Do you always ask yourself how your skinny neighbour, or that skinny woman in the tax department manages to stay skinny all the time? And when you ask them, they would just say, “Oh, I was blessed with this body – I can eat anything and not get fat.” And you would then walk away with disgust and hate them even more.
Genes and fitness level aside, I would venture a guess and say that these ‘skinny’ women would most probably have better eating habits than you. So, if you want to get skinny and stay skinny, for starters, you have to change your attitude towards food and secondly make small changes to your mindset and lifestyle.
Here are 15 eating and lifestyle secrets that skinny women follow religiously (and apparently keep to take to the grave), and that you should incorporate into your own routine (but please share them with your friends who are in need to lose weight). Following some or all of these habits will not only help you get skinny fast, but in the most healthiest way possible. Remember, your ultimate goal, yes is to get skinny, but more importantly this change in habits and lifestyle will improve your overall health.
1. Skinny women avoid a rigid diet
When most people start a diet, they usually eliminate foods or place certain foods as off limits. You need not start a rigid diet to the point of depriving yourself of foods you love. Focus on what you CAN eat.
If you keep labeling certain foods as off limits, you end up craving for them even more. `Not eliminating certain foods’ does not mean continuing to gorge on bad stuff, though. Regular consumption of meat-containing fast food, for instance, can lead to accumulation of LDL or bad cholesterol in the body. If you’re a coffee drinker or have a sweet tooth, you need not abruptly stop the caffeine or sugar intake. You can make sugar an occasional treat, but not a diet staple. Eat (or drink) in moderation, and keep in mind other health tips, so read on.
2. Skinny women find healthy alternatives for their favorite foods
Healthy food substitutes can be easily obtained. All-natural food stores in your neighborhood should offer a wide assortment of healthy options that can replace old favorites and inflammation-causing and cholesterol-laden ingredients in your meals.
If you cannot resist eating a slice of cake each day, opt for a light, flavorful or even a sugar-free option. Avoid the pesky insulin spike that can be triggered by consumption of simple carbohydrates. Instead of regular mayonnaise, choose a healthier condiment like mustard. To help control blood sugar and support your weight loss plan, switch to safflower oil or other healthy cooking oils. This list can go on and on, but you get the gist.
3. Skinny women stick to their routine
It is relative easy for most people to develop and begin a healthy eating plan, but continuing and making it part of your lifestyle can prove difficult. You need to convince yourself that you can lead an authentically healthy life, and that starts with a firm resolve to get healthy & stay healthy.
4. Skinny women manage stress well
Keeping stress at a minimum can benefit your body in many ways. Stress inhibits the immune system. By beating stress, you keep illnesses at bay. There are countless ways to reduce stress, like listening to soothing music, yoga/meditation, getting a massage, or going to the beach or some other tranquil place. Most people melt away stress by sleeping or hanging out with friends. Avoiding people who tend to drain your energy with their complaints and problems may also be an effective way to reduce stress.
5. Skinny women work through emotional issues
You may project a strong persona, but there may be times when you don’t feel fine, or you cannot seem to get it all together. You may go home with feelings of inadequacy, loneliness, resentment, anger, or with negative feedback loops. Instead of expending time on wishful thinking or other non-productive stuff, you can look at your own emotions and find a way to fix what’s bothering you.
Problems linked to you interpersonal relationships that contribute to stress may prompt you to reach for comfort foods or overeat. This can lead to weight gain. By learning how to manage your emotional problems, you are in effect taking food issues and unhealthy weight gain out of the equation.
6. Skinny women eat clean foods
Clean eating has far-reaching benefits. If you’ve long been eating convenience foods or foodstuff like burgers, all that food can turn out to be your enemy. You may begin to feel sick. Power eating is all about putting good food in our body. Think organic produce. Think pork from real pastured pigs with more omega-3s, and beef from grass-fed cows.
You can have fun even if you opt for all-natural or organic eats. Just mix them up a bit. Instead of regular eggs, try free-range eggs with more micronutrients, cooked & serve with other healthy eats. Purchasing clean/wholesome foods may be costly, but they actually offer more bang for the buck.
7. Skinny women are accountable for their own weight loss
When you’ve embarked on a weight loss regimen, remember that you are accountable for your own actions. A fitness trainer, a nutritionist, or a naturopathic doctor may help you. You can choose to be a fit & trim product of your healthy decisions, rather than thinking that you are destined to be fat or choose to do nothing, which we all know what that would result in.
8. Skinny women control their portions
For most people, portion control may seem easier said than done. Veer away from super-sized meals and upsize offers. At buffets, it can be pretty challenging to resist filling your plate with different kinds of food, but think about how sick you’ll feel if you gorge. Let several minutes pass after eating, before going back (if ever). When buying food at the grocery store, read labels.
Remember that portion control is one effective way to blast fat, so try not to ignore this tactic that can lead to a trimmer figure, quicker than you may think.
9. Skinny women keep a food journal
You can track your nutritional intake, which is not just a matter of counting calories, using several ways. You can jot down what you regularly ingest in a food diary. You can also use online tools to log and track your food consumption. By tracking what you eat, you can more easily get the right balance of nutrients.
10. Skinny women exercise
Much has been said about the myriad health benefits of exercising. Yet many people, including those who want to get skinny fast, need constant reminders about how incorporating regular exercise in their schedules will not only raise their metabolism and burn calories fast, but also improve their overall wellness.
Bonus benefit – when you attain a certain level of fitness due to regular, vigorous activity, your mind and immunity also improves, and you will feel more responsive & enthusiastic about life.
11. Skinny women eat every few hours
Eating small meals frequently, which may be around five to six meals each day, can help you control food cravings. It’s a time-tested technique used by individuals concerned about their expanding waistlines. You can ensure that each small meal you take has quality protein like a hard-boiled egg. Complex carbohydrate like brown rice, a piece of fresh fruit or vegetable, as well as nuts, are nutritious and filling options.
Bonus benefit -eating small meals several times a day will also help keep your blood sugar under control.
12. Skinny women detoxify their body
Your body can better absorb the nutrients it needs if you lighten up the toxic load. Expelling toxins from the body can be done by drinking lots of purified water and loading up on superfoods. Veggies like artichoke, cabbage, kale, carrots and garlic help purge the liver of toxins.
Blueberries, beets, avocados, beans, seeds (like chia seeds) and nuts that contain important nutrients also help eliminate toxins from the body. There are also detoxifying beverages, like green tea, that aid in weight loss. Cut back on refined sugars, saturated fats, alcohol and caffeine.
13. Skinny women hydrate their body regularly
Staying hydrated keeps the body in good working condition. Drinking enough fluids, including purified water, protein shakes, green tea and freshly squeezed juices also help cleanse the body of toxins. Drinking lots of water can also suppress appetite and aid in weight management.
14. Skinny women cook at home
If you cook at home, you have the upper hand in ensuring that you and your family members will get sufficient nutrients. Cooking at home also removes worry about hidden ingredients like gluten, which may trigger an immune response.
15. Skinny women never stop trying
If you’ve tried everything and nothing seems to be working to blast fat, seek professional help. Even if you’ve ruled out health issues, don’t stop trying to reach a healthy weight.
There are products, foods, techniques, and experts who can guide you towards getting a trimmer, healthier body. Seek help or devise an all-natural plan tailor fitted for you, but don’t throw discipline & determination out the door.