Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Healthy Habits of Thin People

Improve Your Fitness and Weight Loss Efforts with Tips from NYC Personal Trainers, HomeBodies
Have you noticed a thin person and wondered what their secret is? You might be thinking they never eat, or they never eat anything good. In truth, there are many habits thin people practice, and enjoy life just the way you do. This month, I'd like to share many of them with you.

Whenever you want to make a lifestyle change, it's always best to do it gradually. If you find some tips here you think will help you maximize your workouts, try adding one or two at a time, and build on your progress. Chances are, it's the same way you exercise today. Gradual process is an ideal way to build new, and healthy habits.  

  • Eat an early dinner (3 hours before bedtime) 
  • Weigh yourself regularly (knowledge is power)
  • Eat a routine diet (save the "special meals" for special occasions)
  • Eat Breakfast - start your day right
  • Plan healthy snacks
  • Drink half your body weight in ounces
  • Scan the whole menu and order a la carte in necessary - if it's on the menu, you might be able to create your own meal
  • Eat whole grains
  • Sleep 6-8 hours nightly
  • Manage stress - yoga, meditation, exercise
  • If there is a choice between stairs and an escalator, take the stairs or take the stairs whenever you can 
  • Chew your food thoroughly and don't be distracted during your meals
  • Move after meals
  • Have healthy food on hand and keep the enemy out of the house
  • Eat protein
  • Keep a food journal
  • Take home doggie bags
  • Use the 3 bite rule for fattening foods
  • If it's not worth it, don't eat it! 
About the Author

Elizabeth Crutchfield is the Director of HomeBodies NYC Personal Trainers and HomeBodies.com, a leading fitness and weight loss service for personal training at home for thirty years.