How To Get Skinny

The statement, ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’, is not far from the truth. I say this because when it comes to body frame size, some persons prefer to appear full or chubby; some prefer to be big or huge while others prefer to be skinny.

I love our bodies because you can always achieve any shape or look that you desire. You simply do what is required to have a particular body shape and in no time, you will have the body you desire.

In this article, we shall be discussing how to get skinny. So if you belong to the category of those who love the skinny body type, let us learn these tips together.

 

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What Skinny Looks Like

If you are skinny, it means that you have little body flesh or fat. Your bones are probably very pronounced but at the same time, they are not large. You must have seen the most popular runway and fashion models right? That is pretty much what you look like when you are skinny.

However, I have observed that the skinny body type is more approved among female folks than males. It seems like every man wants his girl skinny and every girl wants her man muscular. While this is certainly not the case for everyone, most of the population would rather have it that way.

Also, while some skinny people find themselves that way from birth and have no struggle to maintain their stature; others are not so lucky. They attain the skinny body type through so much effort in dieting and exercising.

 

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Benefits Of Being Skinny

Being skinny has some benefits including:

  • You never have to worry about what you eat. You can eat as much as you want and not gain an ounce. This is especially the case when you are skinny naturally.
  • You can find something that fits in any store you go to. I have even noticed that the prettiest wares come in small sizes.
  • As a female, you will always get the attention of the opposite sex wherever you go. This will certainly happen though you may not always want it.
  • You experience a boost in confidence.
  • Seeing that a lot of people fight so hard to lose weight in order to look beautiful and more attractive; it then follows that your body type is more accepted by the society especially when you have all the necessary body parts properly curved. Somehow, nobody gets to have it all, right?

 

How To Get Skinny

So if you love the description of a skinny person and you want to become that way, here are some tips to follow:

 

Tip 1: Adjust Your Feeding Habits

If you are not skinny by nature and you wish to have a skinny body, you must work on your feeding. To maintain the right feeding habits for your skinny body, do the following:

 

1. Eat small portions of a meal at a go

Cutting down your usual portions of a meal will help cut down your calorie intake.

 

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It is preferable to eat small meals and snacks at different times in a day than to eat a large meal all at once. This will facilitate body metabolism and eventually quick body fat burning.

So the next time you make a purchase of what you will eat, endeavor to check that the calorie content is not too much for you. To help you consume smaller portions of food at home, use smaller plates to dish your meals.

 

2. Do not eat close to bedtime

Late-night eating could be the reason why you are yet to achieve your skinny body. It could also be the reason why you always wake up tired.

Eating close to bedtime gives your body a limited opportunity for metabolism. You cannot compare the speed at which your body burns fat while you are at work during the day to when you are lying in bed.

If you must eat at night, ensure that you eat very light and at least three hours before you retire to bed.

 

3. Skipping meals is not the best choice

This may come as a surprise to you but skipping meals will rather make your body store more fat than it will make it lose it. The absence of food will make your metabolism weaker and weaker.

This is especially the case during the day time when you need the energy to work. It is important that you give your body what to work with.

As you eat, your body burns off the fat, that way; you lose weight and also remain healthy. So as I mentioned when we started, endeavor to eat small meals and snacks at different hours of the day.

Healthy snacks you can take in between meals include a finger of banana, a piece of apple, small salad or a cup of Greek yogurt.

 

4. Drink plenty of water

Health experts have declared that it is healthy to drink eight cups of water daily. Do not wait till you are dehydrated or very thirsty before you drink water.

Additionally, water helps to fasten the metabolic processes in the body.  It achieves this by flushing out extra fluids initially retained in the body.

 

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Other healthy fluids you can take asides water to achieve the same results are fruit juices. Stay away from alcohol, sports drinks, and coffee as they can cause you to retain fluids.

Retained fluids add to the water weight of your body which is included in the overall weight of your body that you are trying to lose. Other food items that may cause you to retain fluids and which you must limit their intake are processed meats, salty chips, and crackers.

 

5. Include more of fruits, vegetables and lean proteins in your diet

Fruits, vegetables and lean proteins provide your body with adequate nourishment while leaving fewer calories behind.

These meals contain a large quantity of fiber which helps you get full fast and as such you do not need to consume them in large quantities; thereby helping you achieve your initial goal of eating less.

Examples of lean protein sources that you can include in your diet are white meat poultry, fish, lentils, beans, peas, and Greek yogurt. Other good meals that contain a lot of fiber are whole grains like oatmeal, brown rice, and whole-wheat bread.

An additional advantage of consuming high fiber foods is that they can also reduce belly fat and blood-vessel inflammation.

 

6. Chew your food thoroughly before swallowing

Believe it or not; chewing your food properly will make you feel full faster. While you are taking your time to chew, you will have eaten only a small quantity by the time your brain announces that you are full.

Also, chewing is the first part of the digestion process. By helping the enzymes in your saliva breakdown your food, the food is easily digested in your body. Do not ever take ‘chewing’ for granted again. Take your time to chew as it can even help prevent overeating.

 

7. Eat at the table

Taking time to plan and cook your meals makes it easier for you to make healthy choices. Plus, sitting together to eat at the table gives you time to bond with your family.

Eating mindlessly while you are busy during the day can lead to overconsumption. This will limit your progress in achieving your skinny goal.

 

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Eating at the table is a feeding approach that can prevent you from making that mistake. Another key to taking your time during dinner to help you eat less is by talking a lot over dinner.

It is a perfect time to catch up on the latest experiences of your fellow diners. While talking and listening to others you will also find that you will not chew in a hurry. Try to forget that talking while eating is bad table manner.

 

8. Decorate your meals with healthy herbs and spices

You can intensify the flavor of your dishes and replace fat with herbs and spices. The meal will still remain as satisfying.

These spices have additional benefits. Red pepper flakes and cayenne has been shown to boost metabolism, helping you burn a few extra calories from your meal.

So instead of butter on steamed broccoli, you can add a dash of smoked paprika. Another good choice is to sprinkle a variety of dried herbs, garlic powder, and chili flakes rather than have plain roasted chicken breast. Yummy!

 

9. Every day should not be a special occasion

Regular events like a friend’s birthday party may lead you to think that every day is splurge-worthy. Do not fall for that trap! Whether it is an office doughnut or a decadent restaurant meal or a birthday cake; remember your skinny goals and consume only what is required.

 

10. Eat your largest meal as breakfast and the least as dinner

The idea is to provide our body with enough energy for work throughout the day and reduce the body’s workload at night. One of your major feeding approaches towards getting skinny is to treat breakfast as the most important meal of the day.

 

11. Question all menu choices and toppings

The next time you visit a restaurant, feel free to ask about the calorie content of the meals on the menu so that you can make a healthy choice. Fight the temptation of applying a health halo to all menu items in restaurants that you consider healthier; ask questions to be sure.

 

12. Try out a low-calorie diet plan

After you have decided to improve your feeding habits, it is expedient that you design a diet plan to help you stick to our goal. Below is a sample of a one-week low-calorie diet plan which you can use for a start:

 

Sample One Week Low-Calorie Diet Plan

Day One – target calories: 2000

  • Early morning snack

1 glass warm water, 1 tablespoon honey, ½ lime

  • Breakfast

1 slice multigrain bread, 1 cup milk, fresh juice

  • Lunch Choices

Tuna Salad with Dijon mustard dressing and fresh veggies

Sweet potato, Asparagus and Spinach Salad with a light dressing

  • Evening Snack Choices

Four almonds and one apple

1 cup green tea with 1 multi-grain biscuit

  • Dinner Choices

Butternut squash, Broccoli and Cauliflower blended soup

Stir-fried turkey with veggies

 

Day Two – target calories: 1600

  • Early morning snack

1 glass warm water, 1 tablespoon honey, ½ lime

  • Breakfast

Banana or Kale smoothie

  • Lunch Choices

Broccoli Soup

Cabbage Soup

  • Evening Snack Choices

1 bowl of fruits

1 cup green tea with 1 oatmeal biscuit

  • Dinner Choices

Chicken clear soup with veggies

Grilled fish with yogurt and grated veggies dip

 

Day Three – target calories: 1200

  • Early morning snack

1 glass warm water, juice of 1 lime

  • Breakfast

1 glass fat-free milk, 1 apple, 2 dates

  • Lunch Choices

A grilled vegetable sandwich without mayonnaise or cheese

Smoked Turkey Bacon Salad with Olive Oil and Dijon mustard dressing

  • Evening Snack Choices

1 cup watermelon

1 glass lemonade

  • Dinner Choices

Grilled chicken cubes with pineapple and honey

Blanched French beans with mashed sweet potato

 

Day Four – target calories: 900

  • Early morning snack

1 glass warm water, juice of 1 lime

  • Breakfast

1 cup fruit juice (ingredients: pineapple, kiwi, peach, ground black pepper)

  • Lunch

Cherry tomato and greens salad with low-fat yogurt dressing

  • Evening Snack Choices

1 glass tomato juice with a dash of lime

1 cup baby carrots

  • Dinner Choices

Lentil soup with peas and cauliflower

Smoked salmon and veggies with whole wheat pita bread

 

Day Five – target calories: 800

  • Early morning snack

1 glass warm water, juice of 1 lime, juice of 1-inch ginger root

  • Breakfast

1 whole boiled egg

  • Lunch

1 bowl of blended vegetable soup

  • Evening Snack Choices

1 apple or 1 orange

1 cup green tea with 1 multi-grain biscuit

  • Dinner Choices

Kidney been salad with 1 glass fat-free milk and a pinch of turmeric

Grilled chicken salad with 1 glass fat-free milk and a pinch of turmeric

 

Day Six – target calories: 700

  • Early morning snack

1 glass warm water, juice of 1 lime

  • Breakfast

Banana whole wheat pancakes with honey

  • Lunch

Chicken salad and grilled Brussels sprouts

  • Evening Snack Choices

Tender coconut water

1 cup green tea

  • Dinner

Baked Salmon with lime and herbs

 

Day Seven – target calories: 700

  • Early morning snack

1 glass warm water, juice of 1 lime

  • Breakfast

Strawberry, Kale and Celery smoothie with ground flaxseeds

  • Lunch

Thai papaya salad

  • Evening Snack

1 glass free-fat yogurt

  • Dinner

Baked Soy chunk garnished with capsicum

The above diet plan started with a target of 2000 calories on the first day because an average adult consumes a total of 2200 calories daily. So cutting just 200 calories on the first day will stop your body from feeling deprived.

 

These amazingly detialed step-by-step guide on how to get skinny will accompany you on your journey to getting the body of your dream.

 

13. Invest in a registered dietitian

Getting the services of a registered dietician is an added advantage to you. He will help you create customized healthy eating menus, safe weight-loss strategies and more. You will always make better choices when you heed good advice.

 

Tip 2: Exercise

It is important that you balance your improved feeding habits with the right exercises to help you achieve your skinny goal. Follow these tips to improve your exercising lifestyle:

 

1. Balance calories burned and eaten

Simply going to the gym without checking to ensure that you are burning the right amount of calories is not good enough. Balancing the calories you burn during exercises and the ones you gain while eating will produce more efficient results.

One good way to achieve this is by investing in a calorie tracking watch to keep track of energy consumed and burned.

 

2. Spend a lesser amount of hours watching TV

Research has shown that spending four hours at a stretch or more before the TV or computer will cause you to regain the excess weight. You have to intentionally reduce the number of hours you spend sitting at a place so that you do not ruin all your efforts.

You can practice standing up for five minutes at thirty minutes intervals or you walk around for a few minutes at every one-hour interval. This will aid your body’s metabolism and prevent retaining excess weight.

 

3. Develop and maintain an exercise plan

It takes discipline to keep exercising in order to reach your goal. Therefore it is necessary that you design a plan to keep you focused.

Here is a one-week exercise plan that you can follow. It is designed to help you burn additional calories with every passing day; from 400 to 300 to 200 and down to 100.

Sample One Week Exercise Plan

Day One

  • 1 set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Neck rotations
  • 1 set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Shoulder rotations
  • A set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Arm Circles
  • 1 set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Wrist rotations
  • 1 set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Waist rotations
  • One set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Ankle rotations
  • 5-10 minutes spot jogging
  • 2 sets, 5 reps of Forward lunges
  • 2 sets, 5 reps of Jumping forward lunges
  • Two sets, 20 reps of Jumping jacks
  • 1 set, 10 reps of Sit-ups
  • 2 sets, 5 reps of Crunches with feet perpendicular to the floor
  • 1 set, 10 reps of Mountain Climbers
  • 2 sets, 5 reps of Scissors kicks
  • 2 sets, 10 reps of Standing Side Crunch Stretch

 

Day Two

  • 1 set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Neck rotations
  • 1 set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Shoulder rotations
  • A set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Arm Circles
  • 1 set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Wrist rotations
  • 1 set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Waist rotations
  • One set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Ankle rotations
  • 2 sets, 5 reps of Jumping Lunges
  • 2 sets, 5 reps of Push-Ups
  • 1 set, 10 reps of Squats
  • 2 sets, 15 reps of Jumping Jacks
  • 2 sets, 10 reps of Burpees
  • 1 set, 10 reps of Crunches
  • 15 – 20 seconds of plank
  • 2 sets, 10 reps of Scissors kicks
  • 2 sets, 5 reps of Triceps Dips Stretch

 

Day Three

  • 1 set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Neck rotations
  • 1 set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Shoulder rotations
  • A set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Arm Circles
  • 1 set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Wrist rotations
  • 1 set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Waist rotations
  • One set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Ankle rotations
  • Stretching exercises or yoga

 

Day Four

  • 1 set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Neck rotations
  • 1 set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Shoulder rotations
  • A set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Arm Circles
  • 1 set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Wrist rotations
  • 1 set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Waist rotations
  • One set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Ankle rotations
  • 5 – 7 minutes of Spot jogging
  • Full body Stretching exercise

 

Day Five

  • 1 set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Neck rotations
  • 1 set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Shoulder rotations
  • A set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Arm Circles
  • 1 set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Wrist rotations
  • 1 set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Waist rotations
  • One set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Ankle rotations
  • Stretching exercises or yoga

 

Day Six

  • 1 set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Neck rotations
  • 1 set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Shoulder rotations
  • One set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Arm Circles
  • 1 set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Wrist rotations
  • 1 set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Waist rotations
  • A set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Ankle rotations
  • Yoga breathing exercises

 

Day Seven

  • 1 set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Neck rotations
  • 1 set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Shoulder rotations
  • One set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Arm Circles
  • 1 set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Wrist rotations
  • 1 set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Waist rotations
  • A set, 10 reps of Clockwise and Anti-clockwise Ankle rotations
  • Yoga breathing exercises

Practicing these exercises week after week will help you attain and maintain your skinny body type.

 

Risk Factors Of Being Skinny

Apart from the attention you will draw to yourself in the streets without so much effort, as well as other benefits of being skinny; you need to be aware of the following risk factors:

  • Some persons will assume you have an eating disorder and be bold enough to throw it at your face.
  • You will get a lot of annoying advice; some out of care and others out of envy. You will be shocked at the number of random persons who will advise you to add some weight.
  • Some bigger folks may bully you because of your size.
  • Not everybody will find you attractive.

 

 

This post provides a summary of all the major tips that you need to know to get those lean and toned legs and body. Now is the perfect time to take control of how you look and feel!

 

Conclusion

The choice is yours. No matter how anyone reacts to your body, it is still your body. Do what you want to do and appear the way you wish. Be positive about your body and maintain healthy self-esteem.

So let me know in the comments section if you found these tips very helpful. Also, let me know the one that was most difficult for you to do.

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