Doug Skinner is proof you can be a foodie and still maintain a healthy weight. He wasn’t always proof though. He talked to CNN about the challenges he faced when he realized that at 300 pounds, something had to change.
It’s a good read and highlights why hitting a goal weight doesn’t mean the challenge is over. Skinner’s weight goes up and down and admits “it’s a constant fight.”
Skinner says: “There’s no way I’m going to sit at a Thanksgiving table and not eat anything … I consider myself a foodie and for as long as I live I will never have that type of [fear] relationship with food – I enjoy it too much. I will not deprive myself because of a pound or two.”
Can you relate to this? I can. Depriving yourself of some of the best things in life – say chocolate, for some, cheese for others – is no fun, and it really just sets yourself up for a fall. Moderation is key. Have some ice cream, but don’t eat the whole pint.
What helps Skinner keep his weight in check is movement – every step counts, he says. “The thing that’s worked best for me is getting off my butt,” Skinner tells CNN.
What has worked for you?