So, Maria Menounos has dropped from 160 to 120 and has written a book about how she did it! Here are her tips from "The Everygirl's Guide to Diet and Fitness"...
-Drink hot water. It aids digestion.
-Always be moving. Exercise doesn't just come with a trainer or gym membership. Incorporate small, cumulative activity throughout the day. Park as far away from where you're going as possible. Get an electronic wristband which counts your steps.
-The 75/25 plan. Aim to eat the right stuff 75% of the time...fruits, veggies, chicken, legumes, nuts. The other 25%, you've got room to play. Maria loves nachos and beer.
Don't attempt a 180. Ease out of old habits and into new ones slowly and realistically for maximum staying power.
-Plan ahead. Take pictures of the exercises you like so you won't have to lug a book around.
-Set reminders. Keep workout clothes and a bag in your car and by your bed. If
you see them, it reminds you to do it. No one ever regrets working out and says, "I wish I hadn't done that run/workout/hike/swim."
-Sunday is "Prep Day." Make meals for the week on Sunday that you can keep at work. Always keep almonds, apples or bananas with you, in your purse or car.
-Keep a food journal.
-Ban dieting. Don't "diet" and don't use the word "diet.'
-Set a curfew. Don't eat after 7pm. Put a note on the fridge.
Now go, do it! DaveT