Introducing new Guest Post series: Saturday Spotlight!

Saturday Spotlight

Hello!

I’m taking a little break with the series “50 Habits of Thin People“, since we are halfway through. The break is partly just because I can (and honestly, I was feeling less inspired to continue to write these posts since I hadn’t received a lot of feedback on that series lately).

I want to encourage you to check out the 26 habits I have posted and comment on what habit(s) are working in your life, tips you have, etc.!

 

I’m introducing a new series!!

 

 

I’m so excited to bring this new series for you!! Through my Take it on Tuesday blog hop, I’ve gotten to know so many wonderful bloggers who are bursting with loads of creative crafts, inspiring ideas, DIY experience & tips! I’ve gotten several responses from those who wish to guest post here, so I’m making this a weekly series,

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50 Habits of Thin People: Week 12

50 Habits of Thin People

Hello everyone. In this series, we’ve gone over 24 habits of thin people in just 11 weeks! That’s a pretty fast rate. I don’t want to keep up at this speed without taking time to see weather or not we are really building habits. So, for this week we are going to break habits down into baby steps and develop triggers.

 

 

First, let’s Evaluate – “What Habits have worked for me?”

I know I’ve given you 2-3 habits each week. In reality though, to start a habit and make it stick, you only want to work on building one habit at a time.

Below I’ve listed out all the habits we’ve looked at. I want you to look through it and ask yourself these questions for each of the habits:

– Did I miss a day? Why?

– Did I have too much on my plate? Are the baby steps not

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50 Habits of Thin People: Week 11

Last week, we talked about 3 more habits related to breakfast in the series 50 Habits of Thin People. We have looked at 21 different healthy habits so far. If you are just jumping into this series, check out what you’ve missed!

 

 

Healthy Habit #22: Surprise Your Metabolism

As soon as you awake in the morning, roll right out of bed and do a quick high-intensity circuit training routine for just 5 minutes. This quick 5 minute routine will shock your metabolism and get it going strong for the day. Here’s an example of what you could do:

- 5 push-ups – 10 squats – 10 lunges – 10 jumping jacks – jog in place for one minute

 

Healthy Habit #23: An apple (or more) a day

Apples are packed with both fiber and

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50 Habits of Thin People: Week 10

homemade english muffins

This series, 50 Habits of Thin People has covered 18 habits so far. If you missed last time, we talked about the importance of eating breakfast! We have also spent some time evaluating how we are doing on making these habits stick.

 

 

Continuing on the Breakfast theme, I’ve got a couple more habits to think about when planning breakfasts.

 

Healthy Habit #19: Increase Fiber intake

According to The Volumetrics Weight-Control Plan (p. 64):

“While Americans average about 15 grams of fiber daily, many rural Africans take in 80 grams. Even a modest increase in fiber may be linked with lower body weight. In England, lean adults averaged 19 grams a day while obese ones consumes only 13?

Why does fiber make such a difference?

It helps you stay full on fewer calories. Fiber-rich foods take a lot of chewing

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50 Habits of Thin People: Week 9

This series, 50 Habits of Thin People has covered 17 habits so far. If you missed last time, we talked about 8 healthy late night snacks! We have also spent some time evaluating how we are doing on making these habits stick.

 

 

Healthy Habit #18: Eat Breakfast (don’t skip it!)

(I was tempted for this habit to be entitled Don’t Skip Breakfast, but it’s much better to put things in a positive light. Eat Breakfast!)

 

There has been a LOT that has already been said about this subject. “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” “Don’t skip breakfast.” Just google it!

 

This quotes a study that has been done on 3,000 people who had lost on average 70 lbs. and have keep off the weight for a year or more. Only 4% of the group skips breakfast.

 

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50 Habits of Thin People: Week 8 (with 8 Healthy Late Night Snacks)

stawberries

So far, we’ve talked about 15 habits of thin people. If you missed the week I reviewed them all and went through two steps to evaluate how you are doing, I would encourage you check it out!

Last week I talked about exercising and how hard it is to establish a routine. I’d still love for you all to comment on how establishing an exercise routine did work or didn’t work for you.

Here are the next two healthy habits:

 

 

Healthy Habit #16: No Fast Food

Avoiding the fast food helps to avoid the extra weight, high blood pressure, elevated blood cholesterol levels, clogged arteries, diabetes, etc. Healthy people simply avoid eating this and other processed junk.

Now, this is easy to say and harder to have the self-control to do. It requires taking time ahead of the game to plan out what you are going

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50 Habits of Thin People: Week 7

30 day shred

Hello all! Last week, I took a break from giving you more habits to think about, because I want to give you time to build those habits. However, I did mention 2 things it’s important to do when building habits:

1) Evaluate what habits are working for you, and

2) Stick it out

 

As I was mulling over it this week, those two points are in fact habits of healthy people, or as I’m calling it – habits of thin people. So, I’m making these two points Healthy Habits #12 and #13.

 

Ready for More?

 

 

Healthy Habit #14: Schedule Exercise Times

I know this doesn’t sound very fun. I have never loved exercise. There was a time in my life I didn’t mind it and almost looked forward to running…almost. But exercise is an important practice, especially building a habit of

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50 Habits of Thin People: Week 6

Hello everyone. In this series, we’ve gone over 11 habits of thin people in just 5 weeks! That’s a pretty fast rate. I don’t really want to continue at this speed if we are not really building habits. So, for this week we are going to evaluate how we’ve done and what habits we think will stick.

 

Step 1: Evaluate. “What Habits have worked for me?”

I know I’ve given you 2-3 habits each week. In reality though, to start a habit and make it stick, you only want to work on building one habit at a time.

Below I’ve listed out all the habits we’ve looked at. I want you to look through it and ask yourself these questions for each of the habits:

– Did I miss a day? Why?

– Did I have too much on my plate? Are the baby steps not small enough?

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50 Habits of Thin People: Week 5

from EatingWell.com

Thank you all for your comments last week. We had some great feedback and Rachel mentioned an article that lists 29 exercises that you can do at or near your desk.

How are you doing on the previous habits? Have you picked a couple to work on and build as habits?

 

The habits we are working on currently?

– My husband and I want to have the habit of walking outside 45 min. on most days, but this last week we only walked 3 days.

– We’ve been using smaller plates for our meals.

Eating Soup as the first course.

 

 

The next two habits we are looking at today come from EatingWell.com, How Can I Lose Weight? 4 Secrets of Skinny People. I’m just going to talk about the two that I would like to work on:

 

 

Habit 10: Step

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50 Habits of Thin People: Week 4

Thank you all for your comments last week!! Did you eat more soup, as we did? How are you doing on the previous habits? Have you picked a couple to work on and build as habits?

 

My husband and I have continued walking for 45 min, though we haven’t gotten to it everyday this week (our schedules haven’t matched up as nicely – he’s been working more). I’m still very proud of us! Last Friday evening we even walked to Bible Study at 7pm and home from Study at 10pm!! (it was a 13 min walk there and 13 min walk back)

We’ve been using smaller plates for our meals. I think that helps so much because you eat less, but get the same satisfaction! I indulge in ice cream every once in awhile, but since I love it so much, I have my

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