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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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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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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!”