Did you know that Susan Lucci, Emmy award-winning star of the soap opera “All My Children” and Daytime’s Leading Lady, is 5’2″ and only 95 pounds?
It’s even smaller than the “small frame” ideal weight for her height, which is 105 pounds. And somehow, magically, it fits her. She has never looked emaciated or, worse, anorexic.
For 14 years, Susan has been a huge fan of pilates-the fitness regimen that centers on breathing, muscle precision and flexibility.
Judging by the paparazzi pictures of her in a bikini at 62 years old, she’s clearly benefiting from it!
But is Susan Lucci’s weight something to aspire to?
Perhaps, if you’re her exact height and have a similarly tiny, bird-like frame. And with the average height and weight for women coming in at 5’3″ and 163 pounds, it’s probably safe to say that looking like Susan Lucci is not a realistic goal for many women out there.
However, if you want to look as petite and glamorous as the divine Ms. Lucci, there are several things you can do:
1. Drink water.
In order to make your skin glow, flush out the toxins in your body and lose weight easily, you should drink about 100 ounces of water per day.
It might seem like a lot, and if you replace the coffee, soda, and smoothies with water, you’ll be surprised at what a difference it can make in your weight loss pursuit.
2. Exercise regularly.
Even if you take an extra half-hour while walking the dog; even if you park further away from the entrance at your job, your home, or the grocery store just to get a bump in cardiac activity; even if it’s just a walk around your block or your neighborhood for 20 minutes, you’ve got to get up, get out and get moving.
Losing weight isn’t only about cutting out certain foods. It’s also about activity.
3. Eat more often.
Don’t starve yourself all day, then “reward” yourself with a huge meal late in the day. Eat smaller meals throughout the day to keep your metabolism high and stave off hunger.
4. Go natural.
Now, this isn’t about twigs and berries. But too many of us go for the quick, pre-packaged meals that we can choke down quickly so that we can muddle through our busy schedules.
And that’s not good for you. Opt for foods that are fresh and wholesome, i.e. a piece of fruit instead of a Fruit Roll-Up or a Pop Tart.
5. Love your body!
Don’t kill yourself trying to get down to Susan Lucci’s weight. Her weight is good for her. She has a tiny frame. Your body is probably nothing like hers-and that’s a good thing because you are beautiful.
If you’ve got big breasts or booty to spare, sure, some of that will come off when you’ve lost the excess weight. But you must love who you are because that helps the process move along a lot faster.