Have you ever wondered how some people are able to stay thin and maintain their weight? You probably think that they are blessed with thin genes.
Maybe so, maybe not.
In his book The Biology of Belief, Dr Bruce Lipton states that our genes and DNA do not control our biology. They are controlled by our surroundings and our thoughts.
If we continue to believe that our genes are responsible for our weight, and if our mind is always thinking about foods, we will find it difficult to lose weight no matter what diet program we follow. And if we live or associate with people who do not practice healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle, we will most likely develop the same behavior and attitude.
What can you do?
It is said that to succeed in something, learn from successful people.
So, if you want to be lean and healthy, the shortest route is to emulate the attitude, beliefs and habits of thin and healthy people.
So let’s check the…
9 Habits of Thin People.
1. Breakfast is a Must Have.
Thin people know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Their breakfast menu usually comprises of a combination of healthy foods such as protein, complex carbohydrate, whole grains, fresh fruits and lemon water.
2. They Drink Lots of Water.
Most often, we mistake thirst for hunger and so we eat. Thin people are able to curb snacking junk foods because they keep their body hydrated by drinking lots of water. Furthermore, drinking water is one of the best ways to remove toxins from our body and improve metabolism.
3. They Choose Healthy Beverages.
Thin people avoid canned or bottled fruit juices and also carbonated drinks, including diet soda and energy drinks. These drinks almost always contain lots of sugar. They do drink coffee but they limit it to 1 cup a day and reduce the sugar and cream.
Their preferred choice of beverages is usually green tea or fresh fruit or vegetable juice or smoothie. And they avoid or limit alcohol beverages. These beverages especially cocktails are high in calories but contain few nutrients and contribute to weight gain.
4. Thin and Healthy People Eat Balanced, Nutritious Diet.
A thin person who is able to maintain his or her weight makes conscious and smart decisions about what to eat, how to eat and how much to eat for each meal. She eats whole foods which contain all the macronutrients (protein, carbohydrate and fat), vitamins and minerals instead of processed of fast foods.
5. They Don’t Skip Meals
Skipping meals will cause hunger and cravings and will lead to weight gain. A lean person eats regularly to enable her body to get a constant flow of nutrients throughout the day. She takes her breakfast, midday snack, lunch, mid-afternoon snack and early dinner. And she savors her meal, enjoying every bite.
6. They Make Exercise a Habit.
Thin people are physically active. They allocate time for exercise which they enjoy which usually include aerobics and weight training workouts. And they purposely add more movements into their daily routines.
7. They Know How to De-Stress.
Stress creates hormonal imbalance and acids in the body which will lead to weight gain, diseases, sleeping problems, moodiness, and low energy. Thin people make it a habit to exercise, play indoor or outdoor games, take up an enjoyable hobby, and meditate. They make sure that they get enough rest and sleep.
8. They Have Self-Control.
Thin people have overweight friends and family members too. But they have developed self-control and are able to make wise choices about foods. If they choose to indulge certain foods on some occasions, they will not feel guilty. They will immediately get back on track the day after.
9. They Develop the Right Mindset.
People who are able to maintain a healthy weight focus more on their health and well-being. They look at food as a source of energy. They are able to avoid using food as a means to comfort themselves or as a way to eliminate stress.
Why not set a lunch or dinner date with someone you know who is able to stay thin. Observe what he or she eats and notice the food portion. Ask questions about the person’s routines and how she is able to maintain her weight and health.
You will be surprised that there are not a hundred things that the person does. There are only a few basic things like the 9 habits of thin people mentioned above.
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