What does the wick and tallow business have to do with your figure? EASY: the more candles on the cake, the more handles you will make. Of course, I’m referring to those squishy love handles that plague so many of us. It’s a nasty trick of Mother Nature to make us feel so strong and confident on the inside, and then load up our outside with unwanted lumps and rolls. Yes, it seems there’s no way around it: the “freshman fifteen” is a drop in the bucket compared to the midlife spread.
But, just when I was about to give up all hope, I picked up a book with a feisty little title of its own, Skinny Bitch. Two svelte and savvy young women, Rory Freeman and Kim Barnouin, have pulled together a no-nonsense approach to eating light and eating right. No beating around the bush, they tell it like it is without sugar coating their points. And, speaking of sugar coating, you can wave “so long” to that gooey sweet substance—it’s got to go if you want to kiss your rolls goodbye.
Actually their book is well researched and offers great and healthy alternatives to the usual diet fare. “You don’t have to starve yourself to get skinny. You don’t need to spend all day at the gym to get skinny. You just need to smarten up and use your head.” And Rory and Kim don’t pull their punches: “You cannot keep shoveling the same crap into your mouth every day and expect to lose weight.” So be prepared for some frankly put, tongue-in-cheek talk.
These days I don’t care about skinny. I would just like to zip up my pants and not have to hold my breath until I grow faint when I do. I’ve decided to follow most of their suggestions (they advise making some pretty big changes but to take them slowly) and I’m already feeling a difference. So, if you’re like me and want you to deflate your spare tire, you might want to check out their book and find out how you can live slimly, and healthfully, ever after.