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Posted by the IHML team - 27th March 2016
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Not many of us will be able to remember a day where confidence and body image were concerns best left to the rich and famous. These days if there's one thing that most of us will have in common; it's our own insecurities. From breasts, legs and stomachs, all the way to noses, hair lines and skin colours - there's really no limit as far as insecurity is concerned.
Over the last few decades, the concept of how we appear has taken on a whole new meaning. In the past, before surgical procedures, diet regimes and other drastic measures were an option, people simply had to accept the way that they looked, making the most of what they were gifted with. Nowadays, body modification is a top priority for people from all walks of life; so much so that even children are following suit.
But if we peel it back and get to grips with the cause, it all comes down to one thing and one thing alone - and that's aesthetic expectation.
So what exactly is this expectation?
Well, how we appear and what we are expected to look like are two entirely different things. Genetics play a huge role in this reality. It's an unavoidable fact that some of us will be far more likely to put on weight than others. It's also a fact that others might have slightly larger features, just as commonly as some people have smaller equivalents. The way that we are programmed defines who we are and how our bodies and defining features grow, so why is it now such a priority to alter the way that we appear?
The truth is that modifying our appearances isn't a new concept - the only thing that's changed is the demand for it. Millennia ago, our ancestors adorned their bodies with appearance-enhancing accessories. We're talking all the way back to the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Mayans. Body modifications were common and they typically served one of two purposes.
The first was to make the human body more physically appealing to members of the opposite sex; after all reproduction is an innate agenda for men and women from all walks of life. In the past, the shiniest jewels and the most colourful make-up nature had to offer were enough to captivate anyone's attention.
The second reason was to emanate a feeling of fear. The most brutal tribesmen didn't cover up their scars, tattoos, or markings - because the power of intimidation goes a long way. It's animalistic and appealing on a whole different level. But we're talking thousands of years ago, not now. These days, body modification is far more advanced - whether it's performed surgically, or with frequent trips to the gym. Changing the way that we appear can take a fraction of the time, but why do we still feel the need to do so?
As mentioned above, it all comes down to expectation. In the past, we weren't exposed to fashion magazines, offensively beautiful celebrities and aesthetically inclined career choices - at least not on the current scale. People had one of two choices; they either accepted how they looked and lost interest in being found attractive, or they dressed well, tidied their hair and made the best of their attributes. That's still going on today - the main difference is that insecurities are far more prevalent; no thanks to the modern vision of 'beautiful'.
This is what leads people to develop eating disorders; after all, what can one expect when they are consistently told that how they look simply isn't good enough? It's why thousands of people undergo plastic surgery each month and why just as many wish that they could. It's also why more people now spend hours in the gym than ever before. It's all because of expectation and the unfortunate side effect is that many of us are left feeling like we simply aren't good enough.
To make things worse, an entirely new generation are being brought up with even more aesthetically inclined priorities. Unless we act now, things will only get worse. It's okay to feel bad about yourself, it genuinely is and no medical expert will tell you any differently.
They won't disagree because it's an instinctive trait to want to appear as physically attractive as possible in order to attract a mate. So, does this mean that it's okay to starve yourself to death? Does it mean that you should feel obliged to modify your face until you resemble the hottest celebrity? What about adorning your body with all manner of accessories and markings to define who you are and what you feel?
If we could all come together and accept that we are all people and that we all look differently for a reason - then we are already half way to recovery. Self-awareness is a beautiful thing, but that's all that it is - a beautiful thing. You don't need to be self-aware to accept yourself, you just need to be able to acknowledge that only you have the power to feel comfortable in your own skin.
Regardless of what you look like, you have one thing in common with every other person on this planet; no matter how wealthy and no matter how different you may look. That similarity relates to your self-worth. You are worth something to someone out there, regardless of how you look. That person could be a sibling, a parent, a friend, or even a lover. If you feel like you're a little on the plump side, does it really matter? If you have a slightly longer than average nose, is it really that big of a deal? If you have excess hair, should it really be dominating your life?
You are beautiful, no matter how large, slim, short, scarred, impaired, or different you may be. Human instinct is to be with someone. We are supposed to find others attractive - this is what we are here for. Even if you don't find yourself attractive - you are. In fact statistically speaking, even if you were to be 8 foot tall, covered in scars and have skin as rough as sand paper - no fewer than 350 million people around the world would find you physically appealing. That's 5% of the world's population and this is a statistical fact.
The chances are that you aren't 8 foot tall, covered in scars with sand-paper skin - and even if you were you'd still have 350 million people to find you attractive! Your body image applies to the way in which you view yourself. Maybe it's time to stop expecting so much of yourself. Perhaps you simply need to step back and think about the sheer volume of people that would find you incredibly attractive.
You aren't beautiful because you look like the common acceptance of attraction. You aren't appealing because a magazine tells you. You are attractive because your instinct wouldn't have it any other way. Your assets outweigh your flaws and even your flaws are attractive to a minimum of 5% of the world's population.
You don't need to change yourself to be accepted. The only thing that you need to do is to look at yourself in the mirror and appreciate the way that you look. Your body doesn't need to be a temple - it just needs to be something that you appreciate. Self-confidence starts from within. Stop worrying about how others perceive you - after all they will have their own insecurities. Even those that look physically perfect will spend their days worrying about a particular trait or feature that they possess.
We are all in the same boat and it's an incredibly diverse boat indeed. The first person that needs to be convinced that you are fine the way that you are, is you. If we all spent a little more time considering each other’s' insecurities and reasons for unhappiness, the world would be a far more tolerant place.
If you genuinely hate something about your physical appearance, why are you the only person that feels that way? Open your mind a little, because if the people around you can accept you for who you are, then why can't you? You are fine just the way you are - beautiful in fact, so maybe you should remind yourself of that a little more often.
Dealing with the Loss of a Parent or Child
Posted by the IHML team - 14th March 2016
Sometimes it doesn't matter what anyone says; dealing with the loss of a loved one just doesn't get easier. Being able to think about the good times might help to ease the pain, but there's always that dreadful nagging feeling at the back of your mind - a feeling that seems to enjoy reminding you that you will never see, or speak to your loved one again. There are no closer bonds than those between a parent and their child. From a parents point of view, the pride in seeing a child take their first steps, drink from a bottle and even say their first words are things that we will never truly forget.
In reality, no amount of time or therapy can fill that void. Many of us look for ways out of the pain and even more turn to our closest friends and family for support. Losing someone that you love can be a truly lonely time more than anything else, so how can we expect to move on? We'll never forget their faces, nor their voices and why would we want to? Our loved ones are the closest things that we have in this world, and when one is taken from us, there is no easy way to move on.
Losing a child is a lot like losing a parent, in fact studies have revealed that the exact same emotions are experienced whenever a parent loses a child, as when the child loses a parent. Death is hard to accept. It's one of the only things in life that can be guaranteed. People have been dealing with death for thousands of years, so why is it still so hard?
In the past, our ancestors were shorter than we are now. We needed to grow taller to maintain our dominance over the planet. Our ancestors also possessed a host of traits that very few people do nowadays (bodies covered in hair, hunched frames and so on). We evolved physically so that we could better deal with all that life had to throw at us, so why do we still feel such pain and suffering when a loved one dies?
The answer is simple - it's because we are supposed to. We are supposed to feel grief and pain, because while we are in this heightened state of emotion, we grow as people. We learn what it means to have loved, to have lost. We understand the beauty of life and why every moment counts. Those moments spent with a parent or child aren't memories - they are still a reality and one that will live on forever. Perhaps it's spiritual, maybe it has more to do with science - but there's no denying that the power of grief is a very strong emotion.
So what are our options? On one hand we can close up and refuse to acknowledge what has come to pass. This can be especially challenging if the person laid to rest was a child. That feeling of 'what if' and 'what may have become' will always be there, ever present. A full life is something that all parents wish for their children and seeing these plans cut short can be devastating. The feeling of sadness can overwhelm us and even when we're surrounded by people, we can't help but feel alone.
On the other hand, we can do what we are supposed to do; instinctively and naturally and that's to grieve. Remember your loved one, think about the time that you shared together no matter how fleeting or distant it may seem now. Many people try to overcome a loss by trying to ignore the pain, or by hoping that it will get easier with time. All that this does is delay the grieving process and this isn't good for anyone. It's okay to cry. It's okay to step back from your current situation and responsibilities, to take some time to grieve.
If you have kids, leave them with a trusted family member for a while. If you live with family, tell them that you're going to go out for a bit. Find a safe, quiet spot and let it out. As you cry, your body will simultaneously release endorphins in an attempt to rebalance your emotions. By releasing your emotion, no matter how built-up it may be, you will be providing your body with the very best way to recover and feel better. You'll let go of guilt, longing and sadness; after all, your tears will be proof that you truly cherished your loved one that has now been laid to rest.
You don't need to show your strength by locking your sadness away. Express it in a secure, controlled environment and each time that you do, you will feel better for it. This is the way to grieve - naturally and without restriction. Your loved one is at peace. They can't be reached by bad people, nor will they have to suffer the hardships of life. Their fate had a different journey and one that will undoubtedly see their soul move on to a better place. Sometimes heaven just needs another angel.
What's the Big Deal About Body Image?
Posted by the IHML team - 17th March 2016
The weight loss industry is one of the biggest markets on the planet - and as with any over-crowded niche, there's guaranteed to be a huge difference in the quality of products. When it comes to losing weight with diet pills, it's easy to opt for any old brand, but in reality this can often lead to you wasting your cash, your time and your potential results. These days, weight loss pills are some of the most advanced around, and the top diet brands will have developed their collections under the guidance of medical experts and scientists alike.
If you're hoping to sieve through the time wasting products, lose weight and make sure that your hard earned cash goes towards substantial results, then take a look at these pills. They are by far some of the most effective around, and we'd even go as far as to say that they are 2 of the best diet pills on the market. We haven't heard of a single case where they haven't worked, and you'll find a whole host of information on each product below.
Nordic Chili Burn Pills from WeightWorld
It's no secret that red chillis are about as effective for weight loss as they are scorching hot. Weight World have gone the extra mile by harvesting the unique fat-burning properties of chilis, before presenting them as easy-to-swallow diet pills. Although you won't literally feel the calories being melted away (thankfully), you'll see the effects in no time at all. The tablets also contain green tea extracts, EGCG, B vitamins, magnesium and chromium which can all play a role in weight loss, as they help to speed your body's metabolism and aid in digestion.
Advantrim Extreme Fat Burner from WeightWorld
Here's another great pill from WeightWorld, this time in the form of the Advantrim Fat Burner. Unlike other pills that go to work by targeting excess fatty cells and attempting to break them down, this range instead focus on increasing your body's internal temperature. As your temperature goes up (in a completely comfortable manner, and with minimal risk of side effects), your metabolism will kick in to action - resulting in fat burning power like nothing else. The natural ingredients also act to supress appetites, adding an extra element of weight loss that eliminates the need for dieting or exercise. There's now a great deal on these tablets too, so don't hesitate to try them!
Order 90 tablets for just £25.99 here (currently 28% off!) They'll last a minimum of 6 weeks at 2 pills per day.
Could Carbohydrates be to Blame for Your Weight Gain?
Posted by the IHML team - 25th July 2016
There are three main components that make up every single type of food that we eat - and they are fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Although each is vital for the day to day functionality of the human body, one in particular has received a fairly hard wrap as far as its negative affects on the body can go. This nutrient is fat and although it can pose a variety of disadvantages, the truth is that it can only do so when another macronutrient isn't kept under control.
After extensive studies and years of research, it has recently been confirmed that carbohydrates are actually at the centre of weight gain and the nutrient has even been linked to conditions like diabetes. But what is it that makes this component as detrimental as it can be beneficial for our bodies? Well it's all in the way that our metabolism is able to process the nutrient.
Amino acids and proteins are considered the building blocks of life. Every single living organism to have existed and that currently exists, will require vast quantities of protein throughout their lifetime. This nutrient helps to replenish cells, repair damaged tissue and promote the growth of muscles and organs. Without it, the human body will begin to struggle and this is why even vegetarians require forms of protein to maintain their health and well-being.
The word fat is enough to strike fear into the hearts of many people, but is the apprehension really as founded as we have been led to believe? Sure, the fatty cells around our body consist of nothing but fat - but why are they there and what is responsible? A high-fat diet doesn't always mean that a person will have a body that features fatty layers; in fact as long as we exercise often and burn off the calories associated with fatty foods, there's really no reason why every ounce of the component couldn't be put to good use as energy. So what does that leave us with?
The average adult is expected to consume roughly 300 grams of carbs a day. The only reason for this is to allow our metabolism to function properly, especially where energy is concerned. This means that if you consume less than 300 grams of carbohydrates a day, your metabolism will have to turn to other sources within your body for energy. And what are these sources exactly? Well, the only macronutrient that possesses a composition that can be converted in to energy, or glucose; is fat.
So what does this all mean for your body, your weight and your potential to shed pounds?
Well, it all comes down to how many carbs are consumed on a daily basis. If you find yourself eating over 300 grams of the nutrient (the processing limit of your metabolism), your body will simply want to store the energy elsewhere. As a result, it will then retain any fat that you've consumed to act as a storage box to safely house the carbohydrate cell inside of.
If you don't require these cells to be converted in to energy, then this can lead to fat building up across your entire body over time. Unless you take the steps to demand that your metabolism calls upon these sources of energy (via exercise, for example), then you will find that your body will start to store more and more of these unwanted cells. So what is the best way to ensure that your body is able to burn off calories for energy, whilst eliminating any fatty cells that might already be present?
MINIMISE YOUR CARBOHYDRATE CONSUMPTION
It really is as simple as that. If you eat fewer foods that contain high volumes of carbs, your metabolism will be forced to turn to other resources inside of your body to keep you functioning properly. Consider carbohydrate the human bodies' instant source of energy, and fat to be your bodies' reserve stock. If you reduce your immediate resource, your reserves will start to be used and this can help you to lose weight healthily!