“Some people like partying all night I like eating all night”
I restrict myself heavily during the week and indulge only on the weekend. I need rules and discipline in my life, it may sound completely sad but it helps me through life. I stick to these easy and simple rules to keep me in check and maintain my weight.
I’ve always been a full size 8 never really worried about the kind of food I consume as I have always had a good metabolism. I generally eat healthy apart from those days when all I want is pasta, chips and a very large dessert.
That why I make that extra conscious decision to go to the gym and follow my rules in order to chase my perception of the perfect figure. Everybody’s figure and body goals are different but I know where I want to be.
Rule No.1 Keep active
Some people like reading books, I like going to the gym. It helps me forget about the reality of life when I’m running on the treadmill. Major Lazor is currently on my play list and its working wonders. I am totally zoned out at the gym it sets me in motion to go that little bit harder at my work outs. If I over indulge on the weekend I have to go 1 extra day.
Rule No.2 Remove all signs of processed food.
I don’t drink alcohol, coffee,tea or fizzy drinks. Chocolates and sweets are a rare treat. You would never catch me eating ready-made meals mainly because I like to cook and want to know exactly what goes into my food. I don’t have cereals for breakfast any more. I’ve been reintroduced to the NutiBullet so breakfast consists of hot water and lemon followed with a smoothie.
Rule No.3 Eat slowly and then wait 20 minutes.
This is like a mini magic trick for your brain. If you wait 20 minutes after you have eaten the brain gets the message that you are full and by eating slowly you get full with less food, allowing your hunger to subside.
Rule No.4 Eat in a smaller bowl and eat often.
Big plate big portions, small plate small portions and you can eat more often with the above rules in mind.
Rule No.5 If you think you’re hungry drink water.
So many times I’ve reached for an unhealthy snack when realising after, I could have just had some herbal tea or even a glass of water which could have saved me from accumulating those extra calories.
Helpful Tip: Drink 2-3 litre a day and you will see that you’re not as hungry as you really think you are.