01/12/12 - 8 Comments
Let Fads Stay in Fashion, Not Your Diet
So, the rest of the world has figured out that Victoria and David Beckham have found a mold, shared it with a few people, and then broke it to pieces. Or, at least that’s what most people believe. The real secret is that there is none. Here are a few tips to help you channel your inner Posh and keep those pounds off.
Set goals — Figure out what it is you want to accomplish and set a realistic goal, short term and long term. Planning ahead will keep you from getting overwhelmed by thinking you’re under the gun and on a rapidly approaching deadline.
Prep matters — Think of the foods that you love and work with them. Most of the time, when you’re eating “bad” food, it’s not the actual food but the way it’s prepared. Comparing baked chicken to fried chicken is kind of like comparing Manolo’s to Pumas. There’s a time and place for everything.
Know your protein — Common sources of protein are usually already in your diet. Fish, lean red meat, chicken, and leafy green vegetables are great sources of it. Also, in moderation, dairy products are greats sources of protein.
Avoid white foods — Diet killer: CARBS, CARBS, CARBS! The rule of thumb is to limit your intake of white foods, meaning white bread, white pasta, white potatoes, and white rice. Carbs don’t necessarily make you gain weight right off the bat; instead, they slow down your metabolism.