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AboutRosa Smith-Montanaro is a Virtual Wellness and Weight Loss Coach, and the award-winning creator of the Mind Over Platter program. She also wrote a book of the same name. Her background is in Hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistics Programming (NLP), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Success Coaching.
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I took last Friday off to go on a wine tour with friends. We had a wonderful time: sampling wine, good food and a lot of laughter. Since many of my friends are gifted with culinary skills, we talked about food quite a bit. The conversation ranged from recipes, cookbooks to having a restaurant as a business. I don't cook much, but I sure appreciate good cooking and fine wines. As the day progressed I was having so much fun I thought to myself, "This is really the good life!" Then I thought, "What a great topic for my blog." How do you live the "good life" and still lose weight?
I rarely deprive myself, so I think I can provide some guidance in this area. Let's look at four keys to living the good life and still lose weight:
Moderation - you can not overindulge. You are eating to fuel your body first. You are creating a lifestyle that will support your ideal weight. Taste a little bit of everything that you like and say "no" to the rest. Eat only enough to satisfy your hunger. Never eat to the point of feeling stuffed.
Establish a workout routine. This will burn a number of calories and burn fat. If you can add weight resistance that is even better. Weights build muscle mass, which burns more calories at rest.
Balance your food intake properly. Each meal should have protein, fat and vegetables. This will help keep your blood sugar stable, thus not provoking an insulin response. When you balance protein and carbohydrate intake your body will continue to burn fat.
Follow the 80/20 rule. This is very, very important. Eat healthy, exercise and follow a good food plan 8 out of 10 days.
Living the good life is not partying all day, every day. For me, it is living a rich and fulfilling life. This includes the four keys I mentioned. Outline your definition of a good life. Be sure to incorporate moderation, working out, balance and the 80/20 rule.
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