Crossdresser Diet Tips
One of the first challenges most gals just starting to explore transgender expression face is how to lose some weight. Alas, nothing will improve your femme presentation quite like a more slender figure.
Ever watched any of those old Extreme Makeover shows? One thing I immediately noticed? The biggest difference in someone’s improved appearance was actually caused by significant weight loss.
I’m no diet expert. I'm simply sharing tips I discovered which helped knock off pounds. I'd suggest you find a diet you can live with - and stick to it!
I didn't read or find a specific diet regimen that I can share with you. I asked a few people I felt knew what they were talking about for pointers. The only particular diet I found that made great sense was the one geared around our blood type. I bought into that concept.
All the best diet programs are geared around one very simple concept: you have to take in fewer calories than you expend, in order to lose weight: period. The only way this happens is with regular exercise. If you try dieting without exercise, your results will be minimal - unless you starve yourself - which isn’t healthy.
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Tip # 1: Portions are crucial. I doubt any one thing helped me more than cutting back on the actual portions I consumed. I always had trouble when dining out - because I was raised to finish my plate. However, the key to weight loss is to stop eating - just short - of getting full.
Tip # 2: Chewing your food. A big part of getting all the nutrients as well as maintaining a good digestive system, is completely chewing your food. This was big for me - because I'm usually in a hurry & always drove friends crazyy with how fast I ate. Initially, I just couldn't get the hang of this - old habits die hard.
The trick that finally got me over the hump was making a rule of setting my fork down - between bites. Try it: it works!
Tip # 3: No (or minimal) carbohydrates after 2:00PM. Carbs play a key role in burning off fat. However...after 2:00PM - they rarely have enough time to break down before you hit the sack. Thus, they have a habit of becoming love handles - if I don't manage them correctly. Try to stick to protein in the afternoon and evening: egg whites, chicken, - (my favorite - canned tuna in spring water), etc.
Tip # 4: Salads. I happen to love blue cheese salad dressing. I had a friend in Weight Watchers who gave me a tip that really helped me with this. Order your dressing on the side - and dip your fork into the dressing before filling your fork with lettuce. You'll get the flavor you are after, but only consume about a fifth of what you'd normally put on your salad. It will feel a little light at first - but you'll get used to it. Just think about that hot little bathing suit you'd love to put on. *Smile*
Tip # 5: The thing that helped me the most was fruit drinks. I can usually stick to a basic diet, but it's those in between times I have a hard time getting through. I mix orange juice and cranberry (sometimes add apple juice) and add crushed ice - to a large glass. I focus on chewing the ice - not drinking the liquid. It's almost like eating sherbet ice cream.
Tip # 6: Water. Nothing will get you losing weight faster than drinking water. I have a close doctor friend that is an Internist who once told me: "If people drank the eight glasses of water they were supposed to every day, I'd be out of business." I could never get into this habit, until I started buying gallon jugs of water. You can chug them so easily. Keep them all over the house - at your work area, in the kitchen, next to your bed - and take a swig - every chance you get.
An important note: Most everyone actually gains weight when they first start a decent diet combined with exercise. Anticipate this. Don't get discouraged. If you'll stick to your exercise and diet - the weight will start rolling off in no time.
You go Girlfriend!!