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Part Four: 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 Eat More Fruit: Lean people, on average, have one more serving of fruit and eat more fiber and less fat per day than overweight people, reports a 2006 study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

    Copy Them: Start tinkering. Examine your diet for ways to add whole fruits (not juices) to your meals and snacks. Aim for two or three servings per day. Sprinkle berries in your cereal or on your yogurt. Add sliced pears to your turkey sandwich, or bake an apple for dessert. Keep a bowl of fruit on your kitchen table or desk to motivate you to think fruit first, vending machine never.

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BeautyXRush BeautyXRush 10 years
I think that is mostly true. I have been thin all my life because of the way I eat, I have always eaten 4-5 small meals a day since I was a child. I only eat maybe 1 or 2 things that are high in fat, like a cookie, and then I eat fruits and veggies/protein for the rest of the day. I also have ADHD, and my adderall helps me with my appetite, its a miracle drug lol. Not to mention that I lift weights and walk 3 miles a day.
shy_baby shy_baby 10 years
I found a link to full article on msn fitness:
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
that makes sense gumdrop! working in the office made me crazy fat last year! LOL!
gigglesss gigglesss 10 years
most of my friends who are 'naturally thin' eat like horses and eat extremly unhealthy foods.One of my friends can eat about 4 or 5 tacos and a quesadilla from taco bell.and she looks annerexic.its crazy.
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 10 years
I think I used to be "naturally thin." I could eat pretty much whatever I wanted and I wouldn't gain weight or look fatter. You know why? Because I was on a dance team in high school (meaning a year ago) for 4 years. Thing is, I thought I was just naturally thin and had a naturally fast metabolism. However, it wasn't my genetics, it was that I was exercising 5 days a week without even noticing it. This is because we practiced about 2 hours a day on the weekdays, and I didn't think of it as a workout, I thought of it as being a part of a team. The moral of the story is, don't "workout," do something fun and active that you absolutely love. If you love running, then by all means run. To me, running is just another word for boot camp or torture. If I can dance, I feel free and happy and sexy. sidenote: I am not "naturally" thin anymore thanks to college! that freshman fifteen got to me, and now I'm trying very very hard to lose the weight I gained. I wish I had an outlet like dance team again.
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