Ah, health enthusiasts! There’s always that one friend who keeps track of calories at a party and encourages everyone to hit the gym every once in a while. There is a chance that you might be that “one” friend too.
And that’s ok. It is completely fine to be cautious about your health and overall well-being. No one should shy away from this conversation. We know how hard it can be to avoid high-calorie meals in the office, keeping clear of that Nutella jar at home, and always looking out for a healthy snack at parties isn’t easy.
If people judge you based on your lifestyle at parties, honestly, it’s their loss! Obviously, you can’t individually go to everyone’s table at restaurants and inform them of an unhealthy diet’s “disastrous” outcomes. But you can at least look out for yourself.
Eventually, people will realize that they should’ve believed in you all along. So, be proud of yourself and embrace your every-day diet. Here are five signs that you (a health freak, yes) will definitely relate to, keep reading:
Reading Food Nutrients as a Daily Habit
The entire aisle at the grocery store is always suspicious of you. If you’re going to spend minutes on end looking at a peanut butter jar, people will definitely bat an eye. But you’re used to it, even at gatherings. You just don’t know when to stop talking about nutritional facts at dinner. People at the table might be annoyed, but you know how vital the “conversation” is. Above all, health should be the number one priority. If people are judging you, that is on them.
“A date tomorrow? Wait, let me look at the menu first.” If that thought ever crossed your mind, we have news for you. Your friends know that you’ll question everything. Even the staff at restaurants must be annoyed in some way. But as long as you tip well, it’s fair. It’s not your fault that the healthy side of the menu is vague.
Honestly, analyzing the nutrients of a meal is an overlooked skill. Everyone should have a clear idea of what their meal is composed of and its implications on their health.
You just love learning more about the broader spectrum of health and fitness
Yes, you read that right and probably relate to it – healthcare-related facts are far more appealing than any fictional piece. It’s always nutrients over a novel for you! And that’s perfectly fine and nothing to be ashamed about. Staying up-to-date on health facts and ways to improve well-being is a good thing.
Do you have a knack for reading popular health-related publications like Medgate, Health Times? Do you quote WebMD more often than Wikipedia? Deep down, you want an in-depth knowledge of the subject at every level. Even education in physical fitness, nutrition planning, or an online master in health administration gets your senses tingling. You’re always up for learning more about healthcare and related subjects to additional knowledge and potential career opportunities.
The Gym is your Second Home
Headphones, a killer playlist, and a detailed plan of the work out – there’s nothing better than zoning out in a gym and spending countless hours there.
Ever been anxious all day and just ran to the gym? Did that bring ease? Some people would instead go to the gym than seek therapy. After all, lifting weights is therapeutic, and it helps to burn off both calories and stress hormones. You might have even embarrassed yourself by inviting a bunch of colleagues to a gym on an urgent basis. People around you always associate the gym with your personality.
Let’s face it. If the gym is a comfortable place, a second home to you – you are an actual health freak! It might even be the reason behind your happiness. Stats show that going to the gym reduces stress.
In a fast-paced world, everyone is on the run. Getting a quick snack from the hot dog stall down the office is the norm. No one has the time to follow a proper diet these days.
But even with the lack of interest in health, there are a few people who are just as eager. And most likely, they are your closest friends – look around. Do you have a messaging group just for diet plans? A gym partner you can always count on? If so, keep them close. And you unintentionally already do, most likely.
Your lazy days are unlike any other. Rather than sneaking out on a fast-food hunt, eating any combination of fruits and vegetables is your preferred choice. While your entire family feasts on a turkey – you’d rather just enjoy a good, old-fashioned salad. And why wouldn’t you? It’s healthier and delicious.
And if your favorite drink is a kale and avocado smoothie, you’re not just a health freak, but you’re an ELITE one!
Embrace it. A vegan diet is a trend now. And more than just being a popular choice, the long-term effects of eating organic foods are outstanding – a clearer skin, fresh mind. Slowly but surely, the world realizes the disastrous impact of meat consumption. Luckily, you made a wise choice by choosing a healthier diet.
Health is Your Aesthetic
Yes, we know you subconsciously think about this. Sharing diet plans and motivational posts on Instagram are signs of your obsession, in a good way. Also, most of your conversations are health-based.
Talking about a crazy diet plan, giving tips to friends, and explaining the weirdest of remedies is something you must be a victim of. Friends, family members, and many people might consider you an “influencer,” but what’s the harm? Let them think. Who knows – you might even end up becoming famous on social media one day.
Lastly, we’ll say that – if you can’t go by your day without checking the weight machine, it is clear that health is a priority to you. Tracking calories, going for a daily run, being obsessed with protein shakes, and treating the gym as an asylum are all signs of a health-conscious person.
But remember to take care of yourself. Relax. It’s ok, give yourself a break. Gaining a few pounds down the line or failing to meet your weekly goal is normal. It happens. Stop checking up your fit band – they’re all numbers anyway.