Ever imagined to achieve a lean and healthy body without ever having to go on a diet again? Consider leading a thin lifestyle, no it’s not a diet plan again. This is a lifestyle–a thin lifestyle. A diet will shave a few pounds off, until you decide, “Mission accomplished! Diet over!” and a few weeks later, it ends up right where you started.
A lifestyle will keep you thin for the duration of it – your life, that is. Here’s the way around it. We might not all live by a thin lifestyle right now, but we can. It’s actually quite simple. Commit them to your daily routine and you’re guaranteed to drop excess pounds. Here’s how.
Eat Slow & Small
You should never feel like you have to catch your breath when eating. Eating should not be considered cardiovascular exercise. Take small bites. Chew. Talk. Drink [water]. Take another bite. Chew. Talk about how awesome the food you cooked. You’ll eat slower, and you’ll need to eat less.
Little tastes of good things to eat
Wouldn’t we rather eat an entire cube of Hot Chocolate Brownie than one perfectly rich, real, but small piece of chocolate? More is not always more. Eat smaller portions of better stuff. Two outcomes: a better BMI and a better quality of life. What’s to lose?
Eat Food, Not Crap
Stay away from fast food, in the middle of the grocery store. A general rule of thumb is to avoid anything that can be classified as non-perishable (polite for “crap”).
Drink More [Water]
We all know how important water is to being healthy and looking slim, but we are somehow drawn to the magical, mystical Diet Coke, which is really super healthy, because it has “diet” in the name. However, nothing is better for your hydration than water. It flushes out the stuff you absolutely don’t want in your body and improves your skin and hair. Drink water in the morning, at lunch, after lunch, at dinner, after dinner.
I firmly believe that once you adopt the cornerstone philosophy of slowing down to enjoy life and view food, activity, and, let’s face it, sleep as pleasures–and not guilty pleasures – the thin lifestyle will follow.
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