As much as I'd like to, I know I can't blame all of my weight issues on my "slow metabolism." However, there's no denying that some women are genetically blessed. Here are the differences between a naturally thin woman and the average woman (ME!):
ANTW can: Eat chips that aren't baked or popped.
The AW: I can't remember the last time I ate a REAL chip. I'm always in search of "healthy" chips that taste almost as good as the real thing.
ANTW can: Get a small popcorn at the movies and only eat half the bag. (Why? Because it's not a novelty to her. She can eat movie popcorn...whenever she wants.)
The AW: I love movie popcorn, but I probably don't eat it more than three times a year. And when I do, I'm licking the butter off my fingers and staring down at an empty bag mid-way through the previews!
ANTW can: Go on vacation without gaining a noticeable amount of weight.
The AW: You should have seen my before and after pics from my Spain trip last year! It was disgusting! I gained a solid five pounds in ten days even though I busted out my running shoes on several occasions.
ANTW can: Eat a cheeseburger without it going straight to her (insert your "problem" area here). Remember all that hoopla a couple years ago when Gisele confessed she ate whatever she wanted and had a love for cheeseburgers? But oh, she also workouts out three times a week.
The AW: Sure, I eat cheeseburgers, but I don't look like Gisele. And if I only worked out three times a week, I'd look like Mariah Carey's fat(ter) sister.
ANTW can: Get that double-scoop.
The AW: Gains a pound for even fantasizing about it.
ANTW can: Wear a form-fitting dress and still look classy.
The AW: I had to return the snug dress my boyfriend bought me for my birthday. My boobs were popping out, back fat was in effect—I looked like I belonged at the Jersey Shore.
ANTW can: Whoopsie, forget to eat lunch...and then eat whatever the hell she feels like for dinner.
The AW: I don't know about you, but after I eat breakfast, I immediately start thinking about what I'm going to have for lunch. I've been known to eat lunch before noon—just because I wanted to EAT something!
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying naturally thin women can get away with stuffing their faces with Cheetos all day long, but I think it's fair to say that they have an advantage over us normal folk. Because they don't have to think and stress about every bite that passes their lips, food isn't a big issue with them. I know some NTW that admit, "I eat whatever I want!" And some that act like they are just like every other women who has to watch what they eat, which I kind of hate. Just 'fess up! If I could eat a doughnut without it ending up on my ass the next day, I'd tell the WORLD!
What are the NTW you know like? Are YOU one? What would you add to this list?