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Good Genes and The Good Jeans: How To Stay the Same Weight Over Years

I am lucky with my weight, but you can be too.

Hanging out this summer on the Jersey Shore

Hanging out this summer on the Jersey Shore

I will confess:

I have really good weight genes.

I can fit into the good jeans.

I have stayed the same weight since I graduated high school, 28 years ago. Yes, the same weight, albeit with bigger hips (thanks to giving birth to four precious kids).

I feel good in my body.

There have been ups and downs with my weight over the years, just slightly, a few pounds here and there. Normal life events.

I know the ‘how not to gain weight’ tricks.

And although I do have the good metabolism to go with the tricks, I think it is about time share the secrets. (Maybe you have some secrets you want to share?)

Without further adieu, here it is for the first time on BrightonYourHealth, my secrets to being 46 years old and 46 kilograms + 5% sometimes here and there, depending on whether it is winter or summer.


Here are my golden rules on how to stay the same weight and my weight loss tips:

  • I Eat Only When I am Hungry
  • I Stop Eating When Full and Satiated
  • I Eat Fat (lots of healthy vegetable fats, fatty fish bimonthly and animal fats in moderation)
  • I Exercise (a lot)
  • I Use an Esthetician on a regular basis (this keeps me feeling good and wanting to look good too)
  • I Separate My Emotions With My Eating
  • I Practice Food and Exercise Discipline (guilt free eating at parties and sticking to a lot of exercise even during busy periods)
  • I Try to Control My Stress
  • I Sleep
  • I Eat lots of Fruit and Vegetables
  • I Eat At Least One Salad a Day with Real Vinaigrette (real vinaigrette is 3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar)
  • I Avoid Eating Bread for Lunch and Dinner (although I do eat bread for breakfast and other carbohydrates like rice and pasta for other meals)

This year, 2013 make a promise to give YOURSELF the best present you can ever give:

Give yourself the gift of good health, the gift of taking care of yourself, no guilt eating, of putting yourself first and feeling great.

Here’s a toast to you.

Hope you continue to join me on this adventure.

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3 Responses to Good Genes and The Good Jeans: How To Stay the Same Weight Over Years

  1. ~ The Lady in Red ~ January 6, 2013 at 18:59 #

    I love how you didn’t mention that you “diet”! Being conscious of what you eat is a lifestyle choice, not something you do temporarily for a few weeks!
    ~ The Lady in Red ~ recently posted..Knowledge Bennett Gallery Announces Upcoming Exhibition ‘H.N.I.C,’ Head Notable In Charge, a Series of Pop Art Paintings by Artist Knowledge Bennett


  1. Mary Brighton - January 5, 2013

    {Latest article} What kind of health blog doesn't put an article in to motivate its readers right after New…

  2. Suzanne Saxe-R, Ed.D - January 5, 2013

    RT @mbrighton66 Good Genes and The Good Jeans: How To Stay the Same Weight Over Years: It takes some lucky genes…

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