Who doesn’t want to wake up looking as fit and healthy as her?!
No one. That’s who. HA!
Whether you want buns of steel or just to feel good about yourself, Gwyneth Paltrow has you covered.
Keep food at your fingertips
It is easy to get distracted by junk food when you are hungry, so keep healthy snacks to hand. On a Sunday prepare a batch of salad dressings (I make my 'Mexican green goddess' dressing - goat's yogurt, jalapeño, coriander and honey - or a carrot and ginger one) and store them in the fridge for the rest of the week. They make a quick and easy go-to for dipping vegetables or for drizzling over chicken. Also, keep your cupboards well stocked with fresh basics to stay inspired to eat healthily. I love cooking and always have sweet potatoes, shallots and various lettuces in my larder and keep garden-cut herbs wrapped in a moist kitchen towel in the fridge.
Measure in inches
There is something punitive about weighing yourself. It can leave you vulnerable to shame and guilt, and it messes with you psychologically. Women naturally gain and lose weight during their monthly cycle anyway, so it can be more realistic to monitor your body shape with a measuring tape.
Believe in balance
Stay away from processed foods, though cutting them out completely is no fun and can ultimately lead to a binge. Allow yourself programmed treats - I often have a glass of red wine in the evening and smoke a cigarette on a Saturday. I love those moments because they are just the right amount of naughty. That balance keeps you vibrant. You have to live your life, after all.
She should write a book or something!
Oh wait, she already did. LOLz!
But we can see why because these are such basic things that we can all learn to incorporate into our lives in the quest for health.
Especially throwing out that scale and using a measuring tape, no matter if you’re a man or a woman!
And if U have slim tips, we’d love to hear them (below)!
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