Fat And 45
I don't want to be fat and 45. I turn the big 4-5 this September, and I am determined to go from a 12-14 to a 8-10. I've been working out 4 - 5 times a week and trying to change the way I eat. I was at the grocery store the other day and a listener asked me how I've done that.
I told her that because of my odd schedule and, frankly, disturbing lack of willpower, diets are not something that work for me. I would rather just reduce my calorie intake and exercise in order to lose weight. Any dietician worth their salt - mmmm, salt! - will tell you that you have to cut your calories to drop weight. How you cut calories is up to you. People have lost weight on a diet of seriously bad for you junk food, cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/11/08/twinkie.diet.professor/index.html, so I figure, if I can just keep my inner Cookie Monster at bay, I can lose the 20 pounds I want to lose.
So to answer the listener's question, here is one way I'm changing my eating habits - I eat what's in the picture. I know it doesn't look very yummy, but that's because of the flourescent lighting in the kitchen here at the station. We all know how flattering that light is! When I get to work, I drink a cup of coffee to wake up. Right after I do the 6 o'clock news, I have a container of yogurt - try the Light Thick & Creamy Yoplait French Vanilla, so delish and just 100 calories! Around 7:30, I have a turkey sammich made with a very light smear of mayo, a lot of lettuce, one slice of low fat cheese, wheat bread, and three slices of deli turkey. Finally around 10, I eat a banana. The trick for me is to make sure that I don't get too hungry because it crashes my blood sugar and I either end up on the floor or I stick my face in a refrigerator and eat everything that doesn't put up a fight.
So try eating the little bits throughout the day, just make sure the calorie count stays low, and let's get NOT fat and 45!