Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I don't think licking cheese doodles is going to work. Let's talk about what will work, instead.!

Some point last I was reading in a magazine an article about How Celebrity Women Stay Fit”. I have never heard such STUPID advice in all my life. Of course there’s the usual thing that they get all their meals cooked by a specific chef who has a masters in yada yada or that they have a trainer come to their home 5 days of week. Which is exactly what a normal person with 9-5 job & bills wants to hear? Right? Nope.

Well they added some icing to the cake. They stated that actress Kendra Wilson will lick Cheese Doodles to stay fit. WHAT??? She doesn’t eat the whole thing just licks it clean so she feels like she’s eaten it because she has the taste in her mouth. That is the MOST RIDICOLOUS thing I’ve ever heard as advice to the normal women of the world trying to lose some weight before the holidays. So we’re supposed to lick our food but not eat it & just throw it away? Someone must have been sick this day or they were desperate to fill in some space on the mostly white article page. Geez.

Raise your hand if your NOT going to start just licking your food! *RAISING MY HAND UP HIGH*. So what are you going to do? Hmmm….

In my Weekly Goals that I’ve been trying to complete for a few months now one was: Watching what I eat & trying to exercise more regularly. It has been a success because my jeans are a lil bit loser & my shirts are not so tight and the dreaded scale has moved slowly down. Here’s how I’ve been doing it:

1.) Food SWAP: For the same $5 bucks it would cost to buy a Taco Bell chicken quesadilla with sour cream & cinnamon twists I will INSTEAD go buy a Subway 6” Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich on a flatbread. Calorie difference: Swap 40gs of Fat for Taco Bell to 5g of fat for the Subway Sandwhich.

2.) Go to the Gym at least 2 times a week.

3.) WALKING. So under-rated. I go to the Mall & walk around the whole thing while I shop. Just getting out of the house & not sitting around doing nothing does help your diet.

4.) Not Depriving Myself: My job got munchkins the other day so I had 1. I still enjoyed a lil something & didn’t feel left out & satisfied that craving.

5.) Eating Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner. If you eat all three meals you will be less likely to snack heavily in between.

6.) Eat something at that 3pm Wall. Everyone’s energy drops around then, so have an apple or a small snack.

7.) I stopped drinking Beer. I will drink a glass a wine or alcohol instead. Beer is very fattening.

8.) I did a FOOD Journal for a WEEK & realized all I was eating was Taco Bell, Bacon & Chinese food. I haven’t had either of those in 2 weeks.

9.) I stopped eating before I went to bed.

10.) Serving Size: On everything there is a serving size. Be aware of it.

The results of these steps haven’t been drastic but changes in weight don’t happen overnight. I’ve definitely noticed a difference.

What have you been doing lately to stay fit that does NOT include licking cheese doodles?

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somewhat nameless said...

I completely agree. Sometimes the advice magazines give for such things is ridiculous. But congrats to you for coming up with your own ways to stay fit and healthy. I need to do more of that. Cutting out soda and sugar is a big one for me. And walking daily.

Diana Mieczan said...

Does she really do that? hahha
I agree that eating 3 meals a day is very good for staying healthy and I love walking too...Its so relaxing:)
hugs and kisses,sweetie

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Michelle said...

That's the dumbest advice ever! I hate hearing about the crap that celebrities do to stay thin.

I just focus on eating whole foods. They're more filling than processed food and they actually nourish my body, so I have even more energy to get through my day and work out.

just call me jo said...

I've started chewing ice instead of grazing on more fattening snacks. It's crunchy and filling but not fattening. Parking far from the store and walking is a big help. Yes.

drollgirl said...

licking food?! that is so stupid. get real! eating healthy and exercising are really the only ways to lose weight in a healthy and REALISTIC manner! yeesh!

Mo Pie, Please said...

I am definitely not going to lick my food! I do things in moderation. I haven't been exercising like I should be but I don't overeat and I've been trying to get out and be active as much as I can - like walking around and stuff. Beer v. wine - you're totally right. I'm trying to drink less in general but wine is way better calorie wise and I will stick with it when i can. Hah!

Chrissy said...

Wel, that is for sure the stupidist thing I have ever heard...lick your, she must really be desperate! How unsatisfying that must be!
I like food way too much to stop eating! I just watch what I eat and exercise regularly (I walk the dog at least once a day for at least 30 min...walking at a higher pace) and I do eat something sweet when I feel like eating it! Just not too much! Life isn't just about being skinny...when will those ladies finally realize that!

Dancing Branflake said...

Licking your food? That sounds so gross and messy! Urgh. I hope it's just a rumor.

Kristin said...

You won't find this girl licking things to avoid gaining weight. I'd rather work out an extra 30 min!

Christopher said...

My strategy is that when I realize i'm putting on a little weight I start working out intensely for a few weeks till I feel better and resume doing whatever I want. I don't recommend it as it doesn't work at all.

*Simply Colette* said...

Ha! That's funny... I've been eating quiet a healthy fair of sugar these days!

Mrs. Miller said...

being healthier is always on my to do list. i will definitely not be licking my food unless i happen to be making brownies lol

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I love your tips. :) I need to try them. That licking cheese doodle tip is ridiculous. Lol. Wow.

Christina In Wonderland said...

It's really hard to get fit and be healthy in today's fast food age, and licking food is NOT the way. Effing celebrities. I'm glad that more people are starting to realize that depriving yourself is not the answer to the problem. Also, drinking more water in general, especially a full glass before every meal, helps fill you up and keep you feeling full. :)

Hollie said...

consider the source. Kendra Wilkinson is just as stupid as licking cheese doodles. lol

Hermione said...

Ha, that Mae West quote is amazing! And yes, diets are not the way to go. Exercise, that's the one thing that's going to both look and feel good.

btd. said...

*RAISING MY HAND UP HIGH* Lol, I am definitely not going to be licking my food! I could go for some subway right now. Thanks for telling us what you do because I'm also trying to lose weight!

Bathwater said...

Licking food would never work for me, I like the act of chewing.


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