Anyway, I hate diets and I have always hated diets because there are so many "don'ts." (I guess I'm just a little rebel. But I saw Kirstie Alley on Oprah last week and she said she didn't want people telling her what to do any more, either. Go Kirstie! I think she's gonna make it this time.) So I like to put my rules in terms of what you can do. However, I do have 2 rules which are in the negative. Here they are:
Rule #1: Never eat unless you are hungry
Rule #2: Never eat before going to bed
Of course, Rule number one has a corollary that is pretty cool (you're gonna like this one): Always eat when you are hungry! Talk about a great diet! That's pretty liberating!
I want you to work on understanding this, grasshopper. Meditate on it. Embrace it.
There is only one caveat: you have to eat real food. No preservatives. No junk. (We'll talk more about this later.)
Even Rule #2 has one exception: If you really are hungry, you may eat salad. Put dressing on it, of course. We are not rabbits. But no preservatives in that dressing, please. Be good to that body of yours.
Rule #1 and Rule #2. Get to know them. Get to love them.
Til next time,