From the notorious General Motors diet down to the South Beach diet, the road to weight loss binds us with so many rules we in turn can’t help but break. But if there’s anything we’ve learned from the experts it’s that there are certain guidelines that stand through all of these hard diets. Here we round up 5 golden rules you ought to follow if you really want to live a healthier life:
Rule #1: Never skip breakfast
"Breakfast jumpstarts your metabolism and gets you fuelled up to start your day," Katie Cavuto, M.S., R.D. tells Women’s Heath. When you don’t eat breakfast, you’re more likely to get hungry quickly because your stomach is empty.
Celebrity who does this: Gwyneth Paltrow enjoys a low-carb, gluten-free, and dairy-free breakfast to start her day.
Rule #2: Drink lots of water
Luca Dotti, Audrey Hepburn’s youngest son told Harper’s Bazaar how his mother insisted on agua. “She was really about drinking a lot of water and eating a lot of vegetables,” he says. Not only does it maintain the balance of your body fluids, it also helps control calories and energize your muscles.
Celebrity who does this: Model Karlie Kloss drinks gallons of water to keep her skin glowing.
Rule #3: Stay away from pills
“Taking diet pills is risky when it’s not prescribed,” advises Stephanie Shi of Cosmo.ph. Stop being a Google doctor; medicine is something we ought to leave to the experts.
Celebrity who does this: Gisele Bündchen, the supermodel swears by all things organic.
Rule #4: Never starve yourself
Harvie De Baron, founder of the Baron Method told Menshealth.ph, “By eating too little, your body’s metabolism slows down significantly.” Now, when your metabolism is slow, any food you take will be stored as fat as your body is in starvation mode. Thus, the faster you’ll gain weight.
Celebrity who does this: Jessy Mendiola, who admits that she works out so she could eat.
Rule #5: Move to your dream city
Shape magazine says, “The best diet plans all promote moderate physical activity.” While most people say that weight loss is 80% diet and 20% exercise, the only way you’ll keep the weight off is by moving. Find ways to program more physical activity into your life. Instead of just hitting the gym, try to park further, bike around town, hike on the weekends, or even move closer to your office, so you can just hoof it to work instead of taking a car all the time. Ever wondered why people who move to commuter cities like New York manage to look trim all of a sudden, despite the dollar slices of pizza? It's cause they have to walk everywhere. Oh whatta life.
Celebrity who does this: Solenn Heussaff and Isabelle Daza who constantly maintain active lifestyles.
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