Every Tuesday night the past few weeks I have been hanging out with other wives who have husbands that are also going to school to be pastors. It has truly been a great experience to get to meet some awesome women.
One of the classes I am currently taking is a cooking class (if you haven’t read my ‘about me” page and don’t know I HATE cooking, check it out now!). Now, this cooking class is totally opposite the healthstyle I have been working on but it is still fun!
Anyways, the other day I was asked, “Amber, how do you stay so skinny?”
I answered, “I don’t eat”.
Seriously, though, that is such a common question I have been asked throughout my life. I have been naturally thin all my life and don’t know anything else. I bet I would be a millionaire if I was paid for each time I got asked that question over the years. Sure, I gained the dreaded freshmen 15 when I went to college, but overall, I have been tall and skinny.
This question that was asked by a well-meaning woman has stuck with me over the past few days. It is a question that so many people struggle with wondering, ‘why is she/he so skinny? I eat less than them!’
Now, without having to go into the fact that some people are built differently, I want you to know something: You can reach that ultimate body you are dreaming about without sacrificing everything you love!
Think about that for a moment. You can reach that ultimate body you are dreaming about without sacrificing everything you love!
The #1 Secret I have come up with that has allowed people the greatest weight loss and ability to keep the weight off over the years is increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables.
Eat more plant based foods.
See, it is not some complex diet or grueling workout plan. It’s something as easy as eating more fruits and vegetables.
Fruits and vegetables have tons of vitamins, nutrients, water, and fiber that give your body what it needs to feel full and satisfied. You’d be surprised that when you give your body what it needs as far as nutrients go, you will dramatically lower your cravings.
The high water and fiber content allow your body to feel full and it slows the digestion of the food which keeps you feeling full longer.
When you don’t eat the fruits and vegetables, what are you eating in its place? We tend to eat lots of white flour products, white rice, white bread, chips, cookies, etc. These processed foods are void of all nutrients that are necessary for you to make your body feel full and without cravings.
Did you know your body doesn’t really distinguish between enriched grains and sugar? When you eat these products (even though you think you are eating healthy), your blood sugar spikes which causes your body to release more insulin.
When you have lots of insulin in your blood stream, your body wants to store more sugar as fat. That is really what causes weight gain; more than eating high fat products.
Anyways, the skinny girl secret today for staying thin is to eat more fruits and vegetables and less processed food!
Oh and raw fruits and vegetables maintain more nutrients in them than cooked. Just a word of thought!
You think you can handle that?
Here are some ideas for eating more fruits and vegetables today:
Make a smoothie
Juice the produce in your fridge
Make a fruit and veggie salad
Can you add any ideas to this list? Leave me a comment below and let me know if you have any ideas or comments about my answer for staying skinny. Don’t forget to share the love by sharing this with your friends by clicking the social media icons below!