More Black Book of Hollywood Diet Secrets

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kymdouglas110x110BY KYM DOUGLAS

It’s mid-summer, so what better time to think about ways to keep eating in check while staying fashionably chic for the season.  Here’s some fun tidbits from my book, The Black Book of Hollywood Diet Secrets.

BURGER BONANZA

Gorgeous British export and film star Sienna Miller tells me she has cellulite. I didn’t see it and I still don’t believe it, but Sienna did say that she loves burgers. I’m not sure how she eats her burgers, but here is a little trick a Hollywood nutritionist revealed to help cut calories and, how shall we say…. keep things moving?

This food expert advises her star clients to combine prunes with meat because it cuts the fat by 40 percent and makes you feel fuller. Mix about five small pitted prunes with one pound of meat. Using a  food processor is preferable. This should make four small patties and you won’t even taste the prunes.  Secret Black Book extra: Always throw your bun on the grill for a second – forget the quest for Martha Stewart-esque burn strips, it really burns sugar off the bread.

SNEAKY SLIMMING TRICKS

Here’s a  few super-simple calorie slashers:

1. Chew gum. Sugarless gum gives your mouth a burst of sweet sensation for very few calories. Studies have shown that gum chewing can also help [you] relieve stress, mentally focus on tasks, satisfy a sweet tooth, overcome the urge to eat candy, and help manage hunger pangs.

2. Move the candy jar.   If you have to get up to get a piece of candy, it is not always worth the effort, whereas when the candy is convenient, consumption is higher.

3. Count the empty wrappers. It’s so easy to succumb to fun-size candy that you can lose track of how quickly the calories add up. If you keep the wrappers on your desk, it will remind you of how many you ate and stop after one or two…and if all else fails, exercise!

Kym Douglas is the co-author of The Black Book of Hollywood Beauty Secrets, The Black Book of Hollywood Diet Secrets and The Black Book of Hollywood Pregnancy Secrets. She guests on E!, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Fox’s Good Day LA. www.kymdouglas.com

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