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10 Ways to Control Your Eating

1. Chew gum in the grocery store Maybe you’ve heard you shouldn't shop for food when you’re hungry. Well, you might want to pop in a piece of sugarless gum before you head down the aisles, too. While chewing gum, people felt less hungry and had fewer junk-food cravings, according to two studies. As a result, the people bought fewer high-calorie snack foods, like chips, and brought home more healthy options, like vegetables. 2. Serve yourself healthy stuff first Whether you’re having a meal at home or choosing from a cafeteria line, load your plate with the healthiest items first. Diners at buffets tend to take larger servings of the first few foods they see, a study shows. So, think...

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5 Weight loss and nutrition myths

Myth: Fad diets will help me lose weight and keep it off   Fact: Fad diets are not the best way to lose weight and keep it off. These diets often promise quick weight loss if you strictly reduce what you eat or avoid some types of foods. Some of these diets may help you lose weight at first. But these diets are hard to follow. Most people quickly get tired of them and regain any lost weight. Fad diets may be unhealthy. They may not provide all of the nutrients your body needs. Also, losing more than 3 pounds a week after the first few weeks may increase your chances of developing gallstones (solid matter in the gallbladder that...

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9 Things that happen to your body when you crash diet

1. It can reduce your metabolic rate A high metabolism is key to losing weight, but crash dieting can actually make your metabolic rate lower. "Muscle breakdown is much greater with extreme dieting, rather than a steady prolonged approach. Less muscle reduces your metabolic rate, which is the number of calories you burn while resting and can ultimately result in weight gain later on. 2. It can weaken your immune system By depriving yourself of essential minerals and vitamins you risk weakening your immune system, and we all know that a low immune system makes getting ill far more likely - not what you want while you're away on holiday. If you cut out all fatty foods from your diet, absorbing...

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8 Golden Rules for Losing Weight

1. LIST AND VISUALISE YOUR REASONS List your reasons for shedding the excess weight. Be as graphic as you can possibly be, for example, if it is to wear nice clothes, describe the outfit, colour, how it feels to be wearing it etc. 2. BUY SOMETHING NEW One very powerful psychological technique that I will be using is called the law of concentrated attention. Basically, it means that if there is something in life that you really want, then behave in a way that you already have it – and you are very likely to get t. So go out at your earliest opportunity and purchase an item of clothing in the size that you want to be. It has...

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3 Reasons Why Diets Don’t Work

There’s a stunning dieting statistic that has been tossed around since 1959 when the clinical study revealing this fact was conducted — and it’s still shocking:  95% of all dieters will regain the weight they lose within one year. While we would like to believe things have changed since 1959, in this case, it’s only gotten worse. Currently, we have even more dieters, (approximately 45 million people dieting on any given day, in the US) and because of that, as an ever-growing diet industry. And that’s just the people we can keep track of! One thing we know for certain, however, is that most of these diets are not concerned with long-term weight loss – because if they were we...

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Emotional Eating? 5 Reasons You Can’t Stop

Most people think emotional eating is due to a lack of self- control. However, in my extensive work with clients trying wanting to lose weight, I would say that is rarely the case. If emotional eating were a simple issue of discipline, we could easily find this discipline without torturing ourselves over meal plans, paying money for special diets, and constantly obsessing about who is eating what and when. And, of course, there would be no eating disorders. What I have to say on this subject matter is not original; however, sometimes a reiteration of the information can serve as a helpful reminder. Over and over again, I see the following five factors that contribute to emotional eating. 1. Unawareness...

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