4 Tips to Eat Like a Thin Person

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.

5 Tips to Prevent Toenail Fungus

 

Toenail fungus may be caused by a dermatophyte fungus, but it can also be caused by yeast or molds. Toenails may turn yellow or black, and have a distorted shape. Nails are usually thicker, brittle, and may separate from the nail bed.

If you have toenail fungus, you may be too self-conscious to wear flip-flops or sandals. Besides not being able to make a fashion statement, pain in the nail may make it difficult to walk.

Here are 5 tips to avoid toenail fungus:

Wear Shoes in Public Places

If you’re working out in the gym or at the pool, wear sandals or shoes. There are a lot of people walking around barefoot in the shower and locker rooms, and it’s easy to pick up an infection.

Don’t Use Nail Polish

I know it is tempting to cover up those ugly nails, but using nail polish traps unwanted moisture. It may also worsen the infection, and then it will take even longer to have pretty nails again.

Buy Shoes That Fit

Choose a shoe with a wide toe-box that so toes are not cramped. If you wear a shoe that is too big, you may jam your toes trying to slide into the shoe. Try shoes on before buying, and make sure the shoe fits comfortably around the ball of your foot.

Choose Moisture-Wicking Socks

Cotton socks are so comfortable, but cotton absorbs more water, and that moisture can cause toenail fungus. Wear socks made of nylon, acrylic, or polyester to keep feet dry. Wash in hot water to eliminate any remaining fungus spores.

Replace Worn Out Shoes

I know it’s difficult to give up a comfortable pair of shoes, but shoes that are worn out may still harbor fungi and re-infect the nail.  If you must wear them, sprinkle your feet and the inside of your shoes with an antifungal spray or powder.