THE TITLE OF THIS ARTICLE, “8 SECRETS OF THE NATURALLY SLIM” by Prevention for Active.com attracts attention in the same manner as magazines placed near market checkout lanes. However this post is not about revealing magically transformative secrets. Earned Runs is NOT ABOUT losing weight. This statement has been repeated a lot lately. Why? Because articles that contain information helpful to runners and walkers may be titled to grab attention. When shared on this blog, the courtesy of citation is extended to the publication and author but the focus may not be exactly the same as originally intended.
So why care about "secrets of the naturally slim"? To remain a consistent runner or walker and avoid injury it’s not wise to add to your ideal weight, if that’s where you are, or add to a higher-than-is-healthy weight. However, the act of dieting is stress-provoking for some of us and can be counter-productive (we gain weight when concentrating on what we eat all day). To avoid dieting, an alternate strategy might be to copy the habits of people who seem to stay the same healthy weight without making a big deal of how they are constantly counting/cutting calories.
That's my excuse as to why I couldn’t help from clicking on the link to read the slideshow piece to learn how my slim friends manage to maintain their weight. For each of the “secrets” the author provides suggestions on how to “copy them”. Excellent! This feature is especially helpful, and I can see myself adopting one or two in each situation.
These are not true mysteries but various approaches to eating. However, identifying and naming them allows for the development of specific tactics to beat sub-conscious ways in which too many extra calories are added to a daily count. My favorite is (#2) that these folks tend not to see hunger as an eating emergency. Makes sense. Which secrets do you like?
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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