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Friday, April 6, 2012


10 Habits of Skinny People

Simple strategies for healthy weight loss. Has your pattern of weight loss started to resemble the ups and downs of a yo-yo? Shedding pounds and keeping them off comes down to more than jumping on the latest diet bandwagon. In fact, as many as 80% of dieters who reach their goal weight through dieting end up regaining as many or more pounds within two years. Overall lifestyle choices have a greater impact on maintaining a slim figure for the long haul than cutting calories, and science has identified many habits that skinny people have in common.

1. Daily weigh-in

Many diet plans say only step on the scale once a week, but researchers at the University of Minnesota found that once a day is more effective for preventing long term weight gain.

2. Don't skip breakfast

Your mother was right and the statistics are significant. According to the American Journal of Epidemiology, people who skip breakfast are 4.5 times more likely to be obese.

3. Drink water

Researchers at Virginia Tech discovered that people who drank two glasses of water before eating a meal ate less and lost over 30% more body fat over a twelve-week period than those who didn't drink water. Water is crucial for the metabolic process. It's also a calorie-free substitute for the empty calories in soft drinks. Just swapping a serving of water for one large glass of juice or soda can add up more than a thirteen-pound weight loss over the course of a year.

4. Eat whole grains

Break out the brown rice, whole wheat pasta, and whole grain bread. According to the America Journal of Clinical Nutrition, middle-aged women who consumed the most whole grains were significantly thinner and healthier in general than those who consumed the least

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Are you a person who has never had to worry about your weight? What habits have kept you on the thin side? I religiously practice drinking lots of water, not skipping breakfast, getting 8 hours rest, and moving at work at least every couple hours. How about you? 

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