I’m not a diet, go to the gym kind of girl. I much prefer trying to be all French. A couple of years ago I lost 20 pounds after reading French Women Don’t Get Fat. I can’t even say I followed that to a T. See following something 100% is never my thing. What I did do was walk everyday (30 minutes). I didn’t even bother to put on workout clothes because sometimes that was even too much of a bother and then I wouldn’t do it. To be sure I stayed true to the American in me I did light weights 2 times a week. I’ve found that when I work out like crazy I eat like crazy. Makes sense. Walking leaves room for cutting back on the calories without starving.
As for food I basically used portion control. I ate what I liked and made little trade off’s here and there. Cut everything in half. Eat on a smaller plate. One really good piece of chocolate rather than a whole Hershey bar. If I want a brownie at lunch, skip the chips and so on. I also tried to limit certain treats to once a week (like a Starbucks drink or a coke from McDonald’s).
Right now my biggest dilemas are that there is no way to sit down and enjoy the food I’m eating (4 kids does that to you) and I find that when you can’t pay attention to your meal than you always eat more. And secondly I’m running on empty and always wanting a fizzy coke. I’ve created a bad little habit to break.
These are just a few of my little tricks (well besides doing leg lifts while I blow dry my hair). And I’m so needing to get back on track. Do you have any little tricks or tracks that you need to get back on?
Would love to get the discussion going.
PS – Isn’t her (above) hair beyond gorgeous. Like perfection.
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