Here are five simple and healthy habits slim people enforce in their daily routines.
1. THEY HAVE A SCALE: While the number on a scale is only one measure, it can be indicative of progress toward a healthier lifestyle. That said, weighing habits can be problematic for certain individuals. For some, what they see on the scale can trigger feelings of depression and stress and even counterproductive behavior like emotional eating. The feeling of defeat when reading a number may also override successes. If you sense that the scale does you more harm than good, trust your gut and skip this tip.
2. THEY DON’T RESTRICT WHAT THEY EAT: If you’re on the job and hungry after lunch, consider cutting out vending machine snacks for more nutritious ones you bring from home. Eating at home is a smart way to cut calories and spending.
3. THEY EAT MINDFULLY: People who look and feel good generally don’t put themselves on restrictive diets. Instead, they think about what they’re putting in their bodies.
4. THEY EAT BREAKFAST: While it’s up for debate whether breakfast is the most important meal of the day, there’s no denying it’s significant. Research finds that those who for go a morning meal tend to consume more calories at lunchtime. Skipping breakfast is also associated with increased weight and increased weight gain over time.
5. THEY EXERCISE: Exercise does so much for our bodies and brains, including reducing stress and depression symptoms as well as the risk of diabetes and a host of other conditions. One more really cool side effect of habitual exercise is that it’ll make you crave a healthier diet. That’s a win-win for weight loss. The endorphin rush you get from a sprint around the neighbourhood might help you resist temptation, whether that’s alcohol or a big slice of chocolate cake.
So, there you have it. As it seems, naturally thin people are naturally thin in part because they don’t make thinness their main priority. They take a ‘be’ not ‘do’ approach, incorporating healthy habits into their routines. If you want to follow suit, a lifestyle shift may be in order.