At the best of times, losing weight is difficult and can feel next to impossible. Clean eating and exercising become all the more difficult when our lives are in emotional upheaval. The unfortunate reality is that nothing in life will ever go smoothly, all of the time. We need to know how to navigate these road blocks and use those challenges to our advantage.
This applies to women too, but men drink more beer on average. Beer contains rapidly digested carbs that shut down fat burning. That’s why beer is sometimes referred to as “liquid bread”. There’s a good reason for the term “beer belly.”
Portion size matters. Research has shown that people consistently eat more food when offered larger sized portions. So portion control is important when you’re trying to lose weight and keep it off.
But you don’t need to memorize a food list or carry around measuring cups to get a better handle on serving sizes. Instead, use common visual cues to remind yourself of appropriate serving sizes. How? Many foods match up to everyday objects.
For example, a medium pepper is about the size of a baseball and equals one vegetable serving. While not all foods perfectly match visual cues, this method can help you better judge serving sizes and practice portion control, which may help with weight loss.
Have Your Heart Broken
If you are going through a breakup, it could be assumed that the stress will make you skinnier. But the need for comfort sends many of us right to the ice cream, the junk food and the fast food. The loneliness we feel creates misery – which makes us eat more – which causes weight gain – which then causes more misery. This is a vicious circle that cannot be broken by wishing it would change, or by making a casual effort and expecting to acquire the figure of Barbie in just a week’s time.
It can sometimes seem impossible to deal with a really tough breakup. When you’re heartbroken and missing someone you used to spend so much time with, you can feel so many different and complicated emotions. I know that the last time I went through a breakup, I felt like my whole world was ending.
Let yourself mourn. Cry. Punch a pillow. Surround yourself with friends who listen. The temptation may be to pretend you’re unaffected by the breakup; don’t let pride get in the way of being real. You don’t have to sob at the office, but take some quiet moments to reflect and be honest with yourself. It’s okay to be angry, hurt or humiliated. It’s healthier to express yourself honestly than grow numb.
Burning calories is mandatory. A class at your gym can double as a social occasion. Many health clubs have co-ed workout rooms where you can work on keeping the weight off while you take your mind off your former man.
No Fruit Juice
No fruit juice because it contains too much sugar so you should try to avoid it.