Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Six Quick Fixes

Okay, I've come to a realization. I'm not a college athlete anymore. This may not seem like such a statement, but to me, this is huge. Know why? I can no longer eat like a college athlete. The days of mindless munching are over! And in walks my new passion for cooking. I'd like to think I cook pretty good food, and with great food comes great responsibility. So, I've also come to another realization. I'm a planner. A list maker. A crosser-offer. I need direction. I need a POA. I'm not spontaneous and as laid back as I'd like to think I am, I do much better with a little structure. So for those of you like me, I'd like to provide you with a list of helpful diet tips. Wait a minute, let me preface this... YOU SHOULD NEVER GO ON A DIET! The mere idea of "going on" usually leads to going off...thus, you won't be able to sustain it. So, throw out your Atkins book and Fat Melting Pills, and prepare for some real, helpful tips. The best part is that these aren't major changes...just little things you can do everyday to keep you on track.

1. Only eat when you are seated, and try not be watching TV
2. Drinking 1 can of regular soda everyday for one year can add on 15 pounds, so ditch it (and other sugary drinks)
3. Don't eat in bed!
4. Try writing down what you eat before you eat it..it's like a self fulfilling prophecy
6. Drink water. All day. Every day.

I have a million more but I'm limiting it so I don't overwhelm anyone. Try them out!

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