Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Secret of the "Always Thin"

It's natural - we can't help but envy those people who always seem to be thin and on top of their game. What's even more amazing is to see super-fit, thin men and women who are over the hill because it seems so rare. When most people get married, become parents, and especially once they hit the age of 40, they tend to "let themselves go" and gain weight at a rapid pace. That's why it's so shocking to see"hot", physically fit moms and dads! What's their secret? How do they do it?

According to a large survey by Consumer Reports, these "fit for life", never overweight individuals don't just kick back and relax and stay thin at the same time. On the contrary, they practice a healthy eating and fitness regimen just like the rest of us. Their habits were surprisingly similar to those individuals who lost weight and kept it off. Their arsenal consists of eating healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, cutting out any unnecessary dietary fat, practicing portion control and exercising vigorously and regularly.

Sure, part of it is genetic, but there is really only a small percentage of people who can eat whatever they want, not exercise and remain thin at the same time. One advantage that "always thin" individuals have over the rest of us is that exercising and healthy eating habits come a little bit more easily to them. The rest of us might have to weigh ourselves a bit more often and record what we eat to end up with the same results.

Well, now that it's all out on the table, you too can get on your way to being fit for life! What are you waiting for?