Only the food that does not enter into your mouth does not make you fat.
If you want to lose weight, reduce the size of the portions you eat – but don’t deny yourself anything. Give in to your appetites and cravings, be it chocolate pie or French fries. Just don’t eat too much of these sinful delights. Stop after a small piece of pie or a few French fries. Our stomachs are creatures of habit: Once they are used to smaller portions, you will feel satisfied with less. Permanent weight loss is always a slow process so you should be prepared to eat less for a long period of time.
When people ask me how I manage to stay slim over the years I answer: I don’t eat too much and I go to the gym at least 3 times a week. There is absolutely no substitute for exercise. Our bodies need to move to function well. Exercise raises the heart rate, which brings more blood and nourishment to our cells. Our metabolism and hormone production improve with exercise. After a good workout you feel well and relaxed. It does not matter what kind of exercise you do, the important thing is to move your body and to get your heart pumping. I have never considered myself a sportive person but I enjoy sweating in the gym because I feel so good afterwards. Fortunately exercise is very addictive: Once you are hooked to the great feeling after a workout, you start to take pleasure in it.
The magic of love:
Falling in love is the easiest way to lose weight. When we fall in love normally we lose some kilograms without even noticing. Unfortunately this way of losing weight cannot be programmed though you can work on falling in love with yourself. When was the last time you pampered yourself? When was the last time you told yourself how lovable you are? Do you ever look at your bare breasts and tell yourself how beautiful you are? Remember: Sex is one of the best exercises for keeping you slim and trim. If you are lucky enough to live with a spouse try everything you can to spice up your sex life. There are numerous publications available, just check out what works for you. If you are alone, there is no reason to despair. Sexual activity with your own self can be a joyful and slimming exercise, any time, any place. Be your own best friend and lover – you know best, what turns you on.
Avoid sugar and empty carbohydrates:
Sugar, white flour, rice and other cereals without the natural fiber go directly from your stomach into your blood. They raise blood sugar levels giving you a boost until the sugar is used up and you experience a drop of energy. Then you need some more sugar to give you another boost. A diet rich in sugar and empty carbohydrates keeps you eating all day long without ever feeling really full and satisfied. Of course the occasional ice cream, cookie or pie belongs to the pleasures of life which should be appreciated – but not regarded as a normal part of a healthy diet.
Eat plenty of fiber and drink plenty of water:
This keeps your digestion going in combination with exercise. When you eat enough fiber and drink water at the same time you will never complain about constipation. Healthy bowel movements are absolutely necessary to feel well. If your food remains too much time in your body, waste accumulates. Don’t forget to drink water when eating fiber: Fiber without liquid tends to clot your digestive system.
The bacteria in your intestines help to break down the food and nourish your body so it does not need to accumulate fat. If you take lactobacillus in one form or another every day, you will rarely complain about bloating or excessive gas. Lactobacillus is available in many forms nowadays and I find it extremely helpful with all kinds of ailments. If you don’t like to eat curd or other milk products, take capsules.