Sharon Osbourne's Blog
Los Angeles, California
Tips for Success
Never skip a meal!
Favorite Atkins-Friendly Food
Roasted turkey with green beans
Hello! How are you?
What's been going on? I just realized that it’s almost Thanksgiving and I
haven’t even started preparing for the holidays! I've got so much to do, but
before I jump in, I want to make a plan to stay on track this holiday season.
Have a look at what I've written down so far and tell me your tips to add to
1. Don’t shop and starve! Toss an Atkins bar in your bag or keep a few in the
car so you don’t go without eating if you haven’t got time to stop for lunch.
The longer I go without a snack, the harder it is to resist temptation.
2. Don’t get tricked by holiday packaging. All the coffee shops have the
special holiday cups and the special holiday drinks out. It’s easy to get
excited about it and forget what’s in those holiday coffee drinks. Skip the snowflake
syrup latte and try adding heavy cream and some cinnamon or nutmeg powder to a
regular coffee or espresso.
3. Stuff your turkey not your tummy! When there’s lots of food, we eat lots of
it! Portion control is so important. I have to remind myself not to pile things
on my plate just because I can.
4. If you go overboard, don’t abandon ship! We’re all human and we all have
slip-ups. What’s important is what you do after the slip-up. Don’t get down
about it and don’t throw away all your hard work. Get back on track at your
very next meal.
5. Eat, Drink, and most importantly of all, BE MERRY! Enjoy the holidays,
cherish the time you get to spend with friends and family. Don’t let food steal
All my love and support,
Hello! How are you all doing? I want to hear what’s going on, who’s got something to celebrate? Who needs some support? Go on, let’s hear it!
Last week I went on “The Doctors” to talk about how I’ve finally overcome my life-long struggle with my weight through Atkins, and that is definitely something to celebrate! It was great to talk about this with Dr. Travis and Dr. Ian because they were able to help me bust some myths and answer health questions as only doctors can.
They’re a tough group, and right after they praised my decision to get healthy on Atkins, they drilled into me about the dangers of some of the things I’ve tried in past years to lose weight and introduced me to the most shocking, outrageous diet I’ve ever heard of, the tongue diet. I cannot believe people are allowed to do this! They put you under anesthesia and sew a patch to your tongue so eating solid food is very uncomfortable and you have to do a liquid diet.
They said the average person who does this loses 16-20 pounds in the 1 month that the patch is on. There was a woman sitting in audience who had just had the procedure done the day before, and you could see the stitches in her tongue from the stage. I felt so bad for her. Not just because she had to be in pain, but because she would think that she literally had to torture herself to lose 16-20 pounds! I jumped out of my seat!
I lost 11 pounds in my first two weeks on Atkins, and in 6 weeks, I lost 23 pounds. That’s a similar amount of weight. I know what it’s like to be in that woman’s position and be willing to do crazy things to lose weight, but if you’ve tried Atkins, you know you don’t have to!
Don’t sew anything to your tongue!
All my love and support,
I cannot believe it has been a whole year since I got started on Atkins. Time has flown by, and so much has changed.
I’m feeling more confident now, I'm much more comfortable in my clothes. My health has improved, and I’m walking more than ever.
Atkins is something that I do for myself. It’s not for anybody else, it’s for me, and I like that. It’s also something I can rely on. No matter what else is going on in my life, I’m in control of my weight and what I’m eating. I don’t go sabotaging myself anymore. When I’m mad or sad, I’m not running off to the fridge for an ice cream.
I haven’t had potato chips or fizzy drinks in a year and I do not miss them at all, especially the fizzy drinks.
When I first got started, I was uncomfortable in my clothes, uncomfortable in my skin, and that’s not nice, it’s the worst feeling to have. If you’re feeling that way, you can change that.
I was talking about all this on KTLA the other morning and the anchors were surprised to hear you can have chocolate on Atkins. Yes! They have these little chocolate candies that are absolutely fabulous! I’ve got loads of them in my dressing room because everyone at “The Talk” is always coming in to steal them!
So how about you? What is different about your life since you’ve started on Atkins? Are you going steady or needing support? Let’s hear all about it!
All My Love and Support,
- GO FOR A WALK! I like walking because it’s not intimidating and it’s easy to see your progress. It’s also a fabulous opportunity to bond with your spouse or catch up with your friends. Give it a go! Start with 5 minutes a day and you’ll be surprised how quickly you progress.
- COOL DOWN IN THE POOL! I enjoyed playing in the pool this year with my grandbaby Pearl. If you have little ones, what a magnificent way to bond with them…you won’t even realize you’re exercising.
- LIFT WEIGHTS. The one takes a little time to work up to, but I love it. It feels great!
- ENJOY YOURSELF! Seriously. On Atkins you should never feel hungry or deprived, this isn’t something you need to force yourself through. It’s a different lifestyle, one you should enjoy. And as you start experiencing the benefits, the weight loss, the extra energy, put them to good use enjoying your time with friends and family.
- DON’T LOSE YOUR HEAD! There are so many treats I find difficult to resist, but I have to remember that just one bite leads to just one more, and then I have to go through the whole detox process of weaning myself off sugar again. Remember your motivation and stick with it.
- START AT YOUR VERY NEXT MEAL. Stop putting it off. Stop punishing yourself with negative thoughts. Make the decision to change and DO IT. You’ve got to just jump right in- both feet in the pool! And don’t you dare wait until Monday! By Monday, you might have already have lost weight.
- CLEAR OUT THE JUNK! If there’s junk food in the house, it’s got to go! Out of sight, out of mind.
- STOCK UP ON HEALTHY SNACKS YOU LIKE. I keep two-bite rosemary chicken roll-ups, fresh cut vegetables (with Atkins bleu cheese dressing), and whipped cream cheese wrapped in arugula and green onion in the fridge at home and at work.
- GET CREATIVE WITH YOUR BEVERAGES. I swear by sparkling water with lime and fresh mint. It’s my favorite! Recently, I’ve also gotten into iced green tea, which is a fabulous pick-me-up and is loaded with antioxidants.
- KEEP CHANGING UP YOUR MENU! There are so many different recipes to choose from, there is just no excuse to get bored on Atkins. Make a point to explore new recipes each season.