Posted on

Losing weight and having the ideal body is almost everyone’s dream these days. However, if you have ever tried to lose weight, you would know how difficult it is to lose even a pound. It really takes a lot of hard work, determination, and control to achieve your desired weight. There are even times when you try several weight loss plans and workouts but your weighing scale doesn’t seem to budge. That is all common.

From the countryside of Provence to the bistros of Paris, I’ve paid close attention to the attitudes and behaviors of keto slim, chic and savvy women. Their approach to food, weight and life is very different than the “no pain, no gain” mindset of the American culture. Instead, their mindset is rooted in pleasure and personal style, both of which are amazing tools for weight loss.

I realized long ago that if I wanted to be a slim, chic and savvy woman, I needed to turn away from the dieting industry and turn towards a culture who was living a slim lifestyle long before our country existed. What I discovered is that there are certain things I never hear a slim, chic and savvy woman say. In today’s article, I want to share a few with you so you can begin to identify some of the blocks that may be preventing you from having the body and life of your dreams.

When you eat too much, you will end up only in adding a few pounds rather than losing a few. So have a food journal by your side which may be an invaluable tool for your weight loss program. The other important thing to shed your weight is to sleep adequately, every night. If you are concerned with your weight loss, then you must at least sleep seven to eight hours every night.

I also recommend that you choose a “weigh day” that doesn’t contain a cheat meal, as this can often add a pound or two of water that will come out by the end of the following day (my experience, at least).

Not everyone wishes to shed weight just to look good, though for many this is their main motivation, especially before a holiday in the sun! However some people chose to focus on becoming slimmer when they find their life is being limited or restricted in some way. How many of you have been mortified when you no longer fit in the size clothing you thought you were or discover that you are too overweight and unfit to even tackle the stairs to the hairdressers?

Were you made to finish everything on your plate even when you were full? Were you forced to eat your greens with the promise of a sticky pudding? Most parents worry about their children not eating enough. Mealtimes are often a battleground as parents coax their children to eat. But making a child eat when they are genuinely not hungry overrides their natural inbuilt appetite cues and can cause weight problems later on.

Now, you see, there is really no magic formula to stay slim. No new things to try or pills to pop. The secret to staying slim is keeping a healthy and active lifestyle. Everything else follows naturally.