Stay Well Secrets: 10 Tips from Skinny Women

Smart strategies from svelte women to help you slim down this season (11 Photos)

Shaun Dreisbach on Jun 8, 2011 at 10:37AM

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Stay Well Secrets: 10 Tips from Skinny Women

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Stay Well Secret: Don't Deprive Yourself

“Many women are stuck in a diet mentality, where foods are either good or bad. But naturally slim women don’t think that way. They eat what they like at all times and just have less of it than the mega-portions we’ve been programmed to expect, which naturally keeps calories under control,” says Sass. A little good chocolate? Why not! A small chunk of flavorful cheese. Yes, please! It’s the all-things-in-moderation idea in action. Decide if you really want it, eat a small amount, and enjoy it. The key words here are small amount. One piece of pizza, not three. A deck-of-cards-sized steak, not a jumbo filet. A modest bowl of spaghetti, not a piling platter. Adds Sass: “When you give yourself permission to enjoy reasonable portions of the foods you crave, you feel more satisfied and won’t binge eat as much.”

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