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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Wanna Know My Weight Loss Secret?

Of course I have little tricks I use to keep the weight off! And they work! Without killing you or making you sick.... VERY important, by the way! ;)

......oh, now you're wondering, aren't you? Well, here is one thing that's been keeping weight off of me without me having to even try that hard. Wanna try to guess?
Okay, I'll stop toyin' with ya....here it is.....

Eating a good amount of fruit. Yep! What did you think it was going to be? Lipo?? Well, sorry if it doesn't seem so exciting or revolutionary, but I've found that eating several servings of fruit a day has helped to keep me happy, full, satisfied and also well supplied with the vital nutrients that my body needs to function at a high level, which is important, since I'm a very active person.

Now, there's a way to go about it that makes all the difference. It's not about popping oranges and cherries all day long. I eat a variety of fruits, and eat the more fibery ones early on in the day, and save my more fleshy selections like watermelon and bananas for midday and on into the evening.
In the morning; apples, pears, fresh peaches (firm ones), oranges, grapefruit
Midday and evening; watermelon, cherries, bananas, cantaloupe, red grapes.

I don't eat all of the above daily, but you will find at least 4 these on my menu every single day. And I'm gonna tell you, since I love fruit so much, it's something that requires little or no effort on my part.

In between, I eat my regular meals, but with all the fruit I consume, I have to tell you, I'm finding that I don't have much of an appetite usually, and actually have to remind myself to eat full meals on some days!! Now, I gotta tell you also, NEVER in my life's history has that EVER happened!! I have spent my entire life being hungry ALL THE TIME, but just doing this one thing has made a world of difference in how often I snack and eat. Getting a handle on your snacking is key, because snacking in between meals accounts for more of your excess calories than you realize.
When I do eat, my meals tend to be well balanced, with protein, veggies and some type of grain. However, I will still have fries, a milkshake or a cheeseburger on occasion. I'm finding also that I don't have to deny myself anything. Every now and then I get a craving, and if I decide to, I'll just go ahead and have it. Hello, Haagen Dazs!

Hell, the other day I had grits, bacon and eggs for breakfast (with some peaches on the side, ha!), which doesn't sound that bad at first, but the calorie content in that type of breakfast is kind of high. But, the thing is, I feel firmly in control. I can have it or not have it, whatever it is. And I never feel deprived or starved, either way.
I get my veggies in, too, but for me, the fruit is the thing.
I know that I could actually subsist on a diet of nothing but fruit, fish and a little grain at this point, but I'm not quite gonna go there....yet! ;)

In the meantime, try adding some more fruit selections to your daily diet, and see if this makes a difference for you. All I know is that I've been waking up every morning for the past few months looking svelte as hell, and one thing that has changed in my routine is that I'm eating more fruit. Works for me, and it might work for you too! :)

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Shelia said...

Hey Fitness Diva, you look great!

I too eat a lot of fruit, I've got a bowl of seedless red grapes in front of me right now.

Over the last year however, I've ventured over to juicing raw vegetables. You get a lot of that effect from them too.

ROSILIE said...

Wow! this is indeed a very helpful tip! I dont usually do snacks but have meals on carbo and meat. I wanted to lose some fats too but I could not at all remove them. tnx again for this tip!

Azure Islands Designs said...

Great tip Fitness Diva...I love fruit, I think it also helps for those who have a sweet tooth...get their sweetness naturally, of course a piece of chocolate is a must now and then!!! :0)


heidi said...

I have been struggling lately with being hungry all the time. Am going to give this a shot. Will let you know how it works. thanks for the tip!

your "Health Assistant" said...

thanks for sharing your weight loss secret, I will definitely try this tips, because although I'm thin I still have some fat problem areas in my body.

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I think fruit is great, i especially like fruit for breakfast, banna and maybe some yoghurt with honey. it really gets you started.

Dori said...

Hey Diva,
This is a great tip. Your photos of all the different fruits have my mouth watering :) I have been getting into snacking lately and on the wrong things, so I will have to give this a whirl.

Blogger Rise said...

Great tips...I must try this to myself.

Sudha said...

Hi Diva, The pics of fruits look mouth watering but when it comes to eating I like to have only certain fruits.. and that too fruits rich in calories :P but I love to have fresh fruit juice! but I'm a veggie and use very lil or no oil in cooking..and yeah nice tips and will try to follow it :D

Wilson Pon said...

Diva, the fruits' color look so vibrant. I bet it must be really delicious! By the way, do you know that cantaloupe is rich with polyphenol antioxidants, which is good for the cardiovascular and immune systems.

EastCoastLife said...

I love the way you look. One needs a lot of discipline to look like that.

I don't take much fruits nor vegetables. That's bad.

VetTech said...

I have been doing the same thing lately! Fruit is so good this time of year, I feel like I need to get my fill before the season is over. I would take cherries over pasta any day.

lina said...

I wish I can look lie you do! :)

Been adding more fruits to my diet recently. Hope it'll make a difference.

UPrinting said...

I salute you, because you choose to lose weight by eating healthy and not by doing lipo. And I totally agree with your method. Nothing really beats living a healthy lifestyle. :)

robert troch said...

I like the video "intro" you used for this post. I think it works really well.

This is the best time of year for fruit. My fruit consumption always goes up this time of year. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, watermelon, kiwi, peaches, tangerines, bananas, cherries, grapes and more ALL go in my fruit salads too. It is so fresh and ready to eat this month. Makes a good desert too.

James said...

thanks for the advice... i do eat fruits, but i guess i will need to up the amount fruits i consume... and i need to stop eating junkfood!

Physio Scene said...

Eating fruit is an essential to maintaining a good diet. I'm glad you see it the same way. Fruits give you a lot of antioxidants that you really can't get from anywhere else. Vitamins can be good, but the "real deal" is always 100% better.

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When I'm dieting I do the same but it hardly helps at all. I guess I'll just have to find some other way. Thanks for the tips though!

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