Here is a simple fact, guys. Losing weight is truly not an easy task, but skinny people make it look effortless. Sacrificing delicious food for the sake of losing a couple pounds is hard. As an example, imagine running around the block for an hour 3 times a week. To some, it is just not a pleasant experience. This is especially if you could instead finish an episode of your favorite TV show during that time.
Why do some of us have to work so hard to whip ourselves into shape? Meanwhile, other people seem to eat what they want (when they want), and yet they never put on any weight? The answer may surprise you. But despite appearances, skinny people actually have habitually healthier lifestyles.
Don’t take this the wrong way. But let us dissect a few factors that lead to unhealthy weight gain and how skinny guys manage to avoid it.
Common Habits of Skinny People
- Lack of sleep: Not getting enough sleep has a direct impact on people’s health. I personally find that if I go for a few days with less than 6 hours of sleep per night, my immune system shuts down. The first thing I will notice is me getting cold/flu like symptoms and all kinds of nasty bugs will follow. These would range from lack of energy, exhaustion, stress, etc. The symptom I particularly hate the most is getting flabby muscles, especially belly muscles. When it happens, it makes me lose my slim appearance very quickly.
Ever wondered why new parents tend to put on weight so quickly? I will go as far as saying that I find it fairly easy to manage my weight, if I get enough sleep on a nightly basis. Admittedly, this takes commitment to get to bed early every evening. And anyone who knows, this is not always easy for us “night owls”.
Now, let me ask you this: If you habitually received plenty of sleep every night, would you have an easier time managing your weight? Yes or no?
- Lack of movement: Skinny people are not afraid to walk. In fact, they have no problem parking their cars further away. And afterward, they would walk a hundred yards when going somewhere. They generally have no problem taking the stairs either. They don’t do it lose weight. But they simply don’t mind doing it.
It might not be much, but here is another interesting question to pose: If you burned (on average) an extra 100 calories per day just by not taking lazy shortcuts, would it not be easier to maintain your weight? Or could you even lose a bit over time, rather than constantly gaining more?
- Lack of nutrition: This is probably the big one right here. There is this perception that most fast food is bad for you. However, the reality is surprising. It is not necessarily bad. It simply lacks the amount of nutrition your body needs to function. As a result, you’re going to feel hungrier and experience it more often. On the other hand, when your body gets the nutrients it needs, you will be hungry less often.
In other words, stuffing your body with dead calories causes you to put on a lot of excessive weight with little to no needed energy in return. If you ate just a bit more nutritional food (and reduce the intake of lesser nourishing food) on a daily basis, would weight not be a whole lot easier to manage? I would certainly think so.
Given these qualities, it thus becomes no wonder why skinnier people have an easier time managing their weight. Skinny people are masters of at least 2 of those mentioned habits. They may not even know it, but they have very simple habits that help them control their weight.
If you can master 2 of those points, and perhaps, become semi good at the other one – I will go as far as guarantee that you will have no problems burning your fat. It will become second nature to stay in tip-top shape for the rest of your life!
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