Episode 06 - Hansika Silva - Navigating Your Way Out of ‘Crash Dieting’ and Discovering a Better You

In the podcast, we talk about:
-Why cutting carbs and eating low calories may not be the best option for dieting. -The undiscussed consequences of eating low calories.
-Feeling lost in life and how using the gym helped her battle through this.
-The importance of starting small when making big changes.
-How to “win” in the constant game of comparison on social media.
-The challenges of building a healthy relationships with food and its link with building a healthy relationship with yourself.
-What it means to pursue a stronger self.

Content warning: there is some discussion on the topics of eating disorders

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Some super awesome quotes from the podcast:

“I remember just putting on a bikini in high school and looked at myself in the mirror and noticed that I changed and was not the person I used to be... eating everything and not caring what I was putting in my body”

“In high school I just felt lost... I didn’t know who I was anymore... I was watching youtube videos and saw Nikki Blackketter.... she inspired me to have a balance between fitness and having a life and going out to eat.... this is where I started to get into this fitness thing”

“For me, going to the gym and having that structure was good for me to help me with how I was feeling so when I was feeling lost.... [fitness] honestly got my life together”

“It's not like we can always be motivated to go the gym. There are days when I really don’t want to go.... but it has become a habit to go because I know how [good] it makes me feel after every time I go”

“When you are eating enough, sometimes your reproductive system can shut down... and I didn’t know that going into dieting... now I try to eat higher calories and balance it with a healthier lifestyle.”

“What you believe you become.”

“Focus on working hard today knowing that you are better than the person you were yesterday.... You are only in competition with yourself.”

“You are both a masterpiece and work in progress.”

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You can connect and find out more about what Hansika is up to on Twitter and IG @hansika_silva and YouTube via ‘Hansika Silva’
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And Together We Can Pursue Our #StrongerSelf

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Music by:
BVRNOUT & KROMATIKS - Follow Your Heart ft. Cadence Ludden (WiDE AWAKE Remix)
and
BVRNOUT & KROMATIKS - Follow Your Heart ft. Cadence Ludden

Caleb Spiro