What’s the secret of looking fabulous? Is there a secret? Well, there’s no secret and no mystery either, but there are things that you can do to tip the balance in your favor.
Look Fabulous – Eat Well, Sleep Well
Do you get enough sleep? Ideally you should get between 7 and 8 hours’ sleep every night. How many did you get last night? What do you think your average is over the past week? You might be surprised when you work it out.
Did you know that the average number of hours sleep we get every night is less than it was 50 years ago? 50 years ago everybody got 2 hours’ more sleep. Why has this happened? Probably because we stay up too late watching television. Maybe the demands of our everyday jobs are much greater than they used to be.
The problem with getting too little sleep is that your body interprets a lack of sleep as an energy deficiency – which it is. It responds by releasing a hormone called ghrelin which makes you feel hungry. When you come down to breakfast the one thing you want to do is to eat some calorie-dense food – preferably sweet – to assuage your hunger. You make a move for the sugar -coated breakfast cereal and down a large volume of calories. Do this every day and your chances of looking fabulous will soon evaporate as the pounds roll on.
What’s your diet like? Do you eat a lot of ready meals? How much fresh food do you eat? To look fabulous you have to take care of the most important thing in your life – you. If you don’t fill yourself with the right fuel, you won’t get very far and you won’t look very good. The space shuttle doesn’t run on diesel. It has to have the right fuel to do the job, and so do you!
Looking fabulous is about making what you eat fabulous. Fabulous fruit and fabulous vegetables can make all the difference to the way you look and to what you weigh. All it takes to look fabulous is a little care and effort.