Welcome to one more episode of the Smart, Lazy, Dieters series. Today I’m gonna do something very different than what I normally do. I’m gonna tell you my 3 absolutely favorite healthy snacks under 200 calories.
Now, I don’t usually like to give people specific dietary guidelines. Why? Because I hate all the diet confusion that surrounds food. Since scientists haven’t come to a firm agreement on what we should eat yet, nobody really knows for sure what healthy eating is. That’s how you get hot opposing topics, like vegetarianism or paleo?
At the end of the day, each one of us have to make our own decisions about what to put in their bodies. Here are my own guiding principles:
I believe in eating everything this world has to offer: meat, dairy, pasta, veggies, fruits, nuts, fish, etc. I don’t exclude any food groups. I believe in abundance.
I believe that most foods are fine if you eat them at the right amount. So a little bit of junk food is ok. Too much Vitamin C can be poisonous. Fat and sugar are ok as long as you’re eating the right amounts of them.
I judge what is “right” by the way I feel. So if I eat too much pasta, then my stomach feels heavy and I know I went overboard. If I finish my meal and still feel hungry, then I know that I need more fuel. If I eat a specific food and then feel bloated, then I know something went wrong.
I respect what my body is telling me. I don’t skip meals leaving my body starving. I eat when I’m hungry not “just because it’s time”.
I don’t bring other issues into food. For example, many people stop eating meat to make a statement about how animals are treated. I respect that. But for the time being, I’m keeping food in the “satisfaction/refueling zone” only.
But first, let me talk about a time when I hadn’t the healthy habits that I have now. At the time I needed to lose 15 pounds. I strategically chose not to diet but instead, used this as an opportunity to build healthy habits. Those are the healthy habits I still practice to this day:
It’s not that the information to lose weight or get a beach body is not out there. The information is out there. The problem is it’s hard to find.
This problem becomes even bigger when you’re lazy. You see as a truly lazy person, you want to devote little effort, but have to make this little effort COUNT. You’re all about efficiency: least amount of effort, maximum results. So you don’t just want any information, you want the best of the best.
But how can you find it? There are thousands of beach body books out there. Some of them *should* have what you’re looking for. Some of them will be misleading. How do you pick the right one?
In today’s episode I’m presenting you with my favorite beach body books. Either one of them will help you find the right exercises, eat better food, and develop a success mindset. No crush diets here – only efficient and effective ways to get real results as soon as possible, with the least amount of effort as possible.… Read More
And by that I mean – lose weight with as little effort as possible, yet receive lasting results, and do it without feeling restricted. The good news? I made it happen. But before I get into the details, let me explain where I was when I started.
My husband – then boyfriend - had just described me as plump to one of his friends. Was I really plump? Well, being 12-15 pounds more than what I used to, and two sizes bigger, then I guess you could call me plump. A little. Still average but on the plump side.
That was it. I decided I had to do something about it.
I didn’t want to have to pressure myself. Weight loss alone was hardly my goal.… Read More
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