I am not a doctor, a fitness expert or a nutritionist, but I think I’m doing well for myself. I’ve been married for twenty five years, had two children and I only weigh four pounds more than I did on my wedding day- -126. And that’s only because I stopped drinking Pepsi, which I still crave, because my stomach couldn’t handle it anymore.
Here are some ways I’ve been keeping my weight down that you can try: If you know you’re going out to eat that night or to a party, eat a smaller lunch. That way, yes, you’ll be hungry, but you’ll be able to eat the great food and enjoy yourself. Sometimes, I just don’t eat that much at a get together or when we go out to eat. That’s because I’m thinking about the heartburn I’ll be having at 2 a.m. So having gerd actually helps keep a person slim.
Eat sensibly. Eat until you’re full, not until you’re stuffed. Eat foods that are good for you. Don’t eat that junk food or take out food. That’s why they call it junk. Let teenagers eat it and burn it up with their super fast metabolisms. Try to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Don’t eat meat at every meal. For breakfast, I have cereal or a small bagel with orange juice. Don’t have sausage at breakfast, ham at lunch and then a steak at dinner.
Try not to drink a lot of alcohol. Have a glass of red wine every day because it’s supposed to be good for you, but just say No to alcohol. It puts on a lot of empty and gives some people unsightly pot bellies. Think of it this way-when you go out drinking with friends-five drinks could equal a thousand calories.
Don’t diet because they don’t seem to really work anyway. You drop 10 pounds in a month, and gain it back in two weeks. That’s because it’s mostly water weight that you’re losing in the first place. And then you’ll be making some diet guru rich while you’re stuck trying to sell his book on E-Bay.
Try not to snack during the day or at night when you’re watching TV. If you are going to snack, eat an orange, or a bowl of cereal that doesn’t contain a lot of sugar. Don’t eat the food leftover on your kid’s plates. Cut up celery sticks to eat, or have carrots. Try exercising while watching TV at night. Don’t let the long winters get you down by eating food you shouldn’t. Do something else, like shoveling the snow, make a snowman, or take up a new sport, like ice skating, or skiing.
Don’t overdo snack food, let the kids eat them, or don’t buy them when you go grocery shopping. Invite people over to eat all the junk. Just don’t touch my double stuff Oreos, or you’re losing an arm.