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The Secrets of Thin People

Do you ever look at that girl sitting next to you at work, the one who seems to be constantly eating but still thin, and wonder what is her secret? Real Simple has recently revealed some secrets of thin people, how they get there and how they stay there.

  • Thin people favor bulky foods.
  • Thin people watch portion sizes.
  • Thin people can put themselves first.
  • Thin people have thin parents.
  • Thin people don’t skip meals.
  • Thin people limit their options.
  • There's more secrets, so

  • Thin people live in Colorado.
  • Thin people don’t sit still.
  • Thin people weigh themselves.
  • Thin people don’t skip breakfast.
  • Thin people enjoy their food.
  • Thin people practice early intervention.
  • Thin people do what works.

Visit Real Simple to read the full article.

Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
I understand they probably have a healthier population in Colorado...the study thing just makes it sound as though just being there can make you thin...or that you need to be from there to be thin. It was just an odd thing to put on the list.
aembry396 aembry396 10 years
On the colorado thing: Colorado is known for it's healthy and athletic people. My best friend just moved there and lost 20 lbs. I blame the mountains and her new outdoorsy boyfriend. Preppy to the max!
partysugar partysugar 10 years
I think that there are no secrets to being thin. Some people are just born thin and others are not.
SaraSmile SaraSmile 10 years
Ok. Thanks puddinpie. That was helpful.
mendo mendo 10 years
I know quite a few thin people and I think a lot of these are true. I think also when a thinner person overeats the next day their body naturally doesn't crave as much food. The early intervention part is true also because they catch it before it's too out of control. And lastly, it has a lot to parents, exercise, and how people view food in their lives.
puddinpie puddinpie 10 years
^I think "bulky foods" just means fiber-rich foods, like beans and vegetables.
SaraSmile SaraSmile 10 years
Define "bulky foods."
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 10 years
I don't agree with a lot of this.
lawyerjenn lawyerjenn 10 years
I think that most people you assume are "naturally" thin are probably working a lot harder than they are given credit for. I'm a marathon runner and I'm psycho about what I eat. But people (even people who know how serious I take my running, etc.) say things to me like "yeah but you're naturally thin." or my personal favorite "you wouldn't understand what's it is like ____________." [insert whatever text is appropriate, usually something about having to diet]. It's very frustrating for me because if I stopped running and watching my diet, I'd probably gain 15 pounds immediately. There are VERY FEW women out there who are totally skinny no matter what they do. By that same token, I don't think people should kill themselves to live up to some ideal. I love running and I take it seriously. But I certainly don't think it's right for everyone. If you starve yourself to weigh 120, then 120 is probably not your ideal weight.
Midnightkiss4u09 Midnightkiss4u09 10 years
interesting but odd.
DStirk DStirk 10 years
colorado is sunny like 300 days out of the year.... people are more motivated to get outside and explore and workout. it makes perfect sense to me that thin people live in co. I just moved from denver and on a nice saturday afternoon, i swear more people are outside then inside.
boxem180 boxem180 10 years
i'm amused as these "secrets" listed aren't unique to thin people. it's an interesting article though.
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
some of tt info is just odd! lol. interesting tho
cams cams 10 years
I think this is more of like...being thin is a lifestyle. You cant just exercise everyday and expect to be thin, you have to balance everything in your life: nutrition, stress, leisure activites, snacking, etc (and yes, genetics is a part of it)
EcannDallas EcannDallas 10 years
i would consider myself a thin person, but its not necessarily like gisele where i eat a big mac everyday. i know what works with my metabolism, i read ALL the nutritional info on everything i eat (i look up all restaurants info online BEFORE i get there.) and i work out five times a week. i hate when people make snide commments on how much i weigh because i work really really hard for it dangit!! haha.
3Sweeties 3Sweeties 10 years
Hmmm, I WAS thinner when I lived in Colorado. (seriously!)
Callis-mama Callis-mama 10 years
I have been conscious of my weight and health my whole adult life. I'm still 15 pounds heavier than I would like to be. I have a 1 year old and I feel like I run my tookus off everyday chasing after, cleaning up after her and I work full time. I guess, sometimes people are just thin on their own and some just aren't. At my smallest at 5'5" and 114 pounds, I had incredibly unhealthy habits to maintain that. Now, at *ahem* 140 pounds I feel and look like a blob but eat healthy, exercise more and never drink alcohol. What gives, seriously?
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
I agree with most of those, but wth does living in Colorado have to do with it??? I live very far from there hope for me??? Also, the skinny parents...I see what they mean (modeling good habits, raising them like that) but I have seen plenty of skinny people with heavy parents and visa-versa. That - along with the Colorado thing - irked me enough to put Real Simple on Thurday's Idiot List.
NNPW NNPW 10 years
wow this is really interesting! get's me motivated.
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