The mall food court is a good place to find people pigging out on their favorite foods. Some of these people are so thin that you wonder if they have a hollow leg to store all those extra calories.
Menopause is a time when you need to watch your calorie intake, but it would sure be nice to belong to the thin crowd. However, appearances can be deceiving.
Here are 4 tips to eat like a thin person:
Only Eat When You’re Hungry
In our culture, food is eaten to celebrate an event, to perk you up when you’re in a bad mood, or just because you’re bored and need something to do.
A thin person listens to internal cues that signal hunger, and sits down to eat her favorite foods. When she is full, she stops eating.
Healthy Body Image
Have you ever felt like throwing your scales out the window? Can you pinch more than an inch, and feel like your whole body is out of shape?
That isn’t a problem with a thin person, and she realizes that happiness is not tied to the way her body looks or what size clothes she wears.
No Dieting Rules
It’s common when you’re dieting, to eliminate certain foods such as desserts, rich sauces, and starches like potatoes or rice. This can make you feel deprived, depressed, and more prone to overeating.
A thin person knows which foods make her feel more energetic, and to avoid foods that may be greasy or too sweet.
No Guilt Feelings
I can’t count the number of times that I have completely blown my diet, and how guilty I felt. I should have exercised more willpower, not eaten the extra piece of cake, and not put extra pats of butter on my pancakes.
It’s easier for a thin person to keep a healthy perspective when she eats too much. Ok, she had cake instead of fruit, but tomorrow is a new day and she’ll get back on track.