100 Ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate
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100 helpful and humorous ways to fight the flab from Jane Wenham-Jones, best-selling author and columnist. ‘My BMI is 22, my hip-to-waist ratio passes muster with the medical profession, and given the right light, when wearing the right underwear, I have even been referred to as "slim". A small miracle given my alcohol intake, addiction to crisps, and erratic approach to exercise …’ Ever started a new diet and found yourself reaching for the wine and chocolate within a week? Well now you can! Jane Wenham-Jones, best-selling author and columnist, offers 100 tips on slimming down without sacrifice. Quirky but useful, fun but factual, Jane’s approach is a unique mixture of everyday science, the right mental attitude, and common-sense strategies, designed to fit in with your busy life. With advice on “party weeks”, dressing to hide the pounds, and how to lose weight fast when a big date looms, Jane offers tactics that work where most diets fail. From eating a chilli a day to speed up your metabolism, to doing quick bursts of exercise with rapid results, to simply thinking yourself skinnier, these tried-and-tested methods will see you leaner and fitter – while allowing for a daily fix of the foods you love.
favourites. Win, win, all round. 75 Eat eggs for breakfast Studies have shown that if you eat eggs for breakfast you will consume, on average, 400 calories less during the rest of the day than if you have a carbohydrate-only based start to the morning. Research carried out over eight years, by Dietician Dr Carrie Ruxton, showed that those eating eggs, as opposed to cereal, felt fuller for longer and therefore ate less later on. This is presumably because eggs are high in protein, which stops
better by-products. (Being pumped full of HRT instead of flinging the crockery about for half the month was another. But that’s a different book.) I was mildly tempted to ban yeast until I met the TF’s colleague who had. We shall call her Ursula Uptight. She claimed she’d been blood-tested, yeast was the culprit and it was never going to pass her lips again. When I saw her, she’d lost loads of weight and looked a million dollars. But you wouldn’t want to go out with her. In the restaurant she
one the flexibility of popping a bottle of chilled white in the door – and filling the fridge with seven or ten thousand calories (this remarkable system allows for a choice of fast-tracking or slower weight loss) worth of food on which you live exclusively for the next seven days. This may need to be adjusted if you have plans to eat out, have the sort of friends likely to arrive unannounced, clutching a curry, or live with a bloke who cannot grasp which shelf of the fridge he’s got to keep his
(this may equal above). If what goes in is less than the sum of what goes out you get thin (hurrah!). Though maybe not ‘hurrah’ for long, because, they hasten to tell us, the moment you go back to eating anything at all that you like, you’ll be waddling again. Whole volumes have been written about how, when you drastically reduce your calories, your body thinks it’s starving (and so do you!) and your metabolism slows down so it can start conserving fat. Then, the minute you start collapsing
Knickers’ – where all has been safely gathered. 41 Wear big knickers Or whatever underwear it takes to hold it all in! You can buy brilliant undergarments these days that can totally revolutionise your shape. Why not let them? Look around the room at the next party. Half the people you see who look good, are probably holding themselves together by this means. I remember spotting a good friend out one night. She was wearing a skin-tight red, glittery number and not only looked fantastic but