Every summer, most people act like they have these big goals that are going to be fulfilled and that they are finally going to get their shit together. Whether that means finding a career or simply making it a point to get your tan on every day, we all have this big idea that we are going to accomplish some sort of change.
Most of the time, I have learned that these changes and goals are typically physical things, aka exercising and dieting. But, with the start of this summer I am beginning to see things a bit differently.
This summer, you don’t need a diet from the unhealthy food, you need a diet from the unhealthy people. Much like the 2 a.m. Big Mac and large fry, these people are terrible for us.
Dieting from bad people is unfortunately 10 times harder than dieting from bad food. They are super tricky. Of course in the moment, they seem like a really really good idea. Yeah they might be your “friend” but if they are not making you feel good 100% of the time, are they really worth it?
You may be thinking, ok this is a little dramatic. But let me tell you what is dramatic: you slowly dying inside while eating a crunchwrap supreme and steak quesalupa after a night out where you and your boyfriend got in a fight and then you gain 45 pounds because you just can’t even anymore.
The fact of the matter is, certain people are going to either hurt you, bring you down, or not do jack shit for your life. So what is the point in having them around? The hard part to master in this diet is beating them to the punch before you become addicted to their greasy, fried, fatty, sugary selves.
Let’s break it down simply. You have:
The Grease Balls: These types of people are the ones that are slimy. They are good friends, but only when it is convenient for them. Most of the time these greasy beings only care about their own problems and when you really need them as a friend, they slip away.
The Fried Fucks: This type of person is one of the worst. Naturalnews.com says that “Fried foods damage your body and brain in many different ways, and it's not just a long term consequence, but a short term detriment as well.”
Exactly like fried food, fried fucks slow you down. They make you constantly second guess yourself and make you feel like less of a person. Usually these kinds of people are known to bring down your self esteem and take an emotional toll on you most of the time. You like them so much so it’s hard to let go but when you put it in perspective, they do nothing but harm.
The Unphat Fatty’s: These are the people that have been in your life for quite some time. They are always going to be a part of you. Even though they are good for you at times, they also do not give you the full potential to live a full and happy life. They slowly but surely hurt you and often do not make you feel like the great person that you are.
The Sugar (yet not so sweet) Daddy's: Lastly, we have this superficial type of person that needs to be cut out because they literally do as much for your life as a piece of styrofoam aka THEY DON’T DO SHIT. These “sugary” type of people are so great in the moment. They bring you up and you typically have a great time together.
But sadly they do not really give a shit about you. They typically do not have a true caring bone in their body. And much like actual sugar, they give you an incredible high, but at the end of the day, they give you a terrible come down which is not at all what you need.
Ridding yourself of all the unhealthy and negative people in your life can be difficult, especially when you have a hard time letting go. But exactly like dieting of those bad foods, once you finally let go you realize how much better you feel.
I am a strong believer that you are who you surround yourself with. When you can weed out all the people in life that bring you down and don’t allow you to reach your true potential, that is when you can really start to find yourself.
As cheesy as it is (and if you know me I am the least cheesy person alive), this summer should be about you. Finding the people that will lift you up and be there for you 100% of the time, the type of people you know will be your friends for life, instead of people that are only going to end up being a waste of your time. They might end up giving you a great life lesson and you are able to take it as a learning experience, but the more you can avoid that the better.
Don’t be surrounded by the temporary, good-at-the-time people like the dumbass pictured above. French fries are great when they go into your mouth, but when they come out the other end, you see their true colors, which are usually not so pretty.