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15 Things You Need to Know About Sam Smith's Secret Weight Loss Weapon

Vivian KELLY
by Vivian KELLY Published on April 2, 2015

Sam Smith dropped a ton of weight in the last few weeks and he looks amazing BUT what gave him his new chiseled physique? Ladies, we know his secret! Smith credits his new svelte figure to Amelia Freer's book, "Eat. Nourish. Glow." Here's what we learned about it:

Smith, 22, has shed more than 42 pounds, including one 14 pounds in two weeks (yup, 14 pounds in TWO weeks). The person he's praising for "changing his life"? Food Expert and Nutritional Therapist, Freer and her book. We took a first hand peek.

1. Snack attacks

Don’t give into snacking. Freer believes you should be able to have three meals a day without wanting to buy a handful of Maltesers two hours before dinner. If you really need to eat something, get something like nuts, fruit and organic nut butter. Yum.

2. Guilt trips

There’s a whole lotta guilt tripping in this book. What Freer thinks: If you've got time for Facebook, you’ve got time to exercise and cook healthily too. Word.

3. Be mindful

There are loads of tips on how to eat mindfully. If you’re trying to lose weight it’s not just about what you eat but HOW you eat too.

4. Cutting out the bad guys

The diet involves minimizing gluten, sugar and dairy so you'll have plenty more room for nutritional veg and vitamin-rich fruits. No excuses.

5. She's well known in the celebrity world

She's helped the likes of James Corden and Boy George! Yeahuh.

6. She'll sass you out

“WHO SAYS YOU CAN’T EAT BROCCOLI FOR BREAKFAST?” You can’t argue with that, right?

7. It's not just about weight loss

It’s not just about losing weight, it’s about lifestyle changes too! It’s about making you feel good inside and out! It's a feel-good book.

8. There are some great craving tips

Apparently sucking on herb-infused ice cubes works!

9. Don’t go cold turkey!

It’s all about baby steps people. Freer recommends giving one thing up (whether it’d be caffeine, dairy, gluten and so on) and going from there.

10. Out of sight, out of mind

Before you start, you need a kitchen detox. Throw away anything and everything in your kitchen that’s not good for you. Bin temptations.

11. Sometimes you're thirsty NOT hungry

If you’re feeling hungry have a glass of water first. Sometimes we mix up dehydration with hunger.

12. Change your mindset.

It’s all in your head. If you associate being happy with bad foods, you’ll always turn to those. Change the way you think and make healthier versions of them. Freer's got some pretty delicious recipes in this book.

13. Fats are GOOD for you!

You just need to learn which fats. Things like avocado, eggs, coconut, oily fish, whole organic milk - they’re all the fats your body NEEDS!

14. Don’t be so hard on yourself!

We’re not going to be happy counting calories on our Fitness Pal every second of the day, are we? No. Be consistent with your healthy lifestyle but don’t punish yourself for indulging once in a while. We all deserve it.

15. Get to know yourself

Are you a disciplined eater or do you give in to your guilty pleasures far too often than you deserve? Know what kind of relationship you have with your food and make an effort to improve it. Only then will you see results!

Are you going to try out Sam Smith's secret weapon? Tweet us @wewomenUSA!

Grab a copy of Freer’s book here.

This article was written by Vivian Kelly. Follow her on Twitter @vivkell.

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