At work yesterday, I was reading one of those celebrity gossip magazines. In it there was a picture of Oprah in Italy. It seems that again, her dieting has failed.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Oprah. I remember when she first came to Chicago. I remember when she had the Klu-Klux-Klan on her show. I think she’s inspirational – except when it comes to diet and health. There she loses all credibility. Yet every year she’s pushing some new diet plan.
If you want to be thin and healthy for life – eat a balanced diet of real foods and get some exercise. It’s really as simple as that.
Here are 7 things you can start doing today –
Ø Get rid of packaged food.
Ø Limit your restaurant and fast foods – and when you do eat them, make healthier choices.
Ø Cut out pop, even diet pop. Just one can of pop a day equals 10 pounds over a year.
Ø Add more fresh fruits and vegetables everyday, even if you don’t cut out anything else.
Ø Walk 30 minutes a day.
Ø Get enough sleep.
Ø Take your vitamins.
Go ahead, dip your toe in the water and just try these 7 simple things for a couple of weeks and see what happens for yourself. You might be surprised to find that living a thin and healthy lifestyle is not as boring and gross as you thought.
You might actually find that what’s really gross is eating the way most people eat. And it makes you look and feel gross on top of it.
Won’t if feel great to start feeling better, look better, and have more energy?
I’m off to buy more vegetables. How about you?