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Secrets Of Slim People Who Manage To Maintain Their Figure Without Dieting

26/01/2015 15:10 GMT | Updated 26/01/2015 16:59 GMT

The world is divided into two tribes: those who gain weight just by looking at a piece of chocolate and those who manage to stay slim without dieting.

This video delves into the secrets of the latter, without forcing you into a strict, regimented diet.

Here are four helpful ways to approach weight loss:

1) Choose your treats wisely and don't treat everyday like a special occasion. Cake is good, but not all of the time.

2) When you go out for a meal with your friends, make sure it's you who's doing all of the talking. That way, you'll eat your meal slower and, naturally, you'll eat less.

3) Low fat and low calorie foods sound good (in theory) however they're actually heavily processed and, as a result, are high in carbs. Carbohydrates are converted to sugar by your body and can then contribute towards weight gain.

4) Maintain a healthy BMI by getting a good night's sleep. According to a study published in the Sleep journal, regularly getting fewer hours of sleep is associated with slightly increased BMI.

Ta-da! Try these simple changes and let us know how you get on :)

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