Thursday, June 28, 2012

skinny rules

Have you seen this? It's been going around my Facebook and I'm curious to know what ya'll think. Better yet, I want to know if you actually follow these rules!

I don't do the following: 1, 5, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20... so, half I do and half I don't. yikes.

I'm really bad at eating vegetables. It's not that I don't like them, I just don't always do it! I have a veggie or two with dinner, but I never have them at lunch. Also, I don't plan a splurge meal. That's not to say I don't ever splurge, though... :) Should planning to splurge really be a rule? I get that it's nice to have something to look forward to, but if I followed that rule then I wouldn't be able to follow rule 13, and if I followed rule 13 then I would be breaking rule 16. See what I did there?

Some of these rules don't seem very practical. Sometimes going to bed hungry is uncomfortable! But I do eat too much at night. Take the other night for example. Andy's out of town, so eating a normal meal is out the window. I'm kind of embarrassed to tell you what I had. Macaroni salad and watermelon. That's it. Haha! My stomach started growling about an hour later (hm, wonder why). I fixed a bowl of cereal. Then, another hour later, I get bored. So I had some cottage cheese. Theeeen I wanted some ice cream, but I didn't have it. I went to bed to avoid eating any more. UGH. My poor body hardly got any nutrition!

No carbs after lunch? Whoo-ee. If you do this, please tell me how. And if you still enjoy your life. I think I'm losing weight just thinking about not consuming carbs after lunch!

At least I can say I follow some of these. My main rule isn't even on here, and that's to eat when I'm hungry and stop when I'm full. It works! 

What are your skinny rules?

1 comment:

  1. I think a lot of these rules are really great. I was on a high-protein diet last fall and I lost about 7lbs in about 8 weeks which was huge for me - plus, it STAYED off long after I stopped being strict, which is most important with a diet. A diet needs to be practical, otherwise you'll never stick with it. There's a plan I intend to implement after the baby is here that is based more on a schedule - high protein for 1-2 days, then 'smart carbs' like vegetables and whole grains, etc. for day. I can get you more details if you're curious, it lays everything out better than I can explain. but basically it resets your metabolism so it burns hard-to-get-rid-of fat faster. I've seen a lot of people have great success with it, and it was close to what I was doing on the high-protein diet so I hope it works.
    I think another key rule is to eat smaller meals more often. cutting out refined stuff and sugars is also really good. the more we eat REAL food, the better ;)
    as for the splurge meal. on the plan I mentioned, they call it a 'cheat day'. once a week, you can eat whatever you want for the day. not only is it a morale booster so you don't feel bogged down by rules ALL the time, but it actually also helps reset the body or 'confuses it' so it doesn't start to store fat. It's hard to explain and doesn't make sense, but it works... if you stick to the plan all week and then enjoy 'off-limits' foods like chinese, pizza, or ice cream, etc. one day a week, your body resets itself so it burns off that fat pretty quickly instead of storing it.
    now, don't ask me about my eating habits right now, because they are TOTALLY off and not that great, but sometimes it's just a matter of "eat something or feel sick" when pregnant lol.
    thanks for sharing that list! I hadn't seen it before :D


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