15 Easy Ways To Be Naturally Thin : Dr. Kim's Blog

15 Easy Ways To Be Naturally Thin

Being naturally thin may seem like a foreign idea to many.  But many people do it everyday.  I’ve put together a collection of some simple ideas anyone can easily incorporate into their lifestyle and routine to give you the little boost you might need.  Have more ideas?  Leave a comment!

  1. Pick something with protein for breakfast. Save as much as 200 caloriesAdding protein to your breakfast, such as a hard boiled egg, will help you feel full and energized and can even be a great swap for higher calorie foods.
  2. Balance while you brush: Burn 10 calories While you brush your teeth, alternate standing on one leg as you switch mouth quadrants (every 30 seconds). Balancing develops your core muscles and may even be good for your brain. 
  3. Lighten up your coffee: Save 60 caloriesHalf and half, and other coffee creamers are packed with calories.  Swap them with regular milk or nix them all together.  
  4. Squat instead of sitting: Burn 15 caloriesAt your desk chair, pretend you’re going to sit but don’t—stop and come back up without using your arms. Always start squats by lowering your hips, not bending knees forward, and keeping your weight on your heels. 
  5. Walk while you talk: Burn 50 (or more) caloriesEvery time you grab the phone, stand up and pace around. Heavy people sit on average two and a half hours more per day than thin people.
  6. Pause from your papers: Burn 10 caloriesTake a break by doing a few wall push-ups. Place hands wide at shoulder height against the wall. Take a couple of steps back so your body is at a slight angle and your weight is on your toes, and do three sets of 10 push-ups. 
  7. Shop till the pounds drop: Burn 60 caloriesAt the mall, try on at least 10 outfits, both pants and shirts. No need to buy!
  8. Crunch for your clicker: Burn 24 caloriesThe average half-hour TV show has eight minutes of commercials. Make reaching for the remote control worth it: Place it out of reach on the coffee table or, if you’re lying down, on the opposite arm of the couch. Every time an ad comes on and you reach for the remote, crunch until the show comes back on; you should reach 100 to 150 or so.
  9. Get up during the game: Burn 75 caloriesAttending your kid’s sports event this weekend? After every quarter of the game, get up from the bleachers and take a lap around the gym or field. Four or five times around a typical one is about a mile.
  10. Add fun activities: Burn 90 caloriesSpend even just half an hour tossing a ball or Frisbee with your kid.
  11. Omit from your order: Save 100 caloriesOrder your pizza with half the cheese or even cheese-less, and then sprinkle with a few tablespoons of Parmesan.
  12. Think about your drink: Save 150 to 200 caloriesConsider beer or wine instead of a frozen drink: A glass of regular beer has 140 calories and a serving of wine has 126 calories, while a strawberry daiquiri has about 300 and a margarita 340.
  13. Scream for sorbet: Save 125 caloriesIndulge in chocolate or fruit sorbet instead of chocolate ice cream.
  14. Switch-out the bedtime snack: Burn 300 caloriesInstead of a bowl of ice cream as a bedtime snack, snuggle with your spouse.
  15. Sing a song and dance: Burn 70 caloriesSpend Sunday morning belting it out in the church choir, or even just in your car!  Start a dance party with your kids! 



In Good Health,

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