These are the 8 secrets of naturally skinny people
Have you wondered how some people are skinny no matter how often you see them eating during the day? Yes, the genes are a miracle, but naturally skinny people have their own ‘secrets’ when it comes to keeping their bodies in good shape. No, we don’t mean harsh dieting or starving. Forget about that. Naturally skinny people have pretty good and healthy eating habits and it’s never too late for you to try too.
1 They stay hydrated
Water is one of the basic and most important things in skinny people’s diet. Water helps flush impurities from the systems and suppresses hunger pangs. In fact, they have a glass of water before a meal, which keeps them from overeating, because the liquid fills their stomach and leaves no place for plenty of food. So instead of grabbing a chocolate bar or a bag of chips, try to empty a bottle of water first and see what will happen. You don’t always have to stick to regular water; you can combine it with lemon, mint or get a sparkling vitamin water.
2 They don’t avoid exercise, even it is simple walking
These people are constantly moving and don’t avoid exercising. It keeps them balanced and in good mood. Whether they’re playing with their pet, walking to the store or doing housework, naturally skinny people rarely stay in one spot doing nothing. Make time in your schedule where you can focus on your physical activities. If you’re not sure what your current activity level is, buy a pedometer and record the number of steps you take daily.
3 They appreciate healthy meals
It’s not that they hate fast and junk food, but they know that healthy food is a smart investment for their body and health. Although they might have a pork chop for dinner, they choose a side dish like a green salad instead of loading up with mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese.
4 They don’t stuff their plates with food
People tend to fill their plates with lots of food, especially when it looks delicious and this way they tend to eat more. Instead, take skinny people’s advice and fill your plate with less food. Once you finish your meal, you can always put some more, but with time your brain will get used on the amount it sees in the plate and will absorb that information – this is enough for one meal. Eat smaller portions and eat more often.
5 They love sports
And not just to watch them or to cheer for their favorite team. In addition to being more active in their daily life, thin people take time to enjoy physical activity. Find a sport you enjoy and throw yourself into it to emulate those who are physically fit. It doesn’t have to be anything competitive – it can be simple throwing of a Frisbee or basketball in your backyard.
6 They don’t eat unhealthy snacks in between meals
Unhealthy snacks tend to have a lot of empty calories that make you feel full for only a short time. This way your body craves more food. The result is simple – you will gain weight. Instead, do it like the skinny people do – get a piece of fruit, handful of nuts or a protein bar. All of these choices stave off hunger without adding lots of calories.
7 They eat often but they eat healthy
Sometimes it seems as if thin people are constantly eating, only because they are eating often. And then everyone wonders how someone who munches something constantly stays skinny. While they may eat more often, they eat smaller amounts of food at each meal. Instead of sitting down to three large meals per day, break those meals down into six smaller ones. This way your need for food will be constantly satisfied and you wouldn’t have to “cover” that need with unhealthy and caloric snacks.
8 Midnight snacks are not on their schedule
Skinny people are finished with their meals by 6 or 7 pm. Not only do they avoid consuming extra calories before bed, they don’t expend excess energy on digestion when they’re trying to get their shuteye. If you are trying to stop eating before bedtime but you still feel hungry, take a piece of fruit instead of stuffing yourself with something unhealthy. It’s going to be hard at first until you get the hang of that kind of lifestyle.