9 life changing secrets of naturally skinny people
We all have that one skinny friend who can eat whatever she wants, right?
She eats an ice cream cone like no big deal. And you know she doesn't always order salad. But she doesn't have superwoman genes. So how come she doesn't have to go on a diet? "
We show you the habits of fit and skinny people and how to become a “healthy eater” as well as how to learn from them and get inspired.
1. They didn't obsess over their weight or size
They never once tied their happiness or worth to how they looked, or to what size of pants they wear. They don’t weight themselves every day to see if it’s a “good” day or a “bad” day, and rarely think about their weight or size.
2. They are no emotional eaters
Naturally skinny people don’t think about food all the time. They don’t eat when they are stressed, bored, or sad, they have a relaxed relationship with food and found happiness outside of food.
3. They trust their bodies
They won’t fight with their body all the time to eat 6 small meals a day, and drink tones of water to alleviate the hunger in between.
Naturally thin people just trust their bodies, eat when they are hungry, and stopped when they are satisfied. They trust their internal hunger and fullness mechanisms and it’s working for them without fail.
4.They spend time in the kitchen
It is much easier to eat healthy and control portions when you take the time to prepare food in advance. Food preparation is the best thing you can do if you want to change your eating habits. Start preparing your food – cooking is a lot more fun than you think!
5. They didn't follow arbitrary rules of dieting
Naturally thin people don’t follow rules like: no carbs in the evening, don’t eat after 7pm, eat six small meals a day, always pair a carbs with a protein, never eat this, that and the other thing …
They simple have their own rules of what fuelled them best. Start listening to your body; otherwise you will be exhausted, and constantly confused about what your body really needs.
6. They keep healthy food on the hand
“Out of sight, out of mind?” Definitely! Lean people surround themselves with healthy snacks. Instead of chocolate and chips, they store healthy options like fruits, nuts and protein shakes at their working place or at home. Therefore they are less likely to make unhealthy choices.
7.They didn't associate food with guilt or shame
They don’t feel guilty or ashamed if they it a chocolate bar or a cake. Naturally thin people aren’t food saints that always eat what their bodies perfectly need, but they don’t dwell on their poor choices either.
They may acknowledge that it wasn’t the best decision: “Wow, I probably didn’t need to eat that whole desert” but then, they drop it, and trust themselves to continue making good decisions without needing to beat themselves up or feel guilty about that one poor choice.
8. Thin people don’t stand still
Thin people take the stair instead of the elevator, they are more likely to walk and stand than those of us who are a little bit chubby. Overweight people tend to move less than every day than thin people. So get up and be active! It helps a lot!
9. They eat dinner early
Stop eating 2 hours before you go to bed. This will help your body to get rid of your “extra fat”. Eating your last meal earlier gives your body more time to digest the food and burn fat while you sleep. Sleeping after a meal causes bad sleep, feel tired, bloated and uncomfortable when you wake up.