How to Cut Out Toxic People from Your Life

January 9, 2021

How to Cut Out Toxic People from Your Life

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Nia Rennix

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Some people just do not deserve to be there in your life. You could have known them for years or for just a little while but if they are turning out to be a toxic influence on you, you are better off without them. It can be a difficult step to take, especially if you are someone who always tries to maintain a connection rather than snap it. While it is true that you need to keep in touch with more people in order to live a happy and fulfilling life, it is also important to draw the line somewhere. In this article find the ways to cut out the toxic ones and the benefits you can expect from living your life peacefully.

Ways to cut toxic people out

Once you have made a decision to cut out a toxic person, do not back off. Here are some easy steps that would enable you to take this rather difficult step.

  1. Issue a warning

Everyone deserves a last chance, so you can tell them in explicit words that if they do not change their ways or attitude toward you, you will have to cut them out from your life. You can also give them a timeout. This period can give you some peace of mind and the toxic person a chance to reevaluate their behavior. A warning may not change a toxic person most of the times but for some cases that it does, it is totally worth it. Also, your conscience will be clean down the line.

  • Start to say no

You are very likely to find it hard to say no to a toxic person. They are incredibly manipulative and go to any length to get their demands fulfilled. You may have succumbed to the pressure in the past but make a strict rule of saying no any time an unfair expectation is placed in front of you. This attitude might hurt the ego of the toxic person and in turn, they might decide on their own to leave you alone. Usually, they choose a new target.

  • Block or ignore them

Ignore them completely. In the age of social media, ignoring translates to blocking them on all your social media handles. You do not want to have anything to do with them so cut the avenues through which you might chance upon them or they might chance upon you.

  • Tell them directly that you wish to end things

While ignoring and blocking are necessary, you need to make sure that you are no longer reachable to them in person. So, initiate a discussion and tell them directly that you are ending the relationship. It can feel like a break-up and in many ways, it is. But like the end of a bad relationship, cutting out a toxic person too is a healthy thing to do. And the best part is that you can also do it over the phone if you find a direct meeting too uncomfortable.

  • Do not feel guilty

Do not feel guilty about snapping ties with a toxic one. You are not hurting anyone here; you are only preventing them from hurting you.

  • Take support from the ones you trust

Confide in a friend or family member about your problem. Seek support and help because it can get ugly while you are cutting out a toxic one from your life. They can say or do hurtful things. You may feel triggered or just sad but remember you must not give in to their drama. A friend can help you to stay firm in your stand.

  • Achieve closure

Do not play over the old conversations in your mind trying to find a perfect retort to their judgment or toxic opinion. Do not stalk the person you cut out just to find out what they are up to. And lastly, do not go around bad-mouthing them thinking it will help you to achieve inner peace. Holding on to the toxic thoughts will actually keep you from finding peace. Achieve closure for your own good.

Benefits of cutting out negativity

When you cut out toxic influences from your life, you can expect to find the following benefits.

  1. More positivity

With the toxic elements gone from your life, there will be no one to pull you down or make you feel like shit. You will get more positive vibes from those around you, and life will be easier.

  • No drama or judgment

Toxic people waste a lot of time and energy by subjecting you to regular drama and judgment. You played along in the past, thinking that there is no other option. Now suddenly you will find that you have more time to yourself which you can put to good use.

  • Less stress

Your stress levels will reduce a lot. Toxic people have the magical ability to offload their stress and strain on others. If you have had them in your life, you would know. The never-ending demands, the caustic comments, mind games, and other devious strategy could completely wreck your mental health and sanity. Their disappearance will tantamount to drastic reduction of stress in your life.

  • Regained self-esteem

Negative people can be injurious to your self-esteem and self-respect. Before you know they would have chipped away your sense of self-worth. Once they are out of your life, you can expect to regain your lost pride and feel good about who you are.

  • More growth

With more time and positive energy at your disposal, you can expect more personal growth and better productivity. As a person, be ready to be more successful once you stop the toxic people from eating away your energy.

  • Space for new relations

Clearing away the toxicity from your life is needed to make space for new connections. You may have tolerated a lot of nonsense just because you do not want to be alone and friendless. But showing the door to toxic people will not make you alone. Instead, you will be able to accommodate happy and considerate people in your life. As you build new and thriving relations, you start to feel more confident about yourself too.

  • Happier life

Lastly, you deserve a happy and fulfilling life, devoid of negative influences. With the toxic people out of the picture, you can expect to lead a much happier life.

Conclusion

Nobody should have to live a life full of toxic people. You are not going to feed your body food that is poisonous and harmful. Similarly, you must not subject your mind to the debilitating effect of toxic people. They can drain you fast and deplete you of all happiness and joy. Implement some simple steps to regain control of your life and to send the toxic ones right out of it.

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The Keto diet is one of the best available options if you’re trying to lose weight safely and quickly. This diet allows you to eat delicious meats, healthy fats, and vegetables—all targeted to help you burn the extra fat on your body by putting you into ketosis! Fascinating, right? To understand how the Keto Diet works, you need to learn about macros responsible for fueling our body.

Macros refer to three essential nutrients: carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids (fats). These are considered the three essential macronutrients that we consume to get energy. Usually, a typical meal consists of 60% carbohydrate, 20% protein, and 20% fat or lipid.

The Keto Diet suggests that you reduce carbohydrates and make your diet heavier in protein and fats. When you decide to go on a Keto Diet, your meals generally consist of 65% fat, 30% protein, and 5% carbohydrate. If the body gets less than 20 grams of carbohydrate each day, it goes into ketosis, a metabolic process that burns stored fat to produce ketone bodies that supply the energy required to run your body. Thus, if you plan your meals meticulously and keep the carbohydrate consumption extremely low, you can expect to lose weight quickly.

Here is a 3-Day Keto-Compliant Meal Plan

The upside of this diet is that the meals are not bland and are reasonably easy to prepare.

Keto Diet Day 1

Breakfast: Keto Pancakes and Stir-fried Broccoli

Break two eggs in a bowl and add 1/2 tablespoon of almond flour. Next, throw in 2 ounces of cream cheese and a pinch of salt to taste. Whisk the mixture until you get a smooth combination of pouring consistency. Heat butter in a pan and fry the pancakes one by one.

Cut a small head of broccoli into florets and wash them under running water—heat olive oil in a pan and throw in some chopped garlic. Once you get a pleasant aroma, add the broccoli florets and stir fry them for a minute or two. Sprinkle a bit of sea salt, and your breakfast is ready.

Note: If you prefer your pancakes a little sweeter, you can add a pinch of cinnamon or vanilla instead of salt in the pancake mixture and pair the cooked pancakes with fresh strawberries.

Snack: Assorted Nuts

You can have a handful of mixed nuts to prevent sudden hunger pains. Almondscashews, and pistachios are all keto-compliant nuts. You can dry roast them lightly to enhance the taste.

Lunch: Stir-fried Chicken and Veggies

Add one pound of minced chicken breast to heated oil in a pan. Chop some cabbages, peppers, and tomatoes and add them after 5 minutes. Keep tossing and add ginger and garlic paste after five more minutes. Turn off the heat and shred a little bit of cheese on top of the mixture. 

Dinner: Broccoli-Mushroom Salad with Diced Chicken

Cut one small broccoli and some button mushrooms into bite-sized pieces. Dice a quarter pound of chicken breast into cubes. Heat olive oil in a wok and toss in the chicken slices first. Once they are lightly fried, neatly move them to a bowl and add a dollop of butter to the pan. Cook the broccoli and the mushrooms for 1 minute and then add the cooked chicken. Add a few cloves of chopped garlic and toss for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and sprinkle oregano generously. Your dinner is ready.

Keto Diet Day 2

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Turkey Bacon, and Grilled Brussel Sprouts

Break two large eggs, add a bit of salt and pepper. Whisk into a smooth solution. Chop half an onion and one tomato into small pieces and add them to the eggs. Heat a little butter in a pan, pour in the egg mixture and scramble with a spatula. When the eggs are half done, you can shred in some cheese for extra taste.

Grill two slices of turkey bacon.

Arrange some Brussels sprouts on a skewer and coat them with chopped garlic, crushed ginger, and olive oil. Grill each side for 5 minutes to a light golden color. Now, your delicious breakfast is ready!

Snack: Veggie Sticks Dipped in Peanut Butter

Cut carrots and celery into 3-inch sticks. Dip them in peanut butter for a quick and tasty snack.

Lunch: Collard Shrimp Wrap

Take a giant collard leaf and blanch it in salted water for 30 seconds. Coat 1 pound of shrimp with sea salt and pepper. Cut one tomato and one green bell pepper into small cubes. Heat oil and toss the tomatoes and the bell peppers first. After a minute, add the shrimp and toss everything for 1 minute. Add one spoonful of butter and some chopped garlic cloves and cook for another minute. Turn off the flame, and your filling is ready. Place it neatly within the collard, leave and roll it into a nice, savory wrap.

Dinner: Pork Chops

Sear bone-in pork chops on both sides for around 4 minutes in heated olive oil. Take butter in a bowl and mix it with rosemary and chopped garlic. Place the chops on a baking tray brushed with butter mixture and cook for 12-15 minutes at 375°F. Once done, drizzle more butter on the chops and enjoy your dinner.

Keto Diet Day 3

Breakfast: Fruit Smoothie and Smoked Sausages

If you prefer a predominantly sweet breakfast, you can go for a fruit smoothie that tastes excellent, filling, and has few carbohydrates. Add frozen strawberries, frozen raspberries, and frozen blackberries in a blender. Add almond or coconut milk to get a rich and creamy taste. Blend them. You can sprinkle some bits of almond and grated coconut on top to enhance the flavor.

Have two turkey sausages on the side for an even more satisfying breakfast.

Snack: Egg Muffins (Makes two servings)

Crack and whisk one egg. Add 3-5 chopped mushrooms to it. Crush a clove of garlic and add a pinch of sea salt and pepper. Mix well and pour into two muffin molds. You can add cheese or tomatoes as well for variety.

Lunch: Classic Egg Salad With A Twist

Take two hard-boiled eggs and crush them to form bite-sized pieces. Dice onion and avocado into small pieces. Next, wash a handful of cherry tomatoes. Mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and add a pinch of salt. You can squeeze the juice of half a lemon into it, and your egg salad will be ready to eat.

Or, you can prepare a proper dressing by mixing two tablespoons of mayonnaise, two tablespoons of Greek yogurt, and a dash of olive oil. Gradually, fold the sauce into the egg mixture and end by sprinkling a little bit of kosher salt.

Dinner: Meatballs and Side Salad

Take 1/2 pound of ground beef and add chopped garlic, ginger, shredded mozzarella, and one egg. Mix well and form into five balls. Heat oil in a skillet and fry the meatballs to a rich golden color for around 10 minutes. Move the meatballs to a plate and add one chopped onion to the skillet and fry until golden brown. Add two chopped tomatoes and keep cooking until a sauce-like consistency is obtained. Throw in garlic paste and coconut milk and the broth will turn creamy. Add the meatballs and cover. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, and your dinner is ready.

So, take a deep breath and jump onto the Keto bandwagon. Starting is the hard part. Once you get started, the journey is smooth sailing! And, the weight loss and extra energy are fantastic!

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Do you wish you had an EBook that included the tastiest Keto- friendly bread recipes?

Are you looking for additional support with your meal plans? Are you interested in learning what a 2-week meal plan on TRW would look like?