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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Skinny People Do These 6 Things Every Morning

Skinny People Do These 6 Things Every Morning
According to a recent article in Reader's Digest, people who are thin do certain things every morning as a matter of routine. Although some of them may sound strange, these practices can actually help you lose weight.

6 "skinny" habits

  1. Let the light in: Every wonder why you gain more weight in the winter? A lack of sunlight can change your internal body clock, altering your metabolism and leading to weight gain. Skinny people throw open the blinds every morning and let the sunshine in. Just 20 to 30 minutes of morning light is enough to affect one's Body Mass Index, or BMI.
  2. Drink from a tall, thin glass: This may sound strange, but a study by Cornell University showed that skinny people choose tall, thin glasses to drink juice, and it actually saves 25-30 percent on the amount of sugar and calories consumed, compared to a short, wide glass.
  3. Butter your toast on the bottom: Buttering your toast on the bottom instead of the top allows the flavor to hit your tongue quicker. This results in eating less and gaining less weight.
  4. Eat protein at breakfast: First, eat breakfast! When you do, include some protein, like sausage and eggs. Increasing your protein intake at breakfast to 30 grams of protein will "curb appetite, reduce food cravings, and prevent overeating,” according to Heather Leidy, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at the University of Missouri.
  5. Move it!: Keep moving, including doing some exercise before breakfast. Why? According to a study published in the Journal of Physiology, exercising before eating triggers the body to burn more fat for energy rather than relying on carbohydrates from food.
  6. Relaxation and meditation: According to research from Brown University, meditation increases awareness of your thoughts, including the urge to overeat, resulting in a 34 percent less likelihood of being obese.

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