25 Ways to Lose Weight, Health.com style

22 Oct

Okay, I love food. Even my son M. complained that we have turned him into a foodie and he would like to rebel against us but he can’t damn it. But ever since I went to Dr. Nasty, I have been feeling like a creature of utterly elephantine proportions. So luckily Health.com has 25 ways to lose weight. I’l let you know what I think of some of them and mix it up with some of my own ideas.

  1. Serve from the Stove:

Yeah, that’s a good idea. In fact, younger son used to complain that we didn’t do that, because that’s what all the Italian mothers did, and as we all know, Italiam Moms are the gold standard.

2. Eat something sweet at your large breakfast.—they say “Embrace breakfast dessert.”

Oh my god, YES!! Health.com I love you. Camilla this morning was advocating pie for breakfast. How right she was.

3. Buy an outfit in your healthiest size and hang it on the door.

No! Depressing! Besides, I have a dress like that. Maybe it has football-sized shoulder pads but that’s right out there with the “skinny jean” idea that makes me want to jump off a bridge with a cup of hemlock.

4. Fast forward through commercials.

On the one hand, you avoid the fried chicken ads. But you also miss the chance to do 45 squats which you were otherwise so likely to do.

5. Buy junk food for your family and watch them eat it instead of you.

Oh that’s brilliant. Hostile much? Make your family fat and do you seriously think you’re not going ot be head first in that Cheetos bag at midnight.

6. Clench your fist when you have a food craving. Do it for 30 seconds.

Huh. Seriously? Maybe that would work.For 30 seconds.

7.“After a sweet treat, eat haf a slice of deli turkey to keep you from wanting more.

Weird, but I’ll bet it could work. It would get your mind working in a different direction.

8. “Lose one pound twenty times”—be proud of each one.

Oh what the hell, we don’t have enough self esteem in this country.

9. Buy more vegetables and less treats.

No shit Sherlock.

10. Downsize your plate

I love that one. If anyone has ever read that book by Brian Wansink, you know that there’s a lot of common sense in this idea.( http://brianwansink.com/)

11. Soup it up—Eat vegetable soup first.

Better yet, make soup the main course and surround it by salad, fruit, etc.

12. Don’t overdo Healthy Foods

Good point, you actually can get fat on too much peanut butter, milk, yogurt, even fruit, etc.

13. Oil your bread

Put olive oil on your bread (instead of butter) and you’ll eat less! So says a 2003 study. Now that’s some painless advice.

14. Work out with songs that have 180 beats per minute.

Yeah, probably works.Of course you have to start with the oh-so-sucky “working out” park.

15. Visualize your new body.

Visualization ALSO works, if you’re up to it. If you’re not, you visualize being really bored.

16. Get active early.

Yeah, that’s also a good idea—if you have the time for it. Not so great for people who have little kids.

17. Cut back on meat.

Whaaaaa!

18. Eat apple peels.

They contain some magical substance that burns fat? As a new England apple eater that’s some handy advice.

19. Hide the chocolate.

Yeah. No kidding.

20. Distract yourself.

Meditate. Like, imagine an ice cream sundae. Om!

21. Slow down.

If I could slow down, I would have slowed down 20 years ago.

22. Eat fiber and protein at meals.

Yeah, no kidding.

23. Breathe

This is the kind of advice that should probably be followed about 24 hours a day for your entire life.

24. Use more vinegar.

What can I say?  Any food that makes your face squinch up, however delicious, is probably going to help.

25. Find an Audience. OMG. They say Blog about it.

Well, I’ll let you know!!!!

Writing tip: Got any hot weight loss tips that worked for you?

Source: http://xfinity.comcast.net/slideshow/news-25waysloseweight/26/

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5 Responses to “25 Ways to Lose Weight, Health.com style”

  1. fransiweinstein October 22, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

    I am sure wiring your jaw would be very effective. I’m considering it. I’ll let you know. Good luck with the vinegar. Your insides will be very shiny. My cleaning lady swears by it for glass and mirrors.

  2. H :) October 22, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    Be 21.

  3. Julie Goldberg October 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    Here’s my hot tip! Have a horrible midlife crisis one summer. Have a really hard time with every single aspect of your life. Get so depressed and anxious you lose your appetite and can’t eat. By the time it’s over, you’ll be surprised at how the pounds just melted off you!

    Downside: when you resolve most of the issues and you are happy enough to eat again, you’ll gain it all back.

    Solution: Stay miserable!

    • alexandrahh13 October 23, 2012 at 1:12 am #

      Some of us are blessed with the gift of being miserable AND eating! But gosh, that is a cheering one, Miss Julie.

    • Donna O'Donnell Figurski November 5, 2012 at 4:47 am #

      Julie, you’d think that would work. Unfortunately it didn’t work for me. There should be some compensation for misery. Guess I’ll just have to stay happy.

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