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Fad diets don't actually help they hurt long-term weight loss, because they over evaluate with weight loss at the cost of learning long-term balanced eating habits. Healthy weight management can be achieved, but this requires one essential first step: Take an inventory of your personal relationship with food. This personal reflection includes discovering the emotionally tied connection to weight gain.

The second step is finding the tools to successfully modify your eating behaviors by using balanced nutrition principles. Begin with committing yourself to learning to understand your eating patterns, food preferences and follow the seven keys to never needing to diet again:

  1. Avoid using food to comfort you when you feel bored, anxious or another negative emotion.

  2. Stop looking for a diet to help you lose weight as it will only lead to more weight gain later.

  3. Don't eat a meal that is too heavy on carbs.

  4. Focus on getting whole foods (i.e. fruits or vegetables) to take up half of your meal.

  5. Don't eat alone. Food and mealtime should be a socially nourishing experience. If you can't eat together in person eat via a virtual meal gathering.

  6. Notice if after a meal you feel tried or energized and modify your meal proportion until most meals help you feel more energy and not less. For example many people who eat a high carbohydrate diet find that they need a nap soon after, so focus on incorporating more whole foods to balance the meal and keep your energy high.

  7. The goal should never be to feel stuffed. Learning to slow down your pace of eating is essential to finding out when you feel content, but not overly full.






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We are constantly bombarded with campaigns for products, which more often than not serve company profits at the cost of our health.

However, we can learn how to become a smart consumer by implementing these 4 tips to becoming a smart consumer:

1. Don't fall for the sexy marketing ads.

2. Remember that the least expensive products tend to have a greater potential for toxic substances, so do your research before giving in to an impulse buy.

3. Research the toxic impact of the product you are considering. There are three types of toxins consumers should consider when reviewing a product:

~Chemical toxins-include both inorganic substances and organic compounds.

~Physical Toxicants-are substances that interfere with biological processes.

~Radiation-emission or transmission of energy in the form of waves or particles through space or through a material medium, which can have a toxic effect on many organisms.

4. Discover which companies that tend manufacture products that are free of toxins, so you can make shopping more efficient in future purchases.


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