Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The No-Diet Diet

"Seven days without chocolate makes one weak."
 - Unknown

I have discovered a best, most effective way to lose weight and keep it off and I am going to share my secret with you today! Excited yet?

Like many women I have gained and lost that 10, 15, 20, even 30 pounds and more over the course of my life...especially after having each of my children. I have tried fad diets, cutting out carbs completely, the "I'll start on Monday but until then I am gonna eat everything in sight" diet, eating only cabbage soup, paid prepared food plans, yadda, yadda yadda. You know the drill. Sure, maybe some weight has come off at first, but inevitably I can't sustain the heavy restrictions (of course!) and I gain the weight back with a bonus few.

The only thing that has ever worked for me is pretty simple in theory. Follow the next few rules and you WILL lose weight:

  • Eat when you are hungry. Stop when you are full.
  • Have a reasonable portions of protein, healthy carbs and lots of veggies.
  • Drink lots of water.
  • Move your body regularly.
Simple right? Again, notice I said "in THEORY", It really is not hard to understand. Following through is a whole other ball game. We don't live on the set of The Biggest Loser. We have busy lives, kids, work, stress, and in my case, a serious addiction to chocolate. And then there is my little friend cheese. I did join a gym and once I get my ass there I do enjoy the workout - and feel much better for it - but life has a way of, well, getting in the way (and so does my ample ass, come to think of it).

If only we could have our Diet Coke with Bacon and drink it too

The fact is, I am at a place in my life where I not only need to lose my considerable amount of baby weight, but I want to lead a better-balanced, healthier life. I like good, healthy, fresh food and enjoy the benefits of exercise. I just need to make them priorities as they do require some planning and time - especially with three little boys to juggle.

It's not rocket science. It's just common sense. And as I said....It's simple.

But it's not easy. Hang in there with me girls!



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  1. Oh man have I heard a lot about this Lora :P My Degree is in Physical Education actually and one of the coolest things I learnt is something you touched on is there is "HEAD HUNGER and there is STOMACH HUNGER" - which is 2 different things. I loved this distinction. I have found that healthy eating just comes naturally from health living and choices of mental heath - you know, when you go for a run or swim...it is a natural feeling to eat healthy - not a cheeseburger :P keep up the good work! :)

  2. I am with you Jarvis. Wanna be my trainer? ;) If I am working out I naturally eat healthy and vice versa.