Spring is creeping up on us as winter seems to fade away. One
thing that folks are going to be worrying about now is: “How will I look in my swimsuit on spring break?
I need to lose these 10 pounds that I have gained in winter now!!! How I wish I
stuck with my new year’s resolution!”
Now people will tend to fall in the fad diet trap by trying
to hurriedly lose the extra pounds. Some will inevitably blame the extra bulge
on the darn polar vortex! As they could not make it to the gym after being
snowed in or splurged on extra calories because there was nothing else to do
but sit at home and watch television. What
is the easiest and quickest solution? Let us go on the Atkins diet to lose the
unwanted pounds and look skinny in that swim suit.
The Atkins diet is the most horrible, hardest, and unhealthy
diet to follow. I mean not being able to have fruit strips our body of
essential vitamins and minerals! The diet
is high in protein and fat. It can leave you feeling hungry, deprived, and
irritable for days to come.
So let us begin the first 2 weeks where we cut out all
sugar, caffeine, carbohydrates (healthy and unhealthy), and introduce into our
bodies access protein and fat from meats, nuts, and cheese. Two weeks of absolute torture and if you
passed these two weeks kudos to you! I am an advocate for healthy eating and
not quick weight loss. During this time sure enough you have lost a good 10 to
13 pounds! How awesome is that! NOT! You feel like you have accomplished so
much so you feel you can treat yourself to something so yummy and delicious,
but beware what you lost will slowly creep back on! You have lost only water
weight and no fat!
What do people most likely do after they have cheated? Tend
to fall back into all old habits and basically give up. This is why we want to
concentrate on healthy diets and not fad diets that promise quick weight loss.
We have to avoid this yo-yo effect on our weight as it puts stress on our all
our organs and can lead to chronic diseases.
Want to fit into that bikini? Follow a diet full of whole
grains, fruits, and vegetables. Carbohydrates are your friend and not your
enemy. Our brain depends on these carbohydrates for energy. You just need to
choose the right ones! Stay away from white breads, white pastas, white rice,
and sugary cereals. Include 100% whole wheat breads, brown rice, quinoa, brown
rice pastas, and whole wheat pastas in your diet. Practice moderation and remember to keep
moving to burn those calories!!!
Drink plenty of water to lose that belly fat and you will fit in your bikini in
If you have any diet stories to share I would love to hear