Study Reveals Surprising New Finding on How Thin People Stay Skinny

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ITHACA, NY - If one of your New Year`s resolutions is to go on a diet, again, you aren`t alone.

According to an online Harris poll, weight loss is the top resolution made for the New Year. But, a new study is proving people who maintain their ideal weight do it without much dieting at all.

Researchers at Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab has put together a list of people who`ve been at a healthy weight their entire lives, never fluctuating more than 5 or 10 pounds unless they were pregnant.

The biggest surprise out of the study? Almost half of the participants say they don`t diet at all and 75% say they rarely diet.

But 92% of those non-dieters confessed they are conscious of what they eat. 90 percent claim they exercise with almost half saying they workout 5 or more times a week and most admit they weigh themselves weekly.

In the end, researchers concluded the participants practice less strict eating habits versus crash diets that can be difficult to maintain.

Now that you've got the skinny on dieting, or not dieting, good luck with that New Year’s resolution!