Tuesday, March 13, 2012

My Top Ten Tips to Lose a Few Pounds

Since I've passed the 50 year mark, I've noticed some pounds creeping up on me and it's frustrating as I've never had to watch my weight before.  So I thought I'd share my top ten tips to lose a few pounds (and they're relatively easy)!

1.  Drink only water.

2.  Eat a small salad before lunch and dinner.

3.  Exercise at least 20 minutes per day, 4-5 days per week.

4.  Eat a handful of nuts between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. each day.

5.  Eat only rye bread when you have a bread product.

6.  Eat at least 1/2 - 1 cup raw carrots each day.

7.  Eat 1/2 cup cottage cheese or Greek yogurt each day.

8.  Eat 2 squares of Dove chocolate each day.

9.  Try to include avocados and olives into your diet.

10.  Have a small snack before retiring (I eat 1/2 cup corn flakes or rice chex.)

These little changes can help ward off those nagging pounds that can  creep up on us.

Please feel free to comment and add any tips you have found to work for you!

God bless!


  1. This is great. What is the difference with the rye bread? What do the carrots do?

    1. Rye bread is now known as a resistant starch which slows the passage of insulin through the body. It also has fiber which is great if you can't eat wheat bread (like me). Carrots also regulate blood sugar for some reason. My sister who has low blood sugar, swears by them to get her over shakiness, etc. that low blood sugar can cause.

  2. I love number 8!

    I just saw your explanation of carrots in the comment above. Thanks for sharing that. I have hypoglycemia sometimes too, and it's great to know that carrots can be so helpful. I usually eat protein. It takes longer to act but helps me for a longer period of time.


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