Friday, January 4, 2013

New Year's Diet

What is the number one New Year's resolution that people make?  That's right, the "I'm going to get fit and lose weight" resolution.  A lot of people think that means a 500 calorie starvation diet along with daily visits to the gym.  No wonder it gets dropped by February!

No, my sister and I have discussed what the New Year's Diet looks like for us.  I was a little surprised when I saw her facebook post that said she was going on a diet, but after I thought about it a little bit, I decided it couldn't hurt for me to join her.  So here you go, the Libby-Tripp Surefire New Year's Diet to Remove Christmas Pounds.  Just follow our 10 simple rules and you too can succeed at your New Year's resolution.

1.  Sugar cookies are no longer to be consumed for breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack, and dessert.

2.  Water, not egg nog, should be your primary beverage.

3.  No chocolate before 10 a.m. or after 10 p.m.

4.  Caramel corn, while delicious, does not count as a vegetable.

5.  Yes, apricot bars do have both oatmeal and fruit.  That still doesn't make them appropriate for breakfast.

6.  The creamer in four cups of coffee a day does not fulfill your dairy requirement.

7.  "Leafy greens" refer to spinach and the like, not chocolate Kisses with festive green foil wrappers.

8.  Never eat a whole pint of Ben & Jerry's while watching a sappy Christmas movie again.  Ever.  Unless you are a breastfeeding mama.  (But baby #3 ain't happening, so that's a moot point.)

9.  Eat some fruits and vegetables.  And now you know from #'s 4, 5, and 7 what doesn't count.

10.  If any of the above rules confuse you, just go by the "Meals should never be more than 50% butter, sugar, or chocolate" rule of thumb.

Good luck to you all!

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