I read an article entitled 8 secrets of the naturally slim in an old issue of Prevention that got me thinking. Are there naturally slim people? I mean everyone has to work at it, right? Then I realized the husband is one of "those" people. He's gaining weight now that he's a bit older but when I first met him the dude was S-K-I-N-N-Y! I mean super skinny. He stands at just about 6 foot and used to weigh what I weigh now! Honestly, since reaching my goal, it is the first time in our relationship I weigh less them him. Man that feels good!
Anyway, I thought I would look at these 8 secrets and compare me and the husband.
They choose satisfied over stuffed.
Is this really a secret? I do wonder why some people, me included, eat until stuffed. It is one thing I have always admired about my husband. If he's full he's full. It doesn't matter if there is more on his plate or if it's his favorite meal. Amazing!
They realize hunger is not an emergency.
I thought this was interesting because sometimes I think I use hunger as an excuse to eat more. "Oh, I'm starving, I haven't eaten since whenever, I better stuff my face now." The husband on the other hand needs to be reminded to eat. Again, unbelievable.
They know food doesn't cure the blues.
DUH?!? But it tastes SOOO good. ;~) But seriously yet another stark contrast between the husband and I. I do not think he has ever grabbed a gallon of ice cream because of stress.
They eat more fruit.
This one I can say I do now. Since losing the weight and reaching my goal I eat on average 2-3 serving of fruit a day. Not a natural thing for the husband; I push the fruit on him.
They are creatures of habit.
This is so true. First of all, my husband eats only about 5-6 different things. Now I'm not saying they are healthy things but he sure is a creature of habit. I am now too. Look at my breakfasts for the past few months. I only have a few things I put into rotation.
They have a self-control gene.
Ok, Still working on this but I have it. The guys at work actually bet me I couldn't eat just one M&M. Ha! I showed them!