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The Secrets of Slim People

People who seem to be ‘naturally slim’ have certain common patterns of behavior when it comes to food. They may not strictly adhere to all four of them all the time, but practice them most of the time.

They:

  • Eat only when they’re physically hungry.

 They don’t use food as a comfort when they’re stressed tired or upset but listen to the genuine hunger signals that signify physical hunger.

  • They tend to eat only what they feel like eating.

 They don’t eat merely because the food is available. By eating what they want to eat, they experience the taste of the food and eat it with enjoyment. Naturally slim people seldom restrict themselves when they feel like eating something specific.
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Living a Life of Inspiration

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The Importance of Values

 Your values are the foundation of how you see the world (evaluate and judge things/people), the decisions you make and the actions that you take. Your value system thus determines your life’s strategies and results. Your values can determine whether you’re living a life of desperation or a life of inspiration. Knowing your values and living according to them can make the difference between living and ordinary life and living an extraordinary life.

Our values arise from things that we feel are unfulfilled. If you grew up poor and not having enough material possessions, you may feel that unless you have money, you are unfulfilled. This will make having or making money a high value/priority for you. That which you perceive as being the most important thing in your life that is missing, becomes what you want most to fulfil and thus drives your highest values. Your values are things that you perceive as being missing that you want to fill. What is missing is what drives what is important.

Knowing, understanding and applying your values can make the difference between having a life that is meaningless and having a life that is inspired and meaningful. This one factor has more impact on your life and destiny than any other factor. Continue reading “Living a Life of Inspiration”

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Fasting For Health

Categories Nutrition

Diverse research from groups all around the world support the idea that calorie restriction increases life span and improves health.

 Calorie restriction by as little as thirty percent can increase life span by up to forty percent.

Populations that fast are noted for their good health and longevity. Early studies of the Mediterranean diet touted as one of the healthiest diets to follow, were conducted mostly on populations of Orthodox Christians, who frequently fasted. It is speculated that it was the fasting more than the diet, which accounted for the low incidence of cardiovascular and other degenerative diseases in this population. Continue reading “Fasting For Health”

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Do You Have The Guts For Health

Categories The Body

 

All disease begins in the gut. – Hippocrates

Research over the past twenty years has revealed that gut health is critical to overall health and can contribute to a wide range of diseases including diabetes, acne and other inflammatory skin conditions, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, autism spectrum disorder, depression and chronic fatigue syndrome.

There are two variables that determine out gut health:

  • The intestinal microbiota or ‘gut flora’.
  • The gut barrier.

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Dieting Makes You Fat!

Categories Weight Matters

Tired of playing the yo-yo dieting game?

Research shows that more than ninety per cent of people who attempt to lose weight by dieting fail. Every time you ‘fail’ at losing weight, it diminishes your self-esteem and enhances the belief that you will never lose weight.

Food deprivation causes symptoms of irritability, obsessive behaviour with regards to food and a loss of endurance

A study of the effectiveness of dieting done at UCLA in 2007 showed that one of the best predictions of weight gain was having lost weight on a diet at some point during the years before the study started. Continue reading “Dieting Makes You Fat!”