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Health experts have found that those who are successful at staying thin have habits that work in their favor.

Common sense says losing weight should be simple. Just eat fewer calories than you burn. But that’s not the case, is it?

Health experts have found that those who are successful at staying thin have habits that work in their favor.

Here’s a rundown of some of the habits of skinny people:

•They’re fidgety – Research shows that people who move more burn as many as 350 extra calories a day, the equivalent of taking a 60-minute walk.

They eat without distractions – People who eat mindfully and without distractions tend to eat less and feel more satisfied.

They order unapologetically – Slim people modify meals when they go to restaurants. They do this not to save calories, but instead to get what they really want, and to eat in a way that makes them feel best so they don’t crave more food.

They’re not afraid of throwing food away – As kids, many of us were taught to not waste food. Unfortunately, cleaning our plates has caused us to carry “waste weight” around 24 hours a day that’s causing a lot more trouble than throwing away some leftovers.

(ABC News)