Do you get stuck when you’re trying to lose weight, or do you feel like a failure when you gain weight? You stick to your plan for a short period of time, but eventually you fall off the wagon and whenever you try to change your behavior it never sticks. With all the obstacles in your path, how can you do like the naturally thin people do and get and stay thin?
There are certain behaviors that separate the people who struggle with their weight and those who don’t. What is it they say about imitation being a sign of flattery? Well, take that approach and study what thin people do and apply it to your own life. Here are four secrets that naturally thin people do to keep the extra weight away:
#1 – Naturally Thin People Don’t Diet
Not only do diets not work, research shows that they’ll actually cause most people to gain weight. The odds are only 1 in 10 that you’ll keep any weight you lose on a diet off for ten years or more. And if you’re not careful, dieting can actually harm you by causing you to binge or emotionally eat or get other eating disorders.
So why don’t diets work? Following a plan that restricts eating any type of food causes you to stop listening to your body signals about when and how much to eat. Eventually you override those cues due to a feeling of deprivation, and that makes it difficult to reach or maintain your preferred weight.
#2 – Naturally Thin People Eat When Hungry and Stop When Full
It really is that simple. Naturally thin people eat only when they’re hungry and will stop when they’re satisfied. Take note of when you’re hungry and when you become full. And actually listen to your body when it’s telling you that you’re full. We have to eat to live, but people who are naturally thin don’t act like eating food is a hobby of theirs, they treat it more as a survival tactic.
#3 – Naturally Thin People Eat Whatever They Crave
You might have tried losing weight by cutting out certain types of foods, like fried foods and sodas. This sounds like a good idea and you don’t want to eat too much of that to get or stay healthy, but when you know you can’t have something you tend to want it more. Completely cutting out the high fat/high calorie foods that you really love can trigger bad eating habits. Enforcing this type of rule on your eating will more than likely set you up to gain weight. And when you do indulge in these food cravings, you beat yourself up over it later. Thin people don’t do that to themselves; if they like and have a craving for a cheeseburger, they’ll eat a cheeseburger. It’s no big deal to them.
#4 – Naturally Thin People Don’t Cope With Emotions By Eating
Thin people only eat to give fuel to their bodies and satisfy their hunger, not for any other external reasons. If you find yourself eating for other external reasons, you need to search for why you’re doing so. It could be because you’re bored or lonely or scared; it could be because you’re procrastinating about something; or it could be because you’re thinking you have to eat everything so you don’t waste any food, especially when there’s a scarcity of food in other parts of the world. Whatever the reason, you’ll need to find out what it is before you can find a permanent solution to stop it. Naturally thin people find other ways to cope with their emotions, and that’s what you’ll have to do as well.
Being (or at least looking like) a naturally thin person has nothing to do with following some strict diet or exercise program. To be the kind of person you want to be, do what the person you want to be is doing. That’s true when it comes to doing business, and it’s true with weight loss success. Don’t make the word ‘dieting’ a part of your vocabulary – naturally thin people don’t.