Move over size zero or skinny, the new anthem: healthy is the new skinny. No, healthy does not imply overweight and obese. Healthy is when you feel good inside out while maintaining the curves in your body. Although many strive to look like super models skinny or slim, remember beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. You should rather challenge yourself to be healthy rather than being skinny. Being on the healthier side, not only applies to your physical well-being but also your mental health. Everyone wants to embrace a healthy lifestyle but here we are not talking about people who are genetically skinny.
Here are some of the facts if you plan to get skinny on the lettuce and soft drink diet:
1. Be practical
In the real world, a skinny body cannot be an option for everyone. Remember, everyone is gifted with a different body and shape. You will notice that some are blessed with more curves looking voluptuous while the others not so much. No amount of new found diets can change the shape of your body. Just like it is not possible to turn a square into a triangle. If you were born to have those curves, you need to embrace it with confidence as nothing you do will make them go away.
2. Slim and skinny doesn’t imply healthy
The well-known models on the runway can make any woman envious. They are slim and you shouldn’t be surprised to know that they are extremely fit and healthy. Yes, that’s because they devote time to eating right, working out religiously, and getting enough rest and sleep. Although plenty of girls are genetically skinny, some are skinny because of poor eating habits as they only focus on the external appearance. This kind of lifestyle is likely to make you fall sick, making you prone to heart diseases, stroke, and other health conditions just like someone obese. Do you really want this for yourself?
3. Ditch the weighing machine
Yes, if you are striving to get skinny you are probably someone who has an obsession with the weighing machine. But the real measure of health and well-being does not come from those scales. To remain healthy, your weight has very little to do with your overall fitness. Instead, it is your doctor who can actually give you a proper health diagnosis. To be on the right track, use these results to fuel your self-improvement and you will not be disappointed. Do not focus on getting skinny, instead focus on increasing your muscle mass and lowering body fat.
4. Skinny does always mean lean muscle mass
This is a general misconception about skinny people. It is not necessary that anyone who is slim and skinny possess good muscle mass. Fad diets may help you lose weight, but these diets do nothing for your muscles, on the contrary you lose muscle tone. A person who is skinny only by restricting her diet and who does not workout religiously lacks major muscle mass.
5. Be confident and embrace your body shape
In the end, what is more important is how you feel than how you look. You may be following a restricted diet to get skinny but do you feel good? Do you always feel weak and low on energy? If the answer is, yes then its time you re-evaluate your lifestyle and incorporate a healthy lifestyle. Not only your body but your mind will also be grateful that you did so.
Remember, being healthy starts from the inside and gradually you will start noticing the positive effects on your mind and body.