Hungry? Stop Eating

We often over eat for all the wrong reasons. And those wrong reasons are learned behaviors. Mom told us to “clean your plate.” Foods, especially sweets, became rewards. Others became “comfort food” when we are distressed. Please visit the link below for more information.

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https://www.acefitness.org/acefit/healthy-living-article/60/6272/why-do-we-eat-when-we-aren-t-hungry/

Staying Fit On The Road

Travelling, for work or pleasure, often creates challenges to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Check out this link for some fitness tips if you are a frequent traveler.  PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE BEGINNING ANY EXERCISE PROGRAM.

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https://www.cooperinstitute.org/2014/05/30/equipment-to-strength-train-anywhere

Fats: Not All Are Equal

We need fats in our diet. But not all types of fats and not in mass quantities. Fats supply our bodies with energy, helps us absorb nutrients, and supports brain health. However, the healthiest fats are found in plant-based foods rather than animal-based foods. Therefore, we should strive to increase the former and decrease the latter in our daily diets. Please read this short summary, linked below, for more details.

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Trade Animal Fats for Plant-Based Fats

Get to the Core of the Matter

The body’s core is at the center of our physical world. If our core is unconditioned, we cannot adequately condition any other portion of our bodies. Here are some useful tips to fire our core. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE BEGINNING ANY EXERCISE PROGRAM.

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http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/core-exercise-workout-12-tips-for-exercising-safely-and-effectively

DASH: An Eating Plan For All

Originally designed for persons with high blood pressure, the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) has proven to be effective toward treating a host of other human maladies. Like diabetes, obesity, and high cholesterol. It is highly recommended for everyone, not just those suffering hypertension. And it is not an elimination diet. That is, we are not necessarily required to forego any food groups or specific foods. We just have to be more selective in our choices. Check out the link below for details. Bon appétit!

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https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/dash/followdash

Diet Plans: Which Is Best?

Creative diet plans are a big business. And many people (including scientists and doctors and celebrities) are jumping on the bandwagon, with their hands outstretched, trying to separate you from your money, hawking their latest iteration of “easy” weight loss. But, in fact, all of the information you need for healthful eating is readily available. For free. Visit this link for a great explanation. The conclusion: “For longer-term weight loss, people need to think about their overall diet patterns and gradually adapt to these patterns so they can stick with them.”

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http://www.livescience.com/53069-diet-weight-loss-the-best-ways-to-eat.html