My Secrets for Keeping Weight Off

Did you see what Linda ate? She had bread, cheese and wine and then ribs, baked potato, and salad. Then even some ice cream!!! My secret-This is an exception and for sure not my normal eating regime. You, too can eat a special dinner and have just what you want, but not every day! And even then enjoy every bite and when you are satisfied STOP. You won't feel deprived and you won't feel uncomfortable and sluggish.

That popcorn and soda was so good, let's go out for a burger and fries! You just ate something that was off from your nutrition plan and now you add bad to worse! My secret, when you go off your eating plan, get right back on track. Not the next day, but right after you had that unhealthy treat. Make your next meal light and healthy.

The gym is a great place to exercise, but adding in movement in your every day routine can keep you in better shape as well. My secret-I'm lucky. I have lots of stairs in my house and I use them A LOT. Take extra steps when you can!

I don't seem to be losing weight as easily as when I was younger. My secret-Weight training. Muscle burns more calories at rest than fat. We lose muscle as we age, but we can keep those muscles by adding strength training to our workout.

I keep telling myself, " I can't have that dessert or those french fries." My secret. Think about all the good things you can have. If someone tells me I can't, you just watch me, but if it's my choice, it's easy. Try not to make those unhealthy foods "forbidden fruit."