I was reading an article on Jackie O in People Magazine this week and something in the article really caught my attention. Someone described her as a “careful eater.” I read that and then looked at all the pictures of her, so slim and regal-looking. I think it was one of her kids who said she would always have carrots on-hand for a snack.
So, I went out and bought some carrots. But have I eaten any yet? Mmmm, nope. Not a one. Which brings me to a crucial difference between me and Jackie O. Careful eating to me means putting the Dorito into my mouth so as not to scrape the roof or sides with any of the corners.
I don’t need to be anyone but me, but I could certainly take that lesson from her. Looking at the pictures once again, careful eating is clearly very effective. One of my health-nut besties (Melissa) told me weight loss is 80% diet. I think that’s true. Darn it.
I read somewhere else recently that the leading contributors to belly fat are red meat (guilty), chips (um, yeah) and sugary drinks (coke, please!). I do manage to exercise regularly, but it’s not a bad thing that the little Jackie O on my shoulder is there to remind me to eat carefully.
Time for me to open the carrots, People.
Are you a careful eater? What’s your go to healthy snack?