These aren’t really secrets but rather a bunch of things that make sense. Thanks to MSN, I have some back up to all the things I’ve been saying here. First of all it’s never been about fat or skinny (at least for me). I’ve never been overweight and I know tons of people in the same spot. Just becuase you’re only thick as a stick, it does not mean you are healthy! Simularly, you can be a vegetarian and eat pizza every day.
These are good habits to get into no matter your weight or overall size.
Don’t “diet” just eat a good diet
“You need to get rid of that diet mentality and realize that what you are doing is making a permanent lifestyle change,” says Anne Fletcher, M.S., R.D. (p.s. wtf is an “rd”?)
Keep track of weight
How much you weigh is not exactly the issue. Muscle is much heavier than fat, so a buff bitch could potentially weigh than an out of shape slug, so don’t obsess about the numbers. It’s good to know where you land on the scale because you don’t want to go up and down too drastically (health problems are associated with massive gain & loss). I weigh myself everyday at the gym. It’s just part of the routine. My weight fluctuates between 156 and 162. I’m 6″
Don’t eat your feelings
I get the need for comfort foods, it’s soothing. Sometimes after a long, hard day all I want to do is cuddle up on the couch with a heaping helping of mac ‘n cheese. Find another way to drown your sorrows. I highly recommend masturbation.
Stop eating when you’re full
Yes there are starving people in Africa and mom always said clean your plate. Save those leftovers for a quick heat and eat snack later…or, you know, don’t serve yourself so much damn food!
If you don’t have crap junk food in the house, you won’t eat it. If I really need a bad snack, I try instead to buy a single serving rather than a big bag of Cheetos or whatever.
Allow yourself little treats
The more you deny yourself something, the more you want it! Yes you can have that cookie, but JUST ONE not the whole bakery.
Eating small meals throughout the day speeds up your metabolism. Eat within about an hour of waking up. “Breakfast is literally breaking the fast of the night,” says Fleming. “Until you send food into your system, your metabolism doesn’t really start to kick in.”
Skip the elevator and take the stairs. Park at the end of the lot. Walk to the store. Be active outside the gym.
DON’T SKIP MEALS!
Skipping a few meals won’t make you skinny or help you lose weight. Going more than six hours without food slows down your metabolism. Also, you’re just more likely to gorge when you do eat. Even healthy food contains calories, so the more you eat, the more you pack it on!