Let’s talk about what it means to be “NATURALLY SKINNY:” Or: Is there such a thing?
We all have them: Those friends that eat anything they want, and never seem to gain weight.
The ones who have never been on a diet, and have no clue how many calories they consume a day…
Yeah those. The ones you love to hate.
We call them, “Naturally skinny.” But…
I have a theory about them.
If you’ll hear me out, I think you’ll agree that I’m on to something.
And even better: If you embrace what I’m saying, I believe that you could also become…
A “naturally skinny” person.
Let me start with a question: Have you ever actually spent a full day with a naturally skinny person?…Have you made careful observations about when/what/how much they are eating?
And you know what I’ve found: These ‘naturally skinny’ folks do have a secret. But it’s not at all what you might guess.
It’s not their metabolism. (genetics play a role–but it’s not the key here.)
It’s not what they eat: Naturally skinny people often eat pretty unhealthy foods.
It’s not their workouts: A lot of them don’t exercise at all.
The secret, my friends, is in their HEADS. It’s the way they think.
This is how it goes:
“Naturally skinny” people, are not THINKING about food all of the time.
They are not obsessing over what they JUST ATE, what they are ABOUT TO EAT, or what YOU ARE EATING. They really don’t care.
“Naturally skinny” people might like food a lot, but they are not IN LOVE with food.
“Naturally skinny” people have other things on their mind.
“Naturally skinny” people do not have a preoccupation with food. In fact, if you do spend time with these naturally skinny friends, you’ll notice that they sometimes even forget to eat!
Shocking, I know.
Food doesn’t rule them. Food isn’t an issue for them. And therefore, it doesn’t have the same pull on them as it might have on someone who is very much focused on their weight, their diet, and FOOD.
The result is that NATURALLY SKINNY PEOPLE eat less than the rest of us.
And it truly is a cycle: These people THINK of themselves as THIN…they feel GOOD….so they feel happy and confident…They are NOT OBSESSED with food…so they aren’t eating too much…so they are THIN….So they feel really GOOD…because they THINK OF THEMSELVES AS THIN…and around and around it goes.
Often these people begin to eat healthier food, and make better food choices, because they care about their body; NOT for weight-loss sake, but because of a natural response to feeling good about themselves.
You might be nodding in agreement with my theory, but now you’re wondering how in the world you could change how you think?
And I’d love to share more about that—
Because I’ve done it.
And I do plan to tell you about it. I’ll write more about it here at my site, but even more in an ebook that I’m working on.
But if you want to go ahead and get started right away, try hopping on that cycle–RIGHT NOW!
Start thinking like a thin person! Go ahead–play some mind games with yourself. Use your imagination, and go a couple days trying it out. If you’ve been thinner in the past than you are now–Try hanging a picture up of what you used to look like, and tell yourself that this IS THE REAL YOU…Underneath some layers perhaps, but it is there!
If you practice THINKING DIFFERENTLY for an extended period of time, I guarantee results. Maybe not tomorrow. Maybe not next week. But they will come, and they will be here to stay–as long as you keep your mind in the right place.
Have an opinion on this? Wanna hear more on the subject? Let me know in the comments below!
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Look forward to hearing from you, and see you in a few days with more from the land of ALOHA! 🙂