me. Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for your video. I wish I still lived in SoCal so we could meet for coffee some time, but sadly, that's not going to happen. Have a wonderful day!

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  18. Fred Wynn Post author

    Great job Ali… Muscle weighs a lot more than fatty tissue. Plus it demands calories to keep the body from consuming itself.

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  19. Fred Wynn Post author

    All three pics looked great by the way… But the fact you feel better is the proof you're doing it right.

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  20. Mick Martin Post author

    You're a STAR Ali and always will be. Great job! P.S. Thee was nothing wrong with the first photo! a picture of a beautiful young healthy intelligent funny woman.

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  21. Matthew Henderson Post author

    This is such a prevalent issue for current society, thank you so much for this video and for helping raise awareness. I'd like to think it was to a lesser degree but I too obsessed about weight and eating etc in the past and it felt so awful. Help is available people, and it's more than okay to seek it. =)

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  22. Taylor Post author

    I can relate to this on so many levels!! I have food anxiety which basically means that I'm an extremely picky eater because I have an extreme aversion to certain textures and to trying new foods. So my relationship with food has definitely not been a healthy one. It's a work in progress but my goal this year was to also EAT MORE FOOD because I finally figured out that my body feels good when I EAT! I would really like to put on some weight but maintaining it is hard enough when you live an active life. It's all a work in progress and I find myself doing better everyday. Thanks for sharing, it's always nice to know there are other people out there experiencing the same thing. (:

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  23. Macky Suson Post author

    πŸ’™ πŸ’™ πŸ’™ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ 😜😜
    I am hoping to show my transformation soon!

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  24. Dylan Davis Post author

    trust me guys have the same problem i know i definitely have body image issues i look at myself in a mirror and its terrible so i'm glad to here that you aren't having troubles with food anymore and that your happy with your body you look great. then again i think you look great in all those pics since your the most beautiful woman i've ever seen and i know it has very little to do with your extremely attractive body

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  25. Maxwell Schmidt Post author

    I'm a bit curious if you maintained the reduced sugar between 2 and 3 that you mentioned as part of the transformation between 1 and 2.

    Your transformations really are remarkable, and it's great that you're living so well that every year you accidentally get more beautiful.

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