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Top 7 Secrets to Staying Thin
By Marna Goldstein
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Marna Goldstein struggled with over 30 extra pounds until one day she had a brilliant idea. "If you wanted to get wealthy, you would you study poor people?" Of course not!
Goldstein interviewed over 60 naturally thin people to learn their thoughts, beliefs, actions around being thin. Here are seven secrets that they shared.
- Naturally Thin People Don’t Diet
That’s right, thin people don’t diet. They wouldn’t think of it. Why would they? They are already thin. These skinny men and women have never even been on a diet. Can you imagine? Since these thin thinkers stay thin through the course of their lives, it wouldn’t make sense for them to even touch a diet.
- Naturally Thin People Say “No” A Lot!
Naturally thin people are excellent at declining food. They don’t eat just because someone wants them to, or because it’s that time of day. They go to numerous events, are engaged in many social situations, eat out at restaurants, and yet stay slim. Here are some of the things naturally thin people say when they do not want food:
“No thank you.”
“I’m not hungry”
“I can’t eat all that! Would you like to share?”
“Can you wrap that half up?
“I’d rather not, thank you.”
“The food was delicious, I can’t eat another bite.”
The truth of the matter is that they know they are going to eat again. It’s simply “no” right now, not forever. There’s no sense of deprivation, or a sense that they will never see that same food again. They are relaxed about eating, relaxed about the food they consume yet darn good at saying no to food. Just listen to them!
- Naturally Thin People Eat the Foods Their Bodies Love
Are you ready to learn the most exciting behavior that naturally thin people engage in? They eat all the foods their body loves! No deprivation, no restrictions, no painful diets, no deprivation at all.
Naturally thin people eat the food their bodies love! There is one thing to note. When they say they everything their body loves, they stay connected to what their body wants and needs. Not what their mind loves. Maybe your mind thinks that mashed potatoes are the absolute most delicious food imaginable. Yet every time you have mashed potatoes your stomach screams in pain. Then I would seriously consider removing mashed potatoes from your diet.
Start eating everything your body loves, and enjoy!!!
- Naturally Thin People Are Aware of the Effect Food Is Having On Their Bodies
The brilliance of naturally thin people is that they are extremely aware of the effect food is having on their bodies. If they are not enjoying their food, they have no problem getting rid of the remaining food. These wonderful people are extraordinary in that they won’t put food into their bodies they don’t like. Why? Because of the many choices they have around food.
- Naturally Thin People Deal with Their Emotions in a Number of Ways
90% of naturally thin people have no understanding how a hot dog could help when they are feeling bored, or how a cheeseburger could help when they are feeling sad. Why would food help them with non-food problems? They find it entirely illogical to connect food with emotions.
One woman stated, “I just cry a lot.” Another woman commented that when she gets upset, she usually breaks down and lets tears come rolling out. And even another woman, in her 50’s stated, “If I do eat to soothe myself, I try not to beat up on myself afterward.
Learning to express my feelings in other ways has minimized emotional eating for me.” For men, it seems the common denominator is focusing their attention on a hobby or project; anything to let outside world frustrations, fade away.
- Naturally Thin People Know Exactly When to Eat
Naturally thin people eat only when they are hungry. That’s it. There would be absolutely no other reason. They all say, “When I’m hungry.”
These individuals don’t eat because they are sad, because they are procrastinating, because they are tired or for a whole host of other reasons. There is simply just one main reason why they eat. They are hungry! That’s it! It’s the only reason they eat.
- Naturally Thin People Know When to Stop Eating
The WHOLE reason naturally thin people eat, is to get rid of their hunger. What I’m saying is that naturally thin people end a meal feeling NOTHING! NOTHING AT ALL!
Most people eat until they feel the sensation of fullness. Each time you eat until you are full or overly full, you are overeating. No wonder most people are carrying extra weight.
In studying the naturally thin, I found that the thin men and women overeat two to four percent of the time, where those struggling with extra weight overeat between 30-90% of the time. It’s no wonder we have a fat epidemic!
Marna Goldstein founded Thin From Within (http://www.ThinWithin.com) to empower people to love their bodies and live thin. She is author of the book Naturally Thin Secrets ([http://www.NaturallyThinSecrets.com]) and is featured in Facing The Fat, a documentary movie due out in theatres in 2008.
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Article Submitted On: August 15, 2007