My tips on how to stay Thin during summer vacation.

Hi friends!

I’ve been in a whirlwind lately; new house, new job, crazy schedules, turning 30 years old, celebrating 10 years of marriage and then of course always trying to fit in a vacation in here and there. So, I cannot complain! Although it’s been crazy; life is good!

With this being said, I haven’t really been cooking a lot of new recipes lately, we mainly stick to cooking on the grill and then of course going out to eat in all the local summer bars & restaurants, as you know Italy is famous for all their little outdoor places to eat and/or drink that open up just for the summer (as we live in a beach town) so we are taking advantage of that. And then we just celebrated our 10 year anniversary in Mykonos, Greece. It was amazing.

The reason I wanted to write a post about how to stay thin during summer vacation is simply because I know that the summer is awesome, but also a time were you tend to gain weight. I know they say that you gain weight during the winter, but I really think that it varies, because during the summer you enjoy a few more cocktails, you eat later, you stay out later and you just try to have a little more fun while enjoying the beautiful weather.

10 years of marital blissLike I mentioned earlier, we celebrated our 10 year anniversary recently (actually July 12th, so just a few days ago). And, just got back from Mykonos where I think is the first time I lost weight during a vacation. No, I don’t know how much as I didn’t weigh myself, but my clothes fit looser and I feel great. I didn’t at all change what I ate and just stuck to what I generally do at home, I might of had wine every night but that’s all I changed I promise. It got me thinking that if you stick to what you do everyday and don’t act like you were starving this whole time and use your vacation as your time to overeat, you might just be in for a pleasant surprise.
So here are a few tips for how you can try to stay yourself without sacrificing on anything all the while still enjoying your summer.

  1. Stay Hydrated. Drink water!! During the summer your body tends to bloat because you retain fluids due to the heat. If you stay hydrated your body will automatically de-bloat and you’ll feel a whole lot lighter. And your skin will glow too! Besides water helps your body naturally detox, so do it!
  2. Eat your greens and your proteins. Make or Order a nice salad and add chicken, or shrimp. This will help your body detox and keep your digestion on track so that you don’t get bloated. It also makes you full faster, making you eat less. Causing you to not have to not eat crap!
  3. Have yourself a snack made of pure watermelon. Yes, believe me watermelon is ridiculously hydrating and super filling.  It goes through your system so fast and you’ll feel so light. Same goes for Pineapple! Eat this if you crave anything sweet and do yourself a wonderful favor.
  4. Workout! I worked out 5 days out of the 7 days during the vacation and I felt awesome. I mean I am on vacation to feel good not to feel bad. So, if I feel good while I workout then why give it up on vacation? To me working out is not a chore it’s a pleasure and I feel great after I complete it. So, workout!
  5. Soak for 20-30 minutes in an Epsom Salt bath! This should be at the top of the list. You wanna know one of the secrets of thin people? This is it! You soak in Epsom Salt and you will feel energized, relaxed, tight & fabulous. Try it and then tell me what you think.
  6. Yes… you can drink. Opt for white wine. Try to stay away from all those sugary drinks and if you still want them, then please make sure to drink 2 glasses of water after each of them, thus trying to flush out the sugar and helping your whole system stay on track.
  7. Don’t eat just cause it’s free or included. I see people shoving food down their throats simply because it’s free or included and I think that you are better than a free binge that will cause you to feel horrible the next day. If you are hungry then eat; but stop overeating just because it’s there. You’re without a doubt going to feel horrible the next day, or even later. I ate only what I really wanted when I wanted (isn’t that what vacation is all about?! Only that! and I was really impressed to notice that I actually loved this vacation because I didn’t go on a vacation to come back and have to go on a diet. I went on a vacation to come back feeling relaxed and glowing. So be mindful of what you eat.

These are a few of my tips. They are nothing crazy, they are not hard but they truly are so simple and so easy to follow that you will wonder why you haven’t done them all this time. Remember a vacation is something you wait for all year to feel good. Not something you wait for all year to feel horrible. Stay connected to your body and mind and you’ll truly have an amazing summer! We are beautiful creatures and we deserve to always: no matter what the circumstance, to feel that way. Have a wonderful Summer!

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Eating Habits of Naturally Thin People

I know that we all have ways we like to eat. But sometimes it’s our eating habits that can cause us to feel unhappy with our bodies and ourselves, we form these habits without even knowing that it’s a habit and maybe not such a good one at that. Eating is an essential part of our daily lives and who doesn’t love to eat?! But, we do have to watch at times how we eat. This is why I want to share with you the (secret) actually; known but not practiced eating habits of thin people.
They are simple steps we all know about and actually not that hard to follow if we make them our habits too, it will help our over all mood and way we look. Let’s see:

 

Naturally Thin Habit #1 – Don’t Overeat

Have you ever noticed that naturally thin people don’t over stuff themselves with excess amounts of food? They rarely eat larger portions or go back for seconds, but more often than not they have a natural awareness of their bodies and stop eating when they recognize that little signal that says, “Thank you, I’ve had enough to eat for now.”

Start applying this habit in your own life by paying close attention to how your body feels as you eat. When your body starts communicating that it is now satisfied, stop eating.

Naturally Thin Habit #2 – Get Rid of Guilt

Naturally thin people don’t beat themselves up for eating something they shouldn’t have – in fact, there are no forbidden foods in their world. They eat what they want, but they don’t overdo it. If they do eat something they would consider to be more fattening than their normal food choices, they don’t obsess over it for days. They don’t beat themselves up for eating it, and they don’t jump to conclusions like they are out of control and can’t be trusted to make wise decisions. They simply accept that they ate the food, and move on. No regrets, no guilt.

How freeing would it feel to adopt this habit yourself? Give it a try and notice how much better it feels to not have to carry such a heavy burden of guilt on your shoulders all the time.

Naturally Thin Habit #3 – Fill Up On Greens

Eat a side salad or green vegetable like broccoli to help fill your stomach. This gives you the volume of food that you’re used to without a lot of calories. Then, eat something that will satisfy your taste buds. An example would be an appetizer of a side salad to tame my hunger, then an appropriate portion of whatever sounds good to you. Maybe it’s a juicy steak or a pasta dish that looks good. A smaller portion of pasta will go a long way when you’re already partly satisfied from the greens.

Naturally Thin Habit #4 -Don’t be Obsessive

Don’t Get Obsessive About Losing Weight. When you first decide that you want to start losing weight it’s really easy to get obsessed with it. You may find yourself spending a lot of time thinking about what you’re going to eat or Googling weight loss topics online. This will only backfire on you. What goes up must come down. The key is to fit your “diet” into your life instead of trying to fit into your “diet.” Naturally thin people don’t obsess about working out and burning calories. They think positive and maintain a healthy exercise routine, if they miss one day there is always tomorrow.

Exercise is good, just don’t over do it. Almost all of your weight loss will be a result of your “diet.”

Naturally Thin Habit #5 – Find What Works for You

Naturally thin people eat what works with their body type. They listen to their body, some can stomach grapefruit, other can’t. Some can stomach soy milk, other can’t. Some eat dairy, other don’t. Some eat beans, others don’t.

You have to listen to your body and know what makes you feel good, some food bloat certain people and others don’t so you really have to learn to listen to your body and notice what is working for you in that moment. With this being said, we can all agree that too much sugar, junk food, sodas or artificial stuff doesn’t work great for anyone.
This is just some personal habits that I find to work for me, my husband and all the fellow Mythineaters out there.Thin people shouldn’t have to worry about what they eat, because they know themselves well and don’t feel controlled by food. Have a wonderful day!! Cheers to better eating habits from my Husband and I