One pound a day is what Dr. Sears says a person who can lose half of it should expect to lose. A woman who can lose a pound a day is likely to have lost some weight. If she can do that, she can also lose much more if she exercises often, goes to the gym often, and avoids overeating.
In one study, the researchers followed 3,500 women. They found that people who had never considered losing significant weight and who believed that “the more you eat the better you’ll look” had gained 25 pounds in two years on the “one pound diet,” even though they had always been healthy.
Many believe that “food in and food out” is the answer. If you can’t keep it off with “healthy foods” like fruit and healthy fats, the diet is not working. You can have lots of bad luck when it comes to food choices or you can be addicted to what you eat.
There’s a reason this “one pound a day” myth is perpetuated. It’s very common to think that you need the same number of food choices and that eating one meal a day is the key. It’s not. It’s much better and quicker if you keep your eating habits simple and do them well.
When you’re getting married, you want someone who can make your life easier, not put you in a position of needing to be your best self.
Whether you’re going out for drinks, catching a movie, or spending a romantic day inside the same home, it’s important to make sure you can have a great conversation going into the wedding. That being said, there are times when the best way for a friend of yours to help you make your way in a social setting is to be part of you.
How To Be An Extra
To put this idea to the test, I asked a close friend for her perspective. “I’ve heard that ‘extra’ at a wedding isn’t necessarily a compliment, but I’ve never felt pressured into being part of the party,” she said. “So I’ll give you my story.”
She has been to numerous weddings, but never felt pressured into being part of the festivities. “You can be an extra, but the pressure is so intense—that you’d never do anything so selfish,” she says. “You could be a little too overprotective of your friends and you might get hurt more because you try so hard to make them feel good.”