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3 Simple Things Slim People Do To Stay Lean

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1. You have to be consistent, be it your diet or the workout regime. If you stop following a routine you will not be able to maintain your shape. 2. Plan your progress, after you lose the desired amount of weight, plan on increasing muscle or endurance. 3. Proper meals are very important, be sure you avid junk and have small meals at regular intervals.

What To Eat To Stay Slim?

It’s been shown many times that 95% of diets in the marketplace don’t work, yet with the dawn of every New Year loads of new diets hit the shelves with a plethora of people chasing them in order to hopefully burn fat and shed those pounds. The problem is that people are doing the same thing year in year out but expecting a different result. Most diets are complicated and not easy to follow and we all know from the get go that they are a bad attempt to fix a problem where they usually provide minimal if any results. Getting or staying slim doesn’t require any of the fad diets out there on the market. Most people, who are slim or lean, are that way because of simple behaviors that they do each day, that amounts to a healthier lifestyle.

1. Consistency Counts

So out with the old fad diets and in with the new approach to eating and exercising. That’s right, consistency counts for both what you eat as well as your weekly exercise regime. So ask yourself, “Can I see myself eating like this as well as exercising this amount over the long term?” It’s unsustainable to eat like a sparrow for the rest of your life. So you need to find good healthy fresh food recipes that are easy to make as well enjoyable to eat. Same goes with your exercise regime.

Most people will never be able to stick with a plan of exercising 2 hours per day 7 days per week. So plan out your exercises and at least aim to do that routine a minimum of 3 times per week. You should be thinking of this as a permanent lifestyle change, not a temporary solution. People who consistently eat a healthy diet as well as exercise on a weekly basis, are 1 1/2 times more likely to maintain their weight loss than those who are sporadic with their diet and exercise regime.

[Read: Natural Remedies For Slim Thighs And Hips]

2. Planning Ahead

Don’t rely on some miracle pill or fad diet to get the body you want. The majority of people who are slim or lean are that way for a reason. They take a little time out of their week to plan for the next week. That’s for both diet as well as exercise but is especially so when it comes to their diet.

Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.

Taking an hour or two out of the weekend to prepare your healthy meals for the week ahead will save you time, money and help drop those extra pounds. When you haven’t planned out and made your meals and you’re feeling hungry that’s when temptation will take hold – people tend to buy whatever’s nearby. This usually results in high-calorie junk foods of some sorts, leading to weight gain.

Studies have shown that people who planned and prepared their weekly meals lost a significant amount of weight and kept it off over the long term. Also if you haven’t got an exercise regime in place, then plan out in advance what exercises you’ll be doing for the week ahead. If your exercise sessions are diarized you’ll be more prone to stick to those sessions as opposed to exercising when you remember to.

3. Meals and Drinks

Sticking to 3 main meals a day clearly hasn’t helped burn fat and shrink the waistlines of the vast majority. Research has shown the benefits of eating smaller portioned more frequent meals, such as raising your metabolism, keeping your blood sugar steady, keeping you fuller for longer and your appetite in check. It’s been shown that having too long a period between meals can lead to people skipping meals. A study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics showed that women who skipped meals lost about 8 pounds less than those who ate more consistently. Smaller portioned more frequent meals throughout your day will include snacks.

However, I don’t mean snacking on a muffin or two or donuts and other high-calorie junk foods. Some people eat far too much when having a snack. One-quarter of your daily calories can come from your snacks if you don’t choose the right one.

The same goes for choosing the wrong drink. So smarter choices need to be made when snacking or consuming drinks. Your healthy snack can be a small portion of a leftover meal from the night before through to a piece of fruit and a small handful of mixed nuts. A standard can of some sodas can contain up to 13 teaspoons of sugar. Studies are now showing sugar free sodas don’t help burn fat and shed the weight, but actually, trick your body into storing more body fat not less. Remember that it’s not just about the size of the snack or meal, it’s also about the quality.

So there you go, these simple slimming shortcuts are easy to do and incorporate into your everyday lives. So take some time each week to plan out and include these simple behaviors that will help you to lose weight and achieve a healthier lifestyle.

Paul Scicluna

Paul’s journey into health and wellness began over 20 years ago, due to suffering chronic asthma from birth up until his late teens. He turned around his life of suffering asthma and has never looked back. Paul’s research and practice into true health has enabled him to pass his knowledge onto others. His clients range from everyday people to CEOs, sports models, Football League stars and their wives, to Mr Universe 2011. He’s helped people to lose weight, build muscle, overcome injuries to ridding chronic health problems such as Ross River Fever, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diabetes and more. Paul's passion is to empower people to take control, and transform their lives to a level of greatness they never thought possible.

Paul Scicluna

Paul’s journey into health and wellness began over 20 years ago, due to suffering chronic asthma from birth up until his late teens. He turned around his life of suffering asthma and has never looked back. Paul’s research and practice into true health has enabled him to pass his knowledge onto others. His clients range from everyday people to CEOs, sports models, Football League stars and their wives, to Mr Universe 2011. He’s helped people to lose weight, build muscle, overcome injuries to ridding chronic health problems such as Ross River Fever, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diabetes and more. Paul's passion is to empower people to take control, and transform their lives to a level of greatness they never thought possible.

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Laura Prince Ades
Laura Prince Ades 5pts

I'm not entirely sure what's wrong with the cartoon figure shape on the left? The one in the right looks a bit misshapen.

Prateek Choubey
Prateek Choubey 5pts

Getting lean is important or getting sturdy,balanced,energetic and powerful???Show is important or your inner self???

Amelia Tayzlor
Amelia Tayzlor 5pts

Don't eat processed foods. Drink water. Mind-numbingly simple.

Curtis Anaya
Curtis Anaya 5pts

Eat right. Stay active. Make good every day choices.

Vinus Upadhyay
Vinus Upadhyay 5pts

If anyone wl get a option to choose a body from above two images thy wl choose right one the lean one that time thy wl b able to see the dfrnc very clearly.

Paula Marie Nocon
Paula Marie Nocon 5pts

I have been practising Ayurveda (Pancha Bhoota) lifestyle for several years now. One of its greatest benefits is a fast metabolism. I believe that yoga and other daily Ayurvedic health habits make you more SELF-AWARE, meaning, you get to know your mind and body so well that you can actually take control of your metabolism. It has less to do with the amount of food you eat and the number of hours you exercise and more to do with your internal balance. This way, weight loss or weight maintenance isn't a sacrifice or a scourge, but just the natural, effortless, pleasant outcome of self-awareness.

Mrinalini Pusadkar Gupta
Mrinalini Pusadkar Gupta 5pts

Forhet everything... I am slim not bc I don't eat; I eat whatever I feel like but check the quantity & most important It's all GENETIC.. nothing else..

Migdalia Torres
Migdalia Torres 5pts

Ayurveda then put a pic of some one that is larger not a pic of someone that does not need to lose anything...

Migdalia Torres
Migdalia Torres 5pts

Lol what is,wrong with the first pic... come on people ..

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Nothing wrong Lucie Bumble. It's just a representation of "weight loss", not measured to scale :)

Lucie Bumble
Lucie Bumble 5pts

May I just ask 'what is wrong with the figure on the left'? Most 'healthy' people look like this.

Judy Jay
Judy Jay 5pts

Jimena: It is called fasting....not on a daily basis though.

Fumiyo Shimada
Fumiyo Shimada 5pts

I found that slim people are constantly moving. They never sit on sofa, instead walking around, cleaning house, standing in kitchen for long hours, and using brain all time as brain consume a lot of calories.

Ivy Mariano
Ivy Mariano 5pts

Flat abs....???!! Work on it.,don't wait for it. !!! And i'm on my way to it ...hehe

Jimena Hiel-Ramírez
Jimena Hiel-Ramírez 5pts

Well actually, I read one time that starving is good for the system as the body have enough time to purify itself!!!! And I dare you to prove me wrong please!!!!!! ;)

Judy Jay
Judy Jay 5pts

Oh please, Ayurveda and Melinda: Get over yourselves.....it was a f****** joke. Exercise and diet is the only answer.

Melinda Hernandez
Melinda Hernandez 5pts

Oooh ...so thats why 3rd world children r so fat....please....

Maria Briahna
Maria Briahna 5pts

Simple things to stay slim. Don't worry, be happy. And the way to happiness is physical exercise. :)

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Starving would lead to gaining weight in the long run

Sam Scarr
Sam Scarr 5pts

I just smoked 20 fags a day to stay slim

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

One should definitely eat! :) Avoiding meals is the most unhealthy thing to do.

Ollie Pollie
Ollie Pollie 5pts

You know I learn one thing ,,aging is one factor of slow metabolism ,,but there is help if you really wants to sheds some few body fats ,,for me ,lime lemon water is a must ,,al the time as soon as you wake up in the morning 2 small lime I squished to my 30 oz water ,,I will drink half of that ,,before my bfast,,then after I have my bfast I will drink the rest of lemon water,,well some people have acid intolerance ,,lime and lemon have different acid level ,,lemon is stronger than lime so ,,in case you have that problem like I do then lime will be best for you ,,that is Jennifer Anniston secret of having an amazing sexy figure,,

Martina Háchová
Martina Háchová 5pts

I do nothing and am not gaining weight either :-) Eating (only) when I am hungry and enjoying life :-)

Sylvia Surfer
Sylvia Surfer 5pts

Another article that completely goes against Ayurvedic teachings ...

Terry Barton-Rivard
Terry Barton-Rivard 5pts

That is true I am a fitness trainer and to be thin doesn't mean fit.

Terry Barton-Rivard
Terry Barton-Rivard 5pts

Not that I like this feeds clip, but I always think of it in terms of "fit" NOT "thin".

Lori Jo
Lori Jo 5pts

No Fast Food! Nothing with a drive thru!

Heike Velikas
Heike Velikas 5pts

For me it's called High Metabolism \U0001f60a