While it is true that genetics will play a part in your weight, this is not the main factor influencing your body weight. The food choices you make, the amount of movement you give your body and even the amount of sleep you get daily will have the biggest impact on your weight. You can lose weight once your improve your daily habits.

Most thin people have similar lifestyle habits that keep them thin. After 10,000 hours of research for my book ‘Thin People Don’t Clean Their Plates’, I have picked several of the most common habits shared by thin people. Incorporating these six habits into your life will have a dramatic positive impact on your weight, health and life.

1. Eat something within the first hour of waking to start your metabolism and begin burning more calories all day long. This can be as simple as eating a banana or a few crackers. This fuel fires up the furnace to burn more fat.

2. Eat one smoothie and one large salad every day. This will provide you with 8-10 combined servings (approximately ½ cup each) of fruit and vegetables a day. Five servings a day will promote good health, whereas eight to ten will promote almost effortless weight loss.

3. Drink 8-10 cups of water a day. Water is needed to breakdown body fat and flush the toxins. To make this easy, use a 32-oz sports bottle with a straw and drink two of these daily. You will know you are drinking enough when your urine is pale in color and clear (not cloudy) midday, with the absence of smell.

4. Eat something every 3-4 hours. This will help stabilize blood sugars and prevent you from becoming over-hungry at your next meal. Ignoring true hunger will cause your body to increase its lypogenic, or fat storing enzymes. Always carry a snack with you so that you can respond to hunger signals quickly.

5. Never eat to the point of feeling uncomfortable, instead stop when your hunger has been satisfied. When you feel “full” after a meal you are storing body fat.

6. Visualize yourself at your goal weight. Do this for at least 5 minutes every night before going to sleep. The mind is a powerful weight loss tool. By conditioning your mind to think that you are a thin person, you will find that making choices like a thin person come easily.

I used to think that thin people were just “lucky” when I was 40 pounds overweight. Once I began making the same lifestyle choices that thin people make, my weight started to melt off. I lost my extra weight and have kept it off for the past 12 years. When an overweight person changes their thought-processes from thinking like an overweight person to thinking like a thin person, they will find their thin body easily emerges.

Author's Bio: 

Jill Fleming is a Registered Dietitian with her Masters Degree in Nutritional Sciences. She is an award-winning speaker who is passionate about sharing her life-improving, simple lifestyle choices message with the world. On stage and through her books ‘Thin People Don’t Clean Their Plates’ and ‘Love Your Body, Love Your Life’, she has the natural ability to help individuals take control of their health and energy levels. As a member of the National Speakers Association, she has been energizing audiences to listen to and love their bodies since 1993.
To increase your accountability and reach your weight loss goal even faster, download your free copy of the THIN CHOICES Lifestyle Diary at www.SimpleLifestyleChoices.com. Jill says, “Other than your brain, this is the most important weight loss tool you will ever use.”