Thursday, 19 April 2012


You find that you are not your former skinny self and have become a little pudgy (even fat).  Due to circumstances beyond your control, somehow there is no time or money for "scientifically formulated eating plans, design by world renowned doctors of some sorts". Your membership to some gym expired because, hey, you never had time to go anyway. In a wink of an eye, you have become a person that struggles with weight and can't do anything about it. You are feeling like you are fighting a losing battle.
It is hard, especially when you were once skinny to look at yourself now. How time has flown?
It seemed to have happen overnight. It is as depressing as watching Extreme Makeover (not the home edition - the other one).

Fear not my lass. Do not despair. Everything is going to be OK. Just put down that Brownie or Cookie Dough and slowly move away from it. Because I get you and I have your back.
Here's 3 quick tips to help change things around:
1) Forget words like high protein, low carbs or limited calories. Your body sure as hell will!!! It will crave whatever you deprive it of. So don't! Give it tiny bits of heaven, as long as it is the only thing you give it that specific meal time. Then you can eat the healthy stuff it will not crave, during the other meal times. It is always better to eat the bad stuff your body craves in the morning. You get your daily craving over with and work it off the rest of the day. If you don't crave anything, have something healthy as it is easier to work off than unhealthy deep fried, cheese mummified, over salted or over sweetened food. If you don't know healthy foods from unhealthy foods, try diets or diet products available all over the world.
2) I always go on about water and how you should drink lots of it. Today is no exception. Drink water before you eat, after you have eaten, during meal times, before you go to bed, when you wake up, when you have a coffee break... basically ALL day long. You will eat less and lose weight like never before.
3) Whether you work or stay at home (or both) there is always an opportunity to burn fat and work off what you ate. Run everywhere you need to go (the bosses will think you are really busy for starters) and use a Yoga ball to sit on while you work. If you don't have a big ass Yoga ball, get a swivel chair.  Movement is the operative word here. Move and you will lose. After work, find 30 minutes in your day. You are a multi-tasking superstar remember? - it can be done! Use that time to run in one place, do the Can-Can, dance like your on a  Hip-Hop music video audition or just do exercises whilst lying on your back and side.

You have to start somewhere. The fatter you become, the closer you come to an early death. The fatter you are, the more things go wrong (socially, physically, financially and in every other way). Fat is bad, don't let it win. Beat the fat blob before another wink of an eye has passed and it's gotten worse or it is too late.