Staying Thin – Tips for Success

Megan Danielle 

When you want to get or stay thin, you have to know what to do. By taking the time to educate yourself on the different rules and guidelines for staying fit, you will be much more prepared. If you want to stay thin

Here are some tips to help you succeed:
 
Staying Thin

  • One special treat at a time. Make sure that you only spoil yourself on occasion and that you don’t do it with too many treats. Having ice cream is okay, but having it with a greasy burger might not be the best option. Choose treats occasionally that you can combine with healthy foods so that you get a little of both.
  • Avoid anything that is addictive. For example, if you can’t eat just one cookie or just a few chips, you need to stay away from them. Overeating these types of foods is going to pack on the pounds in no time at all.
  • Do it for yourself. If you want to lose weight, don’t do it for anyone but yourself. Find the benefits of changing your body and your life and do it for you. When you do it for someone else, you aren’t going to find the same success or satisfaction in the process.
  • Don’t suffer from hibernation gains. Winter is the season when people gain the most weight. It is cold, they are indoors, and it can be hard to find ways to get exercise. Eating is comfort in the winter months, but you have to stay positive and active. Stick a bikini or a sun dress somewhere that you can see it so that you can visualize why you aren’t packing on the pounds this winter.
  • Don’t overestimate the calories that you burn from working out. This will cause you to overeat. In fact, eating at all is a bad idea after a workout, at least in terms of a reward. Have food if you need it, but reward yourself with a massage or a hot bath instead.
  • Genetics aren’t your fault, but you can fight them. Think realistically. If your entire family is around a size 8, don’t expect to be a size 2. However, you can be a healthy person at a size 6 or 8, jus the same. Choose stairs, take walks, and make a little extra effort to exercise. Studies have shown that people who are physically fit with a few extra pounds are healthier than people who are not physically fit but at a smaller size.
  • Avoid buffets always.
  • Make lifestyle changes, not diet plans. Diets don’t provide you with long-term solutions so making a change to your lifestyle is much more realistic.
  • Serotonin (happiness chemical) is boosted by carbs and sweets. However, it also gets a boost from exercise, sex, and low-fat carbs. Choose carefully.
  • Meet in parks or for walks instead of for meals and drinks. Social interaction is great but doing it in a physical or non-food related way will help you keep the pounds off.
  • Eat slower to consumer fewer calories and know when you are full.