Lifestyle Fitness – and Secrets of the Perpetually Slim
Slim people… you know the ones: that guy who seems to eat like a horse, and yet stays slim? Or that “perfect 10” lady in your office who effortlessly glides past the snack station without ever even commenting on how tempting things look. She never says, “I know I shouldn’t… but…”
They know the secret to slim. Okay, sure. Chances are they have a great metabolism and good genes. But often it’s more than that.
Lean people don’t struggle with staying fit because they are good at 5 things:
- Eating what their body needs.
- Stopping when they’re content but not full.
- They don’t obsess about food.
- They stay busy, productive and physically active.
- They do not have the habit of munching for entertainment and recreation.
Let’s break it down a bit.
- Eating what their body needs. It’s about eating to live, not living to eat. It’s about recognizing the purpose of eating is to nourish the body, so we attend to that first.
- Stopping when they’re content but not full. If every time we eat, we eat to the point of feeling full, it means that food is pushing against our stomach to expand. The trick is to eat slowly enough that we register feeling the fullness sooner, and we come to recognize that feeling of satisfied and no longer hungry, being slightly empty, as a good thing.
- They don’t obsess about food. Naturally slim people spend very little time thinking, talking about and focusing on food. They are not food obsessed.
- They stay busy, productive and physically active. They tend to be agile and active, from gardening to biking, walking to yoga, they tend to be motivated to keep active and energized. You won’t find these folks being couch potatoes.hey do not have the habit of munching for entertainment and recreation.
- They do not have the habit of munching for entertainment and recreation. They rarely snack in between meals, nor is their life about living for food as recreation.
So if you’re not already living your slim lifestyle, are you ready for it? Grab a friend instead of a fry… a bike instead of a bite… an apple instead of a fritter, then go get active.
The more we do hard things, the sooner they’re no longer hard.