Skip Nav
GIF Exercises
Slim Your Inner Thighs With Our 5-Minute Workout
Class Fitsugar
Get Ready to Move! Booty Shake Cardio Dance Bootcamp
Burn Off Those Halloween Candy Calories With This Pumpkin Workout

Part Five: 8 Secrets of the Naturally Thin

We all want to know what those naturally thin people are doing to stay so um, naturally thin. Prevention has discovered that healthy thin people just don't think about food the same way as everyone else. In this 8 part series, I'll reveal Prevention's 8 secrets of naturally thin people one by one.

  • They're Creatures Of Habit: Any dietitian will tell you that a varied diet is good--but too much variety can backfire, says Katz, author of The Flavor Point Diet. Studies have shown that too many tastes and textures encourage you to overeat, he explains. "Thin people have what I call a food groove--the majority of their meals consist of well-planned staples," says Beck. "There are a few surprises thrown in, but for the most part, their diets are fairly predictable."

    Emulate Them: Try to be as consistent as possible with your major meals--have cereal for breakfast, a salad at lunch, and so forth. It's okay to add grilled chicken to the salad one day and tuna the next, but by sticking to a loosely prescribed meal schedule, you limit the opportunities to overindulge.

More secrets revealed this week. Did you miss any? You can see all the secrets here.


Around The Web
Join The Conversation
mandiesoh mandiesoh 9 years
ah, now that you mention this. it IS true that many skinny folks i know are quite particular about only eating the food they are comfy with / used to eating
wiggle wiggle 9 years
I think the folks that are thin naturally think of food as fuel, as a necessity while others, myself included think of food as a pleasurable experience.
Part Six: 8 Secrets of the Naturally Thin
Part Three: 8 Secrets of the Naturally Thin
Part One: 8 Secrets of the Naturally Thin
Expert Tips on 5 Ways to Prevent Breast Cancer For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds