I've always thought the naturally lean were different from the rest of us. Of course discipline counts, but (for instance) my brother and I have similar exercise and diet habits--but I'm 6'4" and struggle to stay below 240, while he's 6'7" and generally weighs about 225.
He's toast now, though. In the doctor's office yesterday, I was leafing through a 3-year-old magazine and found a story headed "10 Tips To Get Slender by Summer." My favorites (you may want to take notes):
--Eat smaller portions (no, you think?).
--Try diet soda. A 32-ounce fountain soft drink can have nearly 400 calories.
--Avoid fatty meats such as sausage.
And--wait for it:
---Instead of indulging in a gooey dessert, reach for a crisp apple or other fruit.
No thanks are necessary. Just send me your old size 40 pants....