August 29, 2013 by ukdesperatehousewifeusa
Celebrity body anyone?
I read a lot of fitness and nutrition magazines and in nearly every one there is an article about how to get a body like celebrity.
Legs like Jennifer, stomach like Jessica, arms like Michelle, shoulders like Halle, bum like J-Lo. Sigh.
The latest thing I read is from Louise Parker who works with celebrities and says in 14 days you can get a body like hers, and the celebrities that she trains. It’s like a pick ‘n’ mix of celebrity body parts that appear on you just like that…..
She says that the aim of the 14 day plan is to ‘energise you, cleanse you, nourish you and rid your body of as much body fat as one can sensibly do on any diet and fitness plan. If you stick to the programme for 14 days, you will achieve results that you and others will notice.’
But everyone claims this. Cleanse, diet, juice, low fat, low carbs……so much advice is out there it’s hard to know what to listen to anymore.
I know this – my nutrition course and fitness training are teaching me a few good things: do what is right for you and make a lifestyle choice that you are happy and comfortable with. And don’t compare to anybody’s body, especially the celebrities that adorn the magazines and TV screens.
If they make you feel insecure, unconfident or depressed then just look away and think about all the good things you can do with and for your body, and set your own goals, realistic expecations and challenges. Eat well, sleep well and exercise. And be happy.
(P.S. I pretty much guarantee that those celebs also need some carbs and a few glasses of plonk at certain times of the month too!)
I’m not normally one for taking tablets and I confess to being a ‘picker’ – I snack. Yep, I do. There, I said it. And I do have that afternoon crash (which is mentioned in my nutrition course as being fatal!!).
I’ve been taking some from Sainthood Herbs for one week now, and it’s had a significant impact….
I also love their website, because it describes its products in a quirky way. This is the blurb for the Blood Glucose tablets: ‘Wouldn’t it be great to eat whatever you wanted and not feel guilty? Ah, if you only knew about the affair we were having with that triple chocolate cake. Alas, while we might not be able to help you with the guilt part… we can help you feel relaxed about your blood glucose levels after meals. Life is short; enjoy eating without dreading the glycemic index of your food.’
Could this be my saving grace for not snacking again….I hope so!