We all have that one skinny friend who we kind of despise but are ultimately intrigued by her entire existence.
While the rest of us are counting calories and praying to keep the weight off, she spends her free time snapping it up on social media and strutting the streets like a runway model.
Well, here is some good news for you because freakishly perfect genetics isn’t the only reason why your pal has never experienced love handles.
She actually has actually committed to these 15 skinny girl habits that can ultimately transform your life, too.
1. They Always Have a Date With the Gym.
You would never pass up a date with that cutie from the coffee bar, so treat yourself with the same respect. Our bodies crave activity, and when we are sedentary too long, everything goes out of whack.
Skinny people, however, always manage to give themselves a physical tune-up at least four days out of the week, even if they only have the time to do a few sets of lunges in their living room. These gals aren’t a match for excuses.
2. They Track calories with handy apps in their pockets.
The secret is out ladies because some women actually log their calories. This gives them the insights that they need to lose weight.
These apps do a lot of heavy lifting when calories are being calculated. Some of these apps also monitor your workout to help you grasp your caloric deficit every day.
When you see the results, you can be shocked by how much calorie intake you had consumed — then if you didn’t.
3. They track their mood and not the scale.
This may sound easier said than done, but it’s strongly suggested that people do not dwell on the scale number, and rather, take notice of how they feel and the level of their energy.
These are key factors, especially at the beginning. The pounds are going to come off if you work hard but your scale number may not change. You’ll be adding muscle mass which weighs more than fat.
It’s about how your body feels, how your dress fits, and how you personally feel — not what the scale tells you!
4. They know another World Outside of Cardio.
2020 called to tell you to grab a pair of dumbbells and get to squatting. I hate to break it to you, but the treadmill isn’t going to be your saving grace in this lifetime, at least not anytime soon when it comes to weight loss.
If you want to drop some serious weight in a relatively short amount of time, take up strength training. Strength training can help you manage or lose weight, and it can increase your metabolism to help you burn more calories.
5. They Know to Never skip a healthy breakfast.
In 30 minutes after waking, having a healthy breakfast does marvel for your metabolism and mindset and is one of the best habits for naturally thin people.
People who prefer to skip over breakfast will fill the gap with many midday snacks and pickings and indulgences to fulfill their hunger pangs, which is often called hunger consumption.
In addition, if you don’t eat in the morning, your body fasts for around 10-20 hours so that you don’t generate the enzymes required for fat metabolization and weight loss.
6. They Prepare Their Own Healthy Cuisine rather than ordering in.
Your favorite restaurants are your greatest frenemies when it comes to the world of weight loss.
While they may whisper sweet nothings to your belly, they’ll force-feed you empty calories and a bunch of junk ingredients that you could really do without.
Instead of setting yourself up for betrayal, prepare your own meals like most healthy thin women do, using low sodium and even lower amounts of sugar.
7. They Don’t Eat All At Once.
You can brag about only eating two meals a day, but if each portion is large enough to feed your entire family, there lies the issue.
Surprisingly, you only need about a fistful of food to achieve satisfaction per meal, depending on its nutritional content, of course.
Whichever the case, only eat until you are full, and pack up the rest for later. And make sure you’re fueling up properly with the right nutrition as explained in the next tip below!
8. They Use Food As Thy Medicine.
Naturally skinny people eat real, whole foods that nourish and fuel the body. The concept of comfort food doesn’t even resonate with these weight loss souls and they know that their therapist isn’t lying at the bottom of a cookie jar either. In fact, if they have caught a case of the blues, they will load up on fresh fruits, veggies, and herbal teas instead. Food really is thy medicine to these healthy individuals, so right now start looking at food that way too.
9. They Rarely Give Into That Midnight Snack.
That little voice inside of your head that begs you to crack open that bag of Doritos is nothing more than temptation himself trying to get you to give in to your indulgences.
Once you start the habit of late-night snacking, it is a hard habit to break, and most healthy women feel it stings the hardest when they’ve popped the button off of their most favorite pair of jeans.
As much as you try to convince yourself otherwise, a couple of chips will always lead to a couple more. So, to avoid feeling guilty the next morning, just sip on some chamomile tea until you doze off instead of grabbing for that late-night snack.
10. They Never Stop Staying Hydrated.
Though I wish that I could run down the nutritional benefits of cocktails and flavored sodas, but unfortunately, I would come up short.
In fact, if you still rely on those drinks for hydration, you are probably loading up on empty calories and are one Dr. Pepper short from shriveling up like a prune.
Your body craves water just as much as it craves your next breath, so shoot for around a gallon per day. Not only will you see a huge decrease in your midsection, but you will also notice fewer hunger pangs.
11. They Know Stress will make for extra weight gain.
Don’t shoot the messenger, but you worry entirely too much. And while you can lie in the pits of self-sabotage, stress, and all-around low vibes, that goes against the ways of your weight loss goals.
Stress hormone levels, called cortisol, increase during periods of tension. This will make your overeating a habit since rising hormone levels often lead to higher insulin levels. The blood sugar drops and the craving for sugary and fatty foods will try to sway you to eat more.
It’s about time to find healthy outlets to undo some of those tough moments so you don’t unconsciously pack on more pounds than you’d like. You can try picking up a new hobby, crafting, hanging with a new group of friends, or even practicing mindfulness. Do whatever feels good, and do it a lot.
To learn more about how to turn your stress into a superpower, check out 8 ways stress can be used in a positive way here!
12. They Refuse To Stay Up Past Their Bedtime.
If you want a flat belly, you will need to pick a bedtime and stick to it because when you are sleep deprived, your body will struggle to keep your hormone levels intact.
As a result, fat will cling to your abdomen, and you will find yourself craving high-calorie foods throughout the days and nights.
13. They Indulge in sweets and foods only at Social Events.
We have all witnessed our skinny friend scarf down a cupcake like no one’s business, and yet the scale never tips against her favor.
But, you probably looked over one small detail. She only indulges in sweets when she is out celebrating with you. Follow suit, and only snack on sugar when the occasion calls for it.
14. They try to Seek Balance Not Extremes.
Starving a nagging sweet tooth only worsens cravings, but answering its calls only adds inches to the waistline. So how do you fix this issue? Well, do a little of both. Take only half of the usual sweetener at Starbucks. Split that cupcake with a buddy. Choose moderation, not deprivation.
15. They are always Up For The LONG Marathon.
Don’t worry. You won’t need to pull out your running sneakers, but you will need a little endurance to keep up with this one. Despite what you have been bamboozled into thinking, most slim women didn’t get that way overnight.
In fact, their journeys are filled with unproud moments.
But no matter how many times they slip and fall on a plate of pancakes, they still manage to lick the syrup off *of their* faces *in hopes of* a better tomorrow.
So, as you probably had imagined, it will take some hard work, burned calories, and only half-eaten pastries to stay ahead of your weight loss goals. But hey, when you work hard for it, it’ll taste and feel just that much sweeter.
Hi, my name is Rebecca and I am the face behind Everything Abode! I am a lifestyle and wellness writer based out of Vancouver Island. When I’m not writing or exploring mountains and beaches with my furry rescue, I love spending time learning creative ways to manifest a healthy home. Thanks for stopping by!
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