Natural Solutions|February 2020
America, we have a problem. More than two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. The statistics are staggering, but they shouldn’t lead us to believe the problem is insurmountable. It’s not, and there’s proof. More than a half-million people have lost more than 50 million pounds by learning to conquer food cravings that have little to do with physical hunger.
Because our food choices are mostly driven by emotional hunger instead, we eat to satisfy some kind of longing. But it’s critical that we redirect our emotional eating. Every time you’re at a decision point with food—which happens more than 200 times a day for most Americans—stop and take a few breaths. Ask yourself: What is the best choice for the body I want?
Beat unhealthy eating habits and get back to your optimal weight by using these seven strategies:
[ 1 ] EMBRACE THE NUMBER 15.
Science shows that people enjoy greater success by tackling weight loss in small increments. It’s much easier to think of losing 15 pounds than to worry about losing all your excess weight at once. Dieters can succeed by eating 15 appropriately sized servings of power-packed foods a day, revving up their metabolism by exercising in 15-minute chucks, and spending 15 minutes a day nourishing their minds with relaxation techniques.
[ 2 ] GET YOUR REST.
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