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10 Surefire Ways to Be Thin

By Sheryl Kraft

Created: 07/01/2014
Last Updated: 07/01/2014

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"How do you stay so thin?" I overheard one woman ask another at the gym today.

The thin woman shrugged. "I dunno," she said. "I just … do."

Well, she might not have been able to put her winning strategy into words—or maybe she had a secret she was not willing to divulge.

It might have been easier if the other woman had asked, "What things don't you do so you can stay skinny?"

Here are the answers I imagine she'd give for what she doesn't do:

  1. Snack right out of the container/bag/box of chips/popcorn/cookies.
  2. Eat—and chew—quickly.
  3. Comfort herself with food when she's stressed.
  4. Skip breakfast.
  5. Swap water for diet sodas, juices and energy drinks.
  6. Go to a party hungry.
  7. Eat while she's driving/reading/watching TV—basically, whenever distracted.
  8. Use big plates instead of small ones.
  9. Don't stop eating before you're full.
  10. If something is healthy, eat more of it.

In another post, I'll explain the reasons behind why these strategies won't yield you a winning number on the scale.

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This post originally appeared on mysocalledmidlife.net.

Comments

This is time-tested guidance, for sure! We just need the Magic Discipline Pill.
Carol

Ooh, that would be nice, Carol!

Love the DO NOT DO list!

Thanks, Ellen. A bit more fun to think about it that way!

Great tips, and ones I hear over and over again. They are common sense but ones we need to keep hearing.

Yes, I suppose they bear repeating, don't they, Cathy?

Oh, I do so many of those things! Time to make some changes!

We're all guilty of some, I think. A good reminder!

LOL --- you are absolutely correct in that these are the terrible habits that add on the pounds!

Yes, they have a way of sneaking up on us, don't they?

I read this while eating dark chocolate. But VERY slowly...

Dark chocolate? I'll take some!

YIKES, I've done 5 out of 10. Yeah, that explains a LOT! LOL!

Yikes is right!

And don't eat the leftovers off your kids plates!!! That's my big one!!!

Absolutely - good one!!

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