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Carrie Wiatt, nutrition consultant to Hollywoods elite, works daily with celebrities like Fergie and other red carpet beauties to make their bodies are always camera-ready for high-profile events. Wiatt believes women can achieve many of their desired health and beauty goals by following a balanced and portion-controlled eating regimen and healthy lifestyle that is easy to maintain year round.
•FILL UP ON FIBER. Dietary fiber can also help keep you feeling full for longer. An entire medium grapefruit has 4 grams of dietary fiber, some of which is soluble fiber (pectin), which helps support healthy cholesterol levels. Enjoy half a grapefruit for breakfast and another half after your evening workout.
•PREPARE YOUR PORTIONS. Be mindful of portions by downsizing dishes at home. Measure correct portions the first time, so you have a visual blueprint in your mind.
•SHAKE UP SNACK TIME. Eating well is all about flavor, texture and variety. For an energizing afternoon snack, try pairing a fruit or vegetable you love with a serving of walnuts to add protein, omega-3 fatty acids and a satisfying crunch.
•EAT YOUR WAY TO GREAT SKIN. Your overall diet and health regimen may contribute to smooth, supple skin. The vitamin C found in Florida grapefruit and 100 percent grapefruit juice supports collagen production to help keep skin looking youthful, glowing and picture-perfect ready for whatever the day throws your way. Collagen breakdown in the skin may contribute to the appearance of wrinkles.
•EAT SMARTER. To regulate caloric intake, practice mindful eating instead of automatic eating. First, consult your brain: are you feeling hunger or boredom? Second, wait five to ten minutes after experiencing diet- derailing cravings to see if they pass. Finally, when its mealtime, take your time and monitor for satiety then stop when you are satisfied.