Thursday, 6 September 2012

fashion week: healthy eating V starvation!

I may be outing myself here, but I'll admit it: I am a fashion girl who love to eat. I am also fashion girl whose is just a bit tired of Fashion Week!!

So we all know what fashion week consists of for models, right?? watching every single thing you put in your mouth, counting every single calorie, making sure you dont pick up an OUNCE of weight just to ensure you look IMMACULATE! but we also know how many overseas models do it right? starving themselves!! However THAT is certainly not the way to look good, all that does is leave you looking tired and haggered. Starvation is out and eating healthy is in!!
In our world, healthy eating is not only about weight loss anymore, it is about having a good lifestyle- a healthy lifestyle. With all the opportunities out there and different resources being brought straight to you such a bikram yoga, pilates, zumba classes, judo etc NO one wants to be confined to the four walls of their houses. We can have it all, the world is our oyster.
Eating healthy and looking good is not only for celebrities and models, it is for everyone. Because looking good means feeling good... and there is NO reason why you shouldn't CARPE the damn DIEM!!
Here are Some tips to be healthy and eating smart without having to go to super model extremes!
 EAT BEFORE DOING GROCERY SHOPPING. Eating before will enure you are full, therefore you crave less, leaving you to buy ONLY what you NEED instead of what you want. Less temptation in the house means you a step closer to a healthier lifestyle. JUNK FREE! Lets be real, if it is there, there's no reason why you shouldn't eat it, right?
 Reasons why you should eat healthy as opposed to starving.
Even celebrities struggle with binge eating.
What's your escape from a bad day? A massage? A walk ? Or a pint of Haagen Das ice cream? At one time or another, most of us have turned to food to soothe a negative mood. I know I have. And even celebrities do it too. But where does one draw the line between eating occasional treats to cheer up-and the type of bingeing you do just because you bored or have nothing better to do?
But even if you have a generally healthy relationship with food, staying in control of what you eat can be challenging in our world where tempting foods seem to loom at every turn. Here are three tips to beat the temptation to binge and improve your relationship with food:
1. Keep a food diary. Recording everything-the ice cream binge as well as the carrots and celery-"makes everything you eat part of the plan," that way you can't blame it on something you ate, you will know exactly what you ate that caused the harm.
2. Give up grazing. While eating regularly helps prevent feeling deprived and hungry, it also makes it hard for one to tell the difference between eating to live and living to eat. Eating only when hungry ensures that you get all your vitamins and nutrients, a planned healthy meal is better than eating junk regularly.  Plan "eating episodes" each day spaced at regular intervals to avoid going long stretches without eating-which can also trigger bingeing
3. Plan for the occasional piece of cheesecake. Studies suggest that feeling deprived-even if you are consuming plenty of calories- can actually trigger overeating. Making any food off-limits just increases its allure. If pizza is your downfall, it might be too tempting to keep in your house- but you can learn to enjoy it in a "safe" environment. Make a trip to a pizza place, order a slice and enjoy it out in the open.
We're living in a world where a cup of coffee—albeit a fancy one—can cost you 450 calories. A world where football-size burritos—that pack 1,000 calories—are the norm. Where even home-cooked meals can balloon out of control.
Plan Ahead
What's for dinner? Rather than striking fear in your heart, this question should be a joyful one. Plan dinners that you'll look forward to eating. Once you've decided what you want for dinner, plot out the rest of your day's meals.
According to one study, a menu plan for the whole day really does help you lose weight. Perhaps it's because having a plan forces you to keep healthier foods on hand. Planning ahead also helps you keep your eating on schedule: if you already know what you're having for lunch, you're less likely to let 6 or 7 hours pass without having something to eat—a situation that usually results in eating too much when you finally do sit down to a meal.
First you need to decide how many calories you should be eating: 1,500 calories a day usually leads to a 400 gram - 1 kg weight loss per a week. BUT if that doesnt work for you Calculate your calorie goal.
your weight in pounds X 12 = calories a day needed to maintain your current weight
for e.g. My weight in kgs = 43
multipy weight in kg's by 2.2 = weight in pounds
43 X 2.2 = 94.6
therefore 94.6 pounds X 12 = 1135.2 calories a day needed to maintain my current weight.
To lose 400grams/week: Cut 500 calories/day.
To lose 1kg/week: Cut 1,000 calories/day.
Don't go under 1,200 calories a day, it's hard to get the nutrients you need with that little food.

Enjoy a Balanced Diet
Of course, there's more to good nutrition than counting calories. When you're cutting down portions, you're reducing your intake of helpful nutrients, too, so it's even more important to make healthy choices. (In fact, it's probably a good idea to take a multivitamin that provides 100 percent of the Daily Values, just to cover your bases.)

 Instead of Snacking on Junk foods, sweets, chocolates, chips, pretzels, choc nuts and any of your other weaknesses, opt for some wholesome fruit instead. It will keep you full and healthy.

Food with Benefits:


A medium apple (3-inch diameter) contains 4 grams of fiber; a large apple (3¼-inch diameter) has 5. Apples also offer a bit of vitamin C and potassium.

Green Beans

One cup boasts 4 grams of fiber, plus a healthy dose (30% daily value) of skin-helping vitamin C.


Raspberries are a great source of fiber—some of it soluble in the form of pectin, which helps lower cholesterol. One cup of raspberries has 8 grams of fiber. Raspberries are also an excellent source of vitamin C


One cup of strawberries has a respectable 3 grams of fiber and more than a full day’s recommended dose of vitamin C—an antioxidant that helps keep skin healthy.

 We all love to eat, and many of us equate healthy eating with boring, tasteless meals. Thankfully it doesn’t have to be that way. It’s very possible to eat foods you truly love while also improving your health and losing weight. Experiment with healthy food options and find some healthy foods that you really enjoy eating.


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