Stay slim without dieting, just healthy eating (GMA News Online)

A healthy bowl of strawberries with yogurt and flaxseeds

(This feature was published in GMA News Online last June 8, 2015)

I write for a living. My job entails writing about food. I’ve been to countless media events, attended many restaurant visits, met local and international chefs, and exposed my palate to new food adventures along the way.

Despite everything, I’ve pretty much maintained my five-foot-two-inch, 100-pound frame all these years. Some of my clothes from college (almost 20 years ago) could still fit me, although the style is a bit questionable.

I can say that I haven’t changed much physically, but it’s not because I’m on a diet craze or something. Far from it! In fact, I don’t believe in diets. I’ve heard a lot about programs like the South Beach Diet, Atkins, Cohen, and the like, but I never joined any. I just ate according to my preference. After all, I live to eat.

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