I have a few tips and tricks to help you keep fit and happy.
Don't diet. Using fad diets and low calorie diets will only condition your body to gain more weight after you stop
Stay away from alcohol that has high levels of sugar like mixed drinks and white wine. Red wine is the best for maintaining your figure.
Its not the calorie count but the quality of food you ingest. High fiber vegetables like baby lima beans can actually help curb fat from sticking to the body. The best vegetables are fresh or frozen and steamed. You can add sea salt or lemon for flavor.
If you do consume salt and gain water weight...add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to your water. Add lemon and a sweetener to hide the taste. Apple cider vinegar actually helps regulate your ph balance and blood sugars. For diabetics...its awesome!
Stay away from turkey..it has tryptophan and can slow down metabolism and make you feel sluggish. Wonder why you are so sleepy after Thanksgiving dinner?
Your body fat has a memory and so it will con your body into feeling hungry after a diet and thus you gain the weight back. The best way to fight this is by consuming things to con the body back...Water and fiber can do this!! It will make you feel full. Make sure your fiber comes from raw vegetables.
Tomatoes are acidic and have a high content of sugar and can cause weight gain.
Pasta, potatos, and rice are a huge no-no..you can buy something called the 'miracle noodle'. Its made of plant fiber and has no carbs or starches.
Fruit is great if you eat the skin with it. Mother Nature is awesome..she included fiber in the skin to ward off the effects of the sugar in the fruit.
Sweetener can act like sugar if you consume to much..only have two to three packs a day. Splenda is a no-no..Go for Truvia!
Working out helps the blood flow to your skin while you loose weight. It will help prevent sagging. If you skip a day or do not have time to work out..buy a dry brush and stroke your skin in long upward movements toward the heart. Do this on your legs, arms, and stomach..you will also see its a great way to help reduce cellulite and belly fat.
Stay away from carbonated drinks even diet soda. The sodium is a sure way to bloat your belly. And if you have more than two a day...the level of sweetener will put you in the 'consuming sugar' category.
Diets do not work. Slowly changing your eating lifestyle will!
If anyone tries to sell you a diet supplement to loose weight and says you can go back to eating the way you did..its a fraudulent claim.
It takes about 2 weeks for your body to stop missing sweets..but after that you will feel the difference. You will stop craving it.
If you would like a more direct eating plan that will help you loose weight and maintain it, just email me and I will forward the list of great foods for you.
1500 calories is not starving..you can have 6 ounces of lean meat, fish, or poultry and 2 cups of vegetables for lunch and dinner. If you are a nibbler like me; break up this amount into four meals throughout the day.
You will find that after two weeks, you won;t even want to eat this much...
I hope this helps and I wish everyone a happy and healthy lifestyle.
PS. This blog editor is a big pain..forgive me for mis-spellings and poor paragraphing!