The Secrets to Being Lean (and Lazy)

The Secrets to Being Lean (and Lazy)

How do all those people on Instagram look so fit and healthy, without giving into all the fad diets and foods we see on the Internet everyday?

These two nutritionists shared simple and easy lifestyle adaptions you can make to feel healthy and look good without dedicating yourself to a strict fitness and diet regimen.

Eat until you feel satisfied, not stuffed

You know this one. Etiquette author Emily Post suggests putting down the fork between each bite, which is a strategy that’ll help you recognize when to stop eating before you’re pushing the bloat.

Half your plate should be veggies


“Vegetables are filled with fiber and water so they fill you up without filling you out,” explains Amy Shapiro MS, RD, CND, of Real Nutrition NYC.

Order small when you order out

“Whether it be coffee, salads, soups, frozen yogurt,” says Stephanie Middleberg, MS, RD, CDN of Middleberg Nutrition. “If you want to be small, order that way.”

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Check yourself

“If you can’t limit pick-able foods (chips, nuts, grapes, candy, etc.), then make sure you stick to single serving portions, such as handheld fruit, individually-wrapped hummus, nut or nut butter packets,” Middleberg explains.

Pass on the bread

Shapiro warns, “It’s just empty calories. My clients follow the pick your “poison” rule: Bread, Drinks or Dessert. You can enjoy one but not all.”

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