Thin People Share Their Secrets to Weight Loss

Finally, you can steal the secrets of thin people to being, well, thin. Real Simple magazine shares this neat trick to losing weight.

Preference for bulky foods

Thin people prefer bulky foods. Bulky meaning foods that have high-water content. These include fruits and vegetables, whole grains and water-based soups. Bulky foods are also fibrous so it adds to that "full" effect.

No to skipping meals

Thin people don’t skip meals. When you starve yourself, the tendency to overeat becomes greater. Thin people control their hunger by eating regular meals.

No to skipping breakfast

The saying "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" is true. Breakfast keeps you feeling fuller for longer. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that people who ate breakfast were less likely to become overweight.

Portion sizes

Thin people make sure that their plate is composed mostly of greens, fruits and lean meats (proteins). Another quirk of thin people is to ensure they limit their food intake in one sitting by buying a single serving of food and using smaller plates.

Being active

A study conducted by the Endocrine Research Unit of the Mayo Clinic found that thin people who consider themselves "couch potatoes" tend to be more active than heavy people who also call themselves "couch potatoes."