TODAY | May 31, 2013
>>> time to drop ten pounds by memorial day . that's a little weird since memorial day soefr. but whether you've worked hard to lose ten pounds or two, it's not always easy to keep it off.
>> here to help you is today nutritionist and dietician, madeline fernstrom.
>> it's just as hard to keep it off. every time the scale doesn't go up, that's a good thing. stay connected and get a scale and keep track of your eating. whether it's your mental day-to-days, you're writing it down or a food app.
>> it makes you realize how much you're putting in your mouth.
>> that's right. and pay attention always to portions. and make it easy on yourself. small glasses, small plates and look for healthy things like fruits. size of a baseball, meal replacement.
>> that's how big an apple will be.
>> but apples won't kill you. they're good for you.
>> but if you don't need the calories, three big apples, 300 calories.
>> wow, madelyn, that's too much.
>> let's try to eat a little less often. instead of grazing constantly, plan three meals but divide them up. let's say this is for dinner, 5:30, you want a snack, have a soup and your main dish and save this for a snack later. but don't think of it as eating ten mini meals, set three meals and go from there. you're always going to eat less. everybody needs a treat. once a day or once a week. it's different for everyone. there's no magical foods, a lot of health food imposters, pick what you like. it might be a glass of wine. frozen dessert. it might be candy, salty crunchy. it might be a soda. pick one thing that you like, pick something.
>> in a week or in a day?
>> in a day. i think it's good for every day.
>> i think every day is good. because it's a little reward to yourself and sometimes a little reward with food can be a good thing.
>> you know what adds up though, twizleers?
>> then choose something else.
>> no, madelyn, want the twizzlers!
>> don't mess with her.
>> don't mess with me.
>> three or four times a day, stick with a protein thaw like, as long as it's lean, fish, tuna, milk, eggs, dairy.
>> sardines on a thick cracker with mustard.
>> i love that.
>> munching into it.
>> it's delicious and healthy.
>> that is good.
>> unusual. i'm not sure how many people will follow that advice.
>> it's so delicious. for dinner sometimes.
>> and smart carbs, not low carbs, fruits and vegetables are nature's original carbohydrates. starchy carbohydrates, downsize, skinny bread, a half a cup of rice.
>> she said carbohydrates.
>> carbohydrates. or things like quinoa that have protein and fiber, but don't fill you out. keep your hands busy without food. you can have these little sweeteners, low calorie . squirt it into water. if the water is boring. then you might like to have -- you might keep your hands busy, you can knit, make a scrapbook in your spare time .
>> has it come to this?
>> so you don't eat!
>> don't eat everything you love.
>> this is really going to -- you're going to be so happy.
>> and exercise at the end.
>> and make yourself a scarf to remind you of all the stuff you missed in your life.
>> let's forget about the food and go for activity.
>> you can do something cardio, you can do strength training and yoga. get one of these cushions and if you sit on them, you it maeks your posture better.
>> and get your rest.
>> if you have questions about keeping off the weight and making healthy choices, ask madelyn right now on our facebook page.
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