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7 Simple Ways to Get Slim Naturally
Posted in: Nutrition, Weight Loss

Looking for ways to get slim naturally? If you want to lose weight, but donít want to take diet pills or follow some ridiculous diet (cabbage, anyone?), you need to learn how people can get slim naturally, without much effort.

If you have to spend too much time to lose weight, youíre likely to give up and go back to your regular habits because they are easier. The key to losing weight and keeping it off is to learn the little tricks that make losing weight easy. Take a look at these seven simple ways to get slim naturally (say that 10 times fast!):

1. Eat five times a day, starting with breakfast. Many people try to skip breakfast, thinking that they are saving themselves some calories. This rarely works ó they end up overeating at other times of the day. In the morning, your body has gone without food for several hours while you were sleeping. It needs that energy to get started. By eating five small meals each day, starting with breakfast, youíll stoke the fires of your metabolism, making it easier to lose weight.

See: Calories Per Meal Calculator

2. Drink more water. Surprisingly, many people reach for food when their body is actually thirsty. Water also helps your body to flush things out, helping you get slim. Drink at least 8 bottles of water per day and try to drink more if you are particularly active or it is a hot day. This will keep you hydrated.

See: 7 Reasons To Give Water the Respect It Deserves

3. Grab a piece of fruit. Before you leave your house, be sure to take an apple or banana with you. When youíre out and about, you may not have access to healthy snacks when you get hungry. This could lead you straight to the drive-through. However, if you have a piece of fruit with you, youíll have something to hold you over until you get home.

4. Eat slowly and stop eating before you feel full. Your brain can take up to 20 minutes to realize that your stomach is full. Because of this, you should make sure to stop eating before you eat too much. It helps if you eat slowly instead of scarfing down a full meal in 5 minutes.

See: You Need to Slow Down to Lose Weight

5. Watch your portion sizes. Eating too much can negatively affect your plans to lose weight. When you donít watch how much you eat, youíll gain weight instead of losing it. People that stay naturally slim eat smaller portions.

6. Donít drink your calories. Whether your poison is energy drinks, lattes, sugary sodas, or even juice, beverages can contain a lot of calories and they donít make you full. Swap these out for low- or no-calorie beverages and youíll get slim naturally.

See: How Liquid Calories May Be Making You Fat

7. Eat cake. Or chocolate. Or potato chips. Whatever ďbadĒ snack is your favorite, itís OK to eat it sometimes, in normal sized portions. Naturally slim people allow themselves a few indulgences because they know that this tends to prevent the overindulging that occurs when you deprive yourself.

By using the about ways to get slim naturally, youíll be well on your way to losing weight in a healthy way!


My enemies don't be glad because of my troubles!
I may have fallen, but I will get up;
I may be sitting in the dark, but the Lord is my light
Micah 7:8


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