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I'm a total sucker for magazine covers featuring weight loss stories. I love to read the inside scoop on how celebrities and/or regular people, like you and me, slim down and lose weight. The most recent one to draw me in at the checkout counter was Trisha Yearwood on the cover of People. Did you see it?
As I stepped out of line and began to give the article a quick scan, I realized that her experience sounded a lot like mine...
"I don't think you can name one diet I haven't done. I'm that girl who buys every magazine where somebody's lost 30 lbs.," the Grammy-winning singer tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story.
"I guess a part of me didn't want to hear that it's just really hard work!"
Over the last four months she has dropped 30 pounds using a plan she designed herself that was low in fat and sugar 90 percent of the time, with 10 percent allocated to indulging in moderation.
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The more I read these stories, the more I see a common theme, at least in those that resonate with me.
In the article, Trisha talked about the things that used to trip her up:
- Portions that were too big.
- All-or-nothing thinking. She said that one trip to an In- and-Out Burger would leave her reeling, telling herself she had blown it and may as well eat 20 more burgers.
- Over indulging.
- Not trying hard enough.
So, how did Trisha Yearwood lose the weight?
- Slowly, steadily, gradually. For example, she switched from cream in her coffee to a lighter coffee creamer and eventually to almond milk.
- Smaller portions.
- Not forcing herself to give up all her favorite things all at once. She made room for indulgences in a moderate way. How could she not? She writes cookbooks and has a cooking show dedicated to Southern comfort food, for goodness sake.
- Finding exercise she loved and committing to doing it regularly. She discovered Zumba and goes to classes at least three times a week.
Looking back, she says she realizes when she tried before she wasn't doing the right things and wasn't trying hard enough! Isn't that the truth! It's really as simple as that. As we look back, it is easy to see where and how we kept ourselves stuck in our weight struggles. The key is to keep trying until you get unstuck.
You can be a cookbook author and food network star and slim, trim and healthy. Trisha is now living proof!
Are you someone who is drawn to weight loss success stories? If so, be sure to check out: Carrie Underwood's Secret for Staying Slim, 45 Reasons French Women Don't Get Fat, What Does Jennifer Hudson Eat?, If You Want to Lose Weight Turn of the TV, 10 Habits That Mess Up a Woman's Diet, The Best Exercise for Weight Loss, 28-Day Smart Start Weight Loss Challenge
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