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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Realistic diet goal


Dropping a jeans size: a realistic diet goal


Hi guys,

Equalities Minister Jo Swinson’s call for magazines not to promote fad diets in their January editions has prompted research into the weird world of the history of dieting.

It seems that strange tips for losing weight were first put forward by the ancient Greek and Roman civilisations, but that it was the Victorians who truly popularised the fad diet. Their most extreme methods for shedding the pounds included swallowing small amounts of arsenic and introducing tape worms into the body.

By the beginning of the 19th century, Horace Fletcher’s technique – used by both Henry James and Franz Kafka – of chewing each mouthful hundreds of times before spitting, was all the rage.
Luckily, today’s fad diets are less extreme, but they can still be dangerous and may not help you to lose weight in the long term. One of the best ways to avoid dramatic but unsustainable weight loss is to have realistic expectations. No-one can become Keira Knightley in a week, and if they do it’s likely that they won’t keep their new figure.

A good example of a realistic expectation is to drop a jeans size over the first months of the year. It can be a very useful dieting goal because it gives you a clear aim that you can feel great about once you hit. And, unlike aiming to lose a certain number of pounds, when you’re able to slip into that pair of jeans you thought you could never wear again, you can really see the results of the diet.

However, it’s important to remember not to fall into the ‘fad trap’ of attempting to lose all the weight at once. If you like celebrity diet plans, then try to follow one that’s gradual and that you can sustain, which combines a balanced routine of healthy eating and exercise. The recent tips revealed by KellyOsbourne are a great way to stay healthy whilst slimming down.

The goal of dropping a jeans size also has an extra built-in reward: the chance to treat yourself to a new pair jeans. A successful diet can even give you the confidence to go for braver options like the skinny jean. Women’s jeans fromVery.co.uk are a great place to start – there’s a fab range of styles and cuts that you will enjoy trying on for size in 2013.


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41 comments:

  1. Sounds like great idea, Nicole.

    Thx for sharing.

    Kim

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  2. Great post dear!
    ew, tape worms and arsenic!!! Glad I didn't live during those times!^^
    Thanks for sharing Kelly Osbourne's tips!
    Take care
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  3. oh, I really like it!! :))
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  4. Great post, so well written.

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    Good luck!
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  5. Thanks for your comment! Have a great week too!! :)

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  6. Grazie per il tuo commento!

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  7. lo importante es que cada una se sienta bien y se vea guapa con la talla que tenga!!
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    I insist on irrealistic
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    nice post though!
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  9. very nice post.. very helpful!!! Well done! :*

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  10. eu vreau sa-mi fac un ombre roz dar sa nu mai merg iar la salon.o varianta diy :))
    merci ca mi-ai raspuns! :*

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  11. This is very sound advice - it's better to make small, achievable goals!
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  12. so many people are doing more harm than good to themselves with following unhealthy diets! good article.

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  15. great post!

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  16. Great idea :) Interesting post :)

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  17. true, fitting in a smaller size jeans is a good diet plan:)

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  18. I love Kelly Osbourne - thanks for sharing!

    XO
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  19. Haha nice tips! Thanks for sharing dear.

    x
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  20. You're absolutely right, the fad diets are not miraculous. Besides all, we must keep in mind that there isn't a perfect figure. Every woman is different, has a height, a different bone structure ... thousands of parameters that make 90-60-90 measures required to be long forgotten.
    xoxo
    Brujaness

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  21. i totally agree with this goal!! realistic and achievable!

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  22. Dieting is just no bloody fun... I'm such a food-hedonist. My Hubby is worried about my health, because I've been under so much strain that my diet has gone from "bad" to "abysmal".

    So I just spent three days "detoxing" from my steady stream of sugar and highly-processed carbohydrates. It's weird, the first day was OK, I felt awful day 2 and day 3. Today is day 4, and I think I'm over the worst of it. I even managed to grocery-shop without going nuts and buying a bunch of junk!

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  23. i hate diet but have to start now >.< my weight kinda gain after chinese new year sob sob T.T

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  24. Realistic post, dear!
    great tips!
    Baci

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  25. these are such great tips! thanks alot for sharing and giving inspirations :)

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  26. Ottimi suggerimenti: io non riesco a stare a dieta, ma durante la Quaresima rinuncio ai dolci ... servirà come dieta? ah ah ah

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  27. How luck you are ! I'm not able to do a diet at all : I'm too found of eating sweets and cakes !!!
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  28. Thanks so much for your comment! I'm following back now!

    -Kati

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  30. Replies
    1. I am really happy that u found useful this article. I will prepare more this kind of posts. Many thanks for sharing your thoughts, guys.

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