#1 – Do Eat Breakfast – Get up in the morning and get a good start! Greet the day with some nutrition to keep you going great all day long. Naturally Beautiful Women eat like a Queen at breakfast, a Princess at lunch, and a Pauper at dinner.
#2 – Do Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables - Your body craves real food like fruits and vegetables full of nutrition. Don’t substitute healthy food with “diet foods” full of chemicals and salt. Eating real food will not only nourish you, it will keep you on the right track with healthy habits for a lifetime of naturally healthy weight.
#3 – Do Drink Lots of Water – Your body is mostly water and we need to keep it filled up to the brim. Water makes everything flow smoothly, in, out and through. Drinking water will make you feel full and will flush everything out to help you lose weight and have beautiful skin and hair.
#4 – Don’t Just Sit There – Do Get Up and Move – Get up and take a walk. NOW! Don’t think of it as exercise, think of it as life. Moving improves your mood. Moving will help you sleep. Moving will increase your energy level. Moving can improve your sex life. Exercise doesn’t have to be hard, it can be fun. And exercise can help you lose weight!
#5 – Do Learn Portion Control – - Size Does Matter when it comes to dieting! A proper portion of meat, poultry or fish is the size of a deck of playing cards ((3 ounces). Fruit, vegetables, pasta or grains – Half a baseball = one serving (one-half cup). A Serving of cheese is the size of your thumb (one ounce). One serving (one cup) of yogurt or chopped fresh greens is like holding a tennis ball in the palm of your hand.
#6 – Do Eat When You’re Hungry! Don’t eat when you’re bored, tired, working, angry, or watching TV! Eat to nourish your body, not as a substitute for anything else.
#7 – Do Eat Sensibly – Don’t Follow Fad Diets – If you eat only grapefruit or hot dogs for a week, I guarantee you’ll lose weight. And I also guarantee you’ll gain it back immediately – and then some. Eat for a lifetime, not for a momentary decrease of a number on a scale.
#8 – Don’t Rush! Do eat mindfully. Take pleasure in what you’re putting into your body to nourish and sustain it. Make eating a passionate adventure. Eat until you are satisfied and when you are finished, stop and reflect on the experience. Then go on to do something else besides eating!
#9 – Do Eat Good Fats – Don’t neglect the need to eat all good foods, including the good fats. Fats nourish your brain and flavor to your food to make you feel fuller (See previous post on C is for Coconut Oil – King of Fats).
#10 – Don’t Give Up! Made a “mistake?” So what? You’re only human. Today is a new day and you have these 24 hours to do things right. As Eleanor Roosevelt so wisely put it, “”Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it ‘The Present’.” DO give yourself the present today of being kind to yourself and begin your journey to natural health and natural beauty.