There’s one resolution on the top of nearly everyone’s list this year, and that’s to finally fit in our skinny jeans! If getting healthy and fit is something you’re striving for in 2015, you’re in luck. “The Skinny Jeans Diet” author, Lyssa Weiss joined me for an interview this morning to dish on how we can eat healthy and finally fit in our favorite skinny jeans for good!
Candace Rose: How can we achieve our resolutions and make a fresh start this year?
Lyssa Weiss: “Candace, 45% of Americans are going to make resolutions but only 8% of us are going to keep them, so today I want to share everyone in your audience how to be party of that 8%.
Let’s start with snacking. I’m loving grapefruit right now. It’s not just any grapefruit, I’m loving these wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red Grapefruit. That’s because the Texas climate, the warm sunny days and the cool nights really makes for the sweetest most premium grapefruit around. I’m telling you, you will not even need sugar when you eat these grapefruits, that’s how good they are. I love grapefruit as a snack in general because it has only 60 calories in half a grapefruit, 100% daily value of vitamin C and it’s versatile, so check those out…you will not be sorry.”
My other favorite snack of the moment is yogurt, but not just any yogurt. I am literally obsessed with Siggi’s yogurt and that’s because they have all simple ingredients and not a lot of sugar. They have no artificial thickeners, sweeteners, flavors, colors, preservatives – nothing. Every ingredient is something you can find in your own kitchen. For example, the vanilla yogurt is made with vanilla bean…not vanilla flavoring, which is why it’s so good and it’s all natural. I’m also obsessed with Siggi’s because like other strained yogurts, it packs so much protein. It has more protein than sugar and that’s not something you find in all the other yogurts. They’re at Whole Foods, you’ll be as obsessed as I am once you taste it.”
Candace Rose: Now that you’ve covered snacking. Do you have any advice when it comes to dinner?
Lyssa Weiss: “I do. Meal times, lunch and dinner – we’re all so busy, we’re all so rushed. I get it, me too, so that’s when a frozen meal can really come in handy, but not all frozen meals are created equal. One that I love is Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers. The reason why I love this is because they have this tray in tray steam cooking method that separates out the ingredients during heating, so you not only get to cook the food, but it really unlocks the freshness that you can see and you can actually taste it. I also love these because Healthy Choice makes you part of the culinary experience. You get to pour as much sauce on the meal as you like, so you get to control the flavor. I think that is so smart.
They are really upping their game – they’re coming out with a new line called Simply Cafe Steamers, which has nothing artificial and it’s 100% natural protein. So snacks, meal time, I have you covered!”
Candace Rose: Can you tell us about your new book “The Skinny Jeans Diet” and where we can find it?
Lyssa Weiss: “I’m so glad you asked, I would love to. “The Skinny Jeans Diet” is the new diet book that I’ve written. I’ve been sharing my secrets for New York women for years and now I’m sharing it with everyone. Check it out on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com or on my website TheSkinnyJeansDiet.com. It teaches you how to change your thinking to change your eating, so you can finally get into your pants. Changing your thinking is what it’s all about. At the core it’s a thinking plan to learn how to eat. It’s not just about the food. You’ll lose weight on the diet, but it teaches you how to change your thoughts about food.”
Candace Rose: I can’t wait to check it out! Where can we go for more information on everything we learned today, Lyssa?
Lyssa Weiss: “On everything we’ve learned today, go to TheSkinnyJeansDiet.com. I will share with you everything I have going on that I shared with you today.”