Four years ago, the social media and news channels were on fire reporting about Jennifer Hudson’s mind-blowing weight loss, where she managed to lose over 80 pounds and revealed it in a bikini selfie on her Instagram account. This was right after giving birth to her child, when she decided to follow the Weight Watchers diet regimen in an extremely strict, dedicated and efficient manner. What is interesting is that despite the passage of four years, Jennifer has managed to keep the weight off. This is an extremely troubling area for majority of dieters, who might lose weight quickly, but find that the pounds crawl back on shortly afterwards. Jennifer Hudson has a few secrets up her sleeves when it comes to not only losing the weight, but maintaining her slim, sleek and sexy figure too.
Throw The Pancakes On The Wall
What this means is that you should never let your food control you. “I never let my food intimidate me”, revealed Jennifer Hudson on the Dr. Oz show, “If I don’t want to eat something, I simply throw it away”. This is an interesting tip, because the psychology of overweight or obese people reveals that they often feel addicted, controlled or dependent upon food. The underlying reason behind this is the intrinsic connection between food and emotions, whereby feelings of sadness, happiness or depression are experienced by consuming food. Jennifer Hudson decided to take immediately control over her life, and has broken her emotional dependency upon food.
Squat, Squat and More Squat
Jennifer candidly reveals that she used to do 100 squats a day, in order to not only lose the excess fat but also tone her flabby body. This is an important trip to incorporate within one’s life, as toning is as necessary as actually losing weight. Squats are an extremely convenient way of exercising, as they can be performed anywhere and at any time. Jennifer revealed that she is an extremely lazy girl, which is why squats suited her as she did not have to go to the gym each time to exercise. This shows that going daily to the gym is not critical to weight loss, instead one can exercise anywhere and at any time. So long as exercise is performed at one’s convenience and preference, that is all that matters to success weight loss.
It Didn’t Happen Overnight
The secret to Jennifer’s weight loss was significant patience, as she lost 80 pounds during the course of two years. Losing weight drastically within a few weeks or months is more likely to crawl back, as people cannot maintain such a dramatic lifestyle on a regular basis. The key is to exercise moderation and self-restrain, to make the right choices and to make them at the right time, throughout the year. Weight loss is a lifestyle change, one that does not happen over night – and if it does, then you are not doing it right.
Make Yourself Accountable
Jennifer Hudson still continues to keep a daily journal, in which she religiously logs in every meticulous detail about what she puts in her body. This allows her to keep a check on what she is consuming, which she checks every night before going to bed. These days, different applications can also be used on one’s mobile to quickly and conveniently log in anything that one is eating.
Use Fit bit Flex
This is a handy gadget that checks how many steps you have taken, or how many floors you have climbed, during the course of a day. It sets goals for steps and floors for you, based on your weight, height, age and gender and then monitors whether you are reaching these goals. Jennifer Hudson is a proud user of this device, as it allows her to ensure that she is meeting her targets and makes sure that she stays active and healthy throughout the day. Most people believe that exercise or staying active is restrained just to the gym, but with a Fitbit Flex one can stay active throughout the day.
Cook Your Meals Yourself
Instead of ordering out, or eating quick take-out, Jennifer has been eating freshly cooked food prepared either by herself or her chef, for the past four years. This has allowed her to cook food according to her dietary requirements, and cuts out the excess carbohydrates, sugar, fat and salt. Thus, cook your meals yourself so that you know what you are putting in your body – this is an effectively low-cost and easy way of losing weight.