“Naturally thin” or “naturally slender” has become a bit of a buzzword in recent years — but, what can we learn from these so-called naturally thin types?
Well, Bethenny Frankel has written her own book, “Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting,” as a guideline on what they eat.
Basically this book is Bethenny’s advice, insights, and tips on banishing fat-thinking. It’s really an amalgamation of what she has learned from her own struggles with weight.In case you don’t know, Bethenny is a natural foods chef, author, and one of the original five housewives featured on the reality series, The Real Housewives of New York City.
Her book is split into two sections: “The Rules” and “The Naturally Thin Program.” In the first section there is an explanation of the 10 basic rules:
- Your diet is your bank account
- You can have it all, just not all at once
- Taste everything, eat nothing
- Pay attention
- Downsize now
- Cancel your membership to the clean plate club
- Check yourself before you wreck yourself
- Know thyself
- Get real
- Good for you
The second section goes through a few weeks of Bethenny’s eating, demonstrating how to implement the rules into your everyday life, just like she does.
It is this section in the book where things start to fall apart a bit. Bethenny’s eating is pretty minimalistic at times — skipping meals and counting two bites of food as a snack, doesn’t seem like a very nutritious diet to me.
However, perhaps this is what those who are “naturally thin” tend to do, i.e. eat small and often, what do you think? Then again, I would never think of ordering a steak at a restaurant, and only allowing myself three bites of it, would you?
Good things about this book include the emphasis on portion control, and the fact that all foods can be enjoyed in moderation.
However, some of the content is verging on unhealthy.
It is important to remember with books like these (i.e. celeb-endorsed diets), that what appears to work for a celebrity, may not be healthy for you. I certainly don’t see this diet as “ideal” for most people.
Naturally Thin is available on Amazon for $9.00.