Eating for Health, Happiness and Successful Weight Control

Written by Dr. William Parsons

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Remember,repparttar key to weight control is to be healthy, happy and fit. You must understand which foods will provide these three, all-important elements. Believe it or not, there are foods which you enjoy that are actually good for you!

Incredibly, many overweight people actually do not eat enough! Listen to your body, not your mind. Your body knows when it has hadrepparttar 131363 appropriate amount of food and, more importantly,repparttar 131364 appropriate amount of nutrition. Because many people do not understand nutrition, they eat food that does not supply sufficient nutrients torepparttar 131365 body. They will feel hungry even after a large meal because theirs bodies are "starving" for proper nutrition. For this reason, most diets do not work orrepparttar 131366 individual cannot stay withrepparttar 131367 diet because it is an unnatural way of eating. Your body literally believes it is starving; therefore, it will take actions to surviverepparttar 131368 famine. It is a self-preservation mechanism, if you will. The body begins drawing off your muscles and storesrepparttar 131369 fat for later use inrepparttar 131370 event that it does not receiverepparttar 131371 necessary nourishment for an extended period of time. When a person finally falls offrepparttar 131372 diet (which is inevitable), they gain back allrepparttar 131373 lost weight and, in many cases, even more! The reason is because it takesrepparttar 131374 body sometime to adjust from its self-preservation mode, so allrepparttar 131375 food that is consumed is stored as fat while your body continues to draw from muscle.

There is no such thing as losing weight fast. It will take 3 to 6 months (or more depending onrepparttar 131376 amount of weight loss needed),to lose a significant amount of weight. The good news is that once you have lostrepparttar 131377 weight, you should not gain it back because you will have learned aboutrepparttar 131378 food you eat.

Yes, you have heard it before and you are now going to hear it again - exercise! Even a small amount of exercise (1/2 hour per day, 3 days per week) will greatly accelerate weight control.

If you feel like having a snack or something sweet, have it. Your body is telling you it needs something. Of coarse, it would be better to eat a piece of fruit rather than a candy bar. However, either is preferable to over-eating at your next meal or agonizing overrepparttar 131379 decision to indulgerepparttar 131380 urge.

Dr. Parsons revealsrepparttar 131381 keys to successful weight loss inrepparttar 131382 remainder of this article, which you can receive absolutely FREE,by visiting Health Products USA (

Dr. William Parsons is the author of "Eating for Health, Happiness and Weight Control" and "Physicians' Anti-Supplement Attitude - Conspiracy or Ignorance?" A free condensed versions have been made available to Health Products USA (

End Winter Weight Gain With Healthy Snacking

Written by Kathryn Martyn, M.NLP

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The idea with healthy snacking is that when hunger strikes (or what you think is hunger), no matter where you are you'll now have healthy snacks handy. No more having to buy a candy bar because you're famished. My choices for healthy snacks won't suit everyone, but that's fine. Choose other things that would work better for you. I enjoy things such as jerky, whole grain rolls or bagels, yogurts, and fresh fruits as I mentioned earlier. I almost always have an apple nearby.

The idea is that it's not that you couldn't wait, but what has forestalling your hunger done for you so far? It tends to set you up for later binging and out-of-control snacking. Eating a few healthy snacks duringrepparttar day can end that pattern once and for all.

Here's a plan: Think of one or two fresh foods you could carry in a big or small cooler and then do it. As I'm writing this I'm a little hungry and I'm starting to think about having a snack. I might eat an apple, a banana or some jerky because they are all within my immediate reach. That's far better than not eating anything now, but instead deciding to "wait it out," while I start thinking about cookies and cake and pizza and other fast foods I can grab onrepparttar 131360 way home.

Going all day in a hungry or denied state sets you up for late night binging and out-of-control snacking. You'll never be able to make up forrepparttar 131361 earlier deprivation. Why bother. I've never met anyone yet who got fat from eating too much fruit, so be brave and give this idea a chance.

Kathryn Martyn, Master NLP Practitioner, author of the free e-book: Changing Beliefs, Your First Step to Permanent Weight Loss, and owner of

Get The Daily Bites: Inspirational Mini Lessons Using EFT and NLP for Ending the Struggle with Weight Loss and Tackling any Obstacles

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