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It will also block ads that promote "miraculous" weight loss products and link to commercial offers. The policy will also extend to Facebook and will allow users to report content that they believe violates the new rules.

The platform's public policy manager, Emma Collins, implied that the policy is part of a larger initiative to improve the often negative side effects of Instagram. "We want Instagram to be a positive place for everyone that uses it," she said, "and this policy is part of our ongoing work to reduce the pressure that people can sometimes feel as a result of social media."

The platform's decision is largely thanks to the efforts of Jameela Jamil, the Good Place star whose vocal criticism of the Kardashians' advertisements of flat tummy teas and similar products sparked widespread backlash against diet advertisements on the whole. "For huge corporations [like Instagram] - who are the main access points for these companies to sell their products to young people over the internet - to say they don't condone this sends out a huge ripple across the earth," Jamil told Elle UK in response to the social media giant's announcement. "It says that if giant corporations are willing to take a stand against this, then it must be really serious."

The policy has already gone into effect, and now, you won't be able to see Kim Kardashian's ad for fit tummy tea unless you're logged into Instagram and registered as someone over 18. It will also affect posts by Cardi B, several Victoria's Secret models, and several thousand influencers.

While this is a move in the right direction, it needs to be the beginning of a much larger cultural shift. The diet industry is currently worth around $70 billion, and it's believed that more than 30 million people in the United States suffer from an eating disorder. Most of its initiatives have more to do with controlling people (particularly women) and making bank than with any form of health.

While young people are most likely to experience body image issues, people of all agesnot just under 18shouldn't have to see advertisements for fit teas and other products that have been proven to be ineffective and dangerous. Most fit teas and quick-result diet products are merely laxatives, and if they're used in the long term they can cause serious damage.

So much of diet culture is motivated by the fact that corporations can earn millions off people's insecuritiesand as these profit models have shifted to Instagram, they've become even more insidious, worked into the fabric of our everyday lives. These industries make us think that if we do a little more, work a little harder, and even just look a little different, we'll be happy, but of course, this happiness is really a black hole that ends in an empty wallet.

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There are a lot of interesting diet trends right now that celebrities swear by to lose weight and feel better. However, are these eating habits like keto, intermittent fasting, juicing and more actually healthy for you? Life & Style exclusively spoke with three registered dietitians Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, Sammi Haber Brondo, MS, RD and Dr. Rachel Paul, PhD, RD about some of the hottest diet trends of the moment and got their (degree-backed) opinions on how beneficial they can be to your overall wellness.

The very popular keto diet is a low-carb and high-fat diet eating plan that everyone from Kourtney Kardashian to Halle Berry has touted the benefits of. Basically, the majority of your carbohydrates being replaced with fat kicks your body into the metabolic state of ketosis. Your body is then forced to burn fat for energy. While that sounds ideal, its probably not a great longterm plan.

SP: It is definitely not healthful for the longterm. It eliminates many essential, healthful foods from your diet such as many fruits, vegetables, whole grains and foods that are linked with optimal health and longevity, Palmer, whos known as The Plant-Powered Dietitian, explained. Not to mention the quality of life associated with this diet, you cant eat out or socialize around foods very easily It can promote poor eating behaviors and psychology around the enjoyment of foods and meals.

SHB: The keto diet is not a longterm diet or a sustainable lifestyle. Our brain alone needs 130 grams of carbs per day to function, Brondo noted about keto, which generally advises about 20 to 50 grams of carbs per day, depending on the individual. Our brain can manage if it has to, but still, our red blood cells need those 130 grams of carbs per day for them to function. The keto diet isnt safe and also is not sustainable. Following such a low-carb diet for a long period of time leaves no room to also enjoy life.

RP: The main benefit I see from the keto diet is that the person is full (i.e. not hungry) compared to other diet approaches, Dr. Paul said. However, there arent enough long term studies to determine whether Keto is safe for the longterm. Nutrition is the newest science, were still discovering new vitamins and nutrients, and its safest to eat a variety of foods rather than cut out certain food groups completely.

Dr. Paul broke down a few health concerns that she sees in some people such as raised cholesterol from super low-carb diets. She added, In addition, without (hardly) any carbohydrates, the person will miss out on some key vitamins and minerals and may negatively alter their gut microbiota Any diet for a short period of time is likely fine (of course talk to your doctor first before starting anything new), but for the long term, I wouldnt recommend something so strict.

Summary: Keto as a short-term dieting option is most likely not harmful, but it is not something that should be maintained for long periods of time. Carbs are not the enemy, they are part of a well-balanced diet.

Intermittent fasting is very popular among fitness trainers right now. Its a pattern where you cycle through periods of eating and fasting. For example, your eight-hour window for eating throughout the day might be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and then the next 16-hours is spent fasting (a.k.a. not consuming foods). This is a favorite among Vanessa Hudgens, who credits the eating style for making her feel her physical best.

SP: Palmer explained that research hasnt consistently supported the idea that intermittent fasting gives your metabolism a boost. It has been shown to cause weight loss but not for the reason you might think. It makes sense that you would lose weight because you reduce the number of meals and calories you consume, she said.

The biggest issue Palmer sees with intermittent fasting is that it could affect your relationship with food. There are some concerns that it might create unhealthful eating behaviors, with binging on the non-fast days and hunger and deprivation on the fasting days, as well as lower intake of key nutrients. It is not the healthiest way to lose weight. But it seems to work for some people and there is a history of fasting patterns in traditional diets, she added.

SHB: Not fasting properly may even have a negative effect on your metabolism, according to Brondo. Intermittent fasting actually has the opposite effect on your metabolism, as going too long without eating can slow the metabolism, she said. Its not an effective weight-loss tool or a sustainable diet. Being overly hungry makes it easier to overeat at your next meal. The dietitian added, Even if you get used to the hunger, it means often declining social events and living life based on your intermittent fasting schedule. Its not a healthy (or particularly fun) way to live.

RP: On the other hand, Dr. Paul noted that it could help add discipline to a persons daily food routine. I find the benefits of intermittent fasting more psychological than anything. If having set hours of eating helps you not eat breakfast if youre not already a breakfast person, and not eat ice cream late at night (because were not eating broccoli at midnight, usually!), then intermittent fasting may be for you. She explained, Whats more important is what realistically works for the individual person. If you always get hungry for breakfast, for example, please eat breakfast!

Summary: Know your body and dont starve yourself. Intermittent fasting may or may not make you lose weight but be cautious if youre the type of person who psychologically doesnt respond well to strictly regimenting your meals.

People often turn to juicing when they want to detox their body. It usually refers to doing a juice cleanse, where you primarily consume fruit and vegetable juices while avoiding solid foods. The period of time recommended can be anywhere from one to ten days. All three of the experts confirmed that your body naturally detoxes itself so theres no scientific backing that says you need to do more. Your liver is a natural detox. You dont need anything else! Dr. Paul said.

SP: Keeping your diet filled with healthful food and staying hydrated will do the trick, Palmer said. There are some diet strategies that support your bodys natural detox system including plenty of water, fruits and vegetable consumption, dietary fiber, cruciferous veggies, healthful protein sources and adequate micronutrient intake.

SHB: But, juicing makes you feel great? Brondo explained that sensation by adding, If youre doing a juice cleanse and only drinking juice, you might feel the illusion a detox because theres literally no other food going into your body. Theres nothing inherent about a juice that detoxes the body. Juices have beneficial vitamins, minerals and fiber, but dont have magic powers.

Summary: Juicing is an easy way to add more fruits and veggies to your daily diet, but it will not detox your body more than it already naturally does.

This is the idea that you can use herbs to restore balance among stress in lifestyle. Certain herbs are thought to help with this purpose by mediating the adaptive stress response in the body., Palmer explained while adding, There are about 70 herbal plants that have documented adaptogenic properties. However, she noted that this topic is still fairly unresearched. More studies are needed to understand how they work and if they really do indeed help, she said. Its now easy to find some of these popular items like ashwagandha, reishi mushroom and maca in capsule form at your local grocery store, but Palmer and Brondo both recommend adding the ingredient to your daily diet.

SP: Its always a good idea to include whole foods in your diet for benefits, as you cant take in too much via the diet when you take supplements you can be consuming large amounts of compounds, Palmer explained. However, some herbs and botanicals have been found to have benefits at higher levels in research, without toxicity concerns. Its important to look for documented benefits and safety levels in research before trying a herb/botanical regimen. Check with your health care provider before you start a new supplement regimen.

SHB: Most research has only been done on animals, not humans. If youre interested in trying them though, theres no harm to them, Brondo said. While theyre not 100 [percent] proven to work, they also cant hurt. I recommend adding them to food.

Summary: Adaptogens may not be magical, but they most likely wont hurt. If youre going to start consuming new ingredients via pill, check with your healthcare provider.

The Impossible Burger a plant-based meat substitute that is astoundingly similar to real red meat is sweeping the nation. Jay-Z, Katy Perry and Serena Williams are just a few of the high-profile investors in the company. The concoction has 21 ingredients, which Brondo noted are Soy protein, coconut oil, sunflower oil and natural flavors. The other ingredients in it are in trace amounts. Palmer added that it is a highly processed food, but the ingredients are generally safe. Should you give up beef for this new product altogether? Adding more meat-free days to your diet are beneficial but Impossible Meats may not be your holy grail.

SP: The concern I have is the high amount of saturated fat, which has been linked with heart health concerns, Palmer said. There are certainly more healthful plant foods you can include in your diet, such as lentils, beans, quinoa and tofu. Simple, minimally processed plant foods are better for overall health. But I dont think there is anything wrong with including an [Impossible Burger] in the diet once or twice a week and it can help people move to a more plant-based diet, which has health benefits. Plus these products have a significantly lower eco-footprint than animal foods.

As far as opting for a more plant-focused diet overall, Palmer added, There are benefits for eating primarily plant-based diets over animal-rich diets, based on research. These are heart health, reduced cancer risk and lower risk of obesity.

SHB: People often wonder about the soy leghemoglobin, or heme, in the Impossible Burger. This heme is genetically engineered (a.k.a. GMO) to make the burger taste and bleed like beef, Brondo explained. Its Generally Recognized as Safe or GRAS by the FDA. Although there are definitely more whole food ways to get protein theres nothing to be worried about in the ingredient list.

RP: Dr. Paul recognized that there are huge environmental benefits of lowering meat consumption, but her vote is to go with what you know. I personally trust the animal more than I trust the scientist in the lab. The fewer ingredients, and especially all ingredients that you, your mom and your grandmother could identify, the better, she said. Try using nuts, seeds, cheese, yogurt, tofu, edamame in place of meat once in a while.

Summary: The Impossible Burger isnt necessarily the answer to all your plant-based prayers, but trying Meatless Monday or incorporating more vegan and vegetarian meals into your weekly diet is beneficial for your health and the environment.

When it comes to dieting, there is no such thing as a quick fix. Be smart, treat your body well and if a fad sounds too good to be true it probably is.

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One common fear people have when they start to explore intuitive eating is that if they allow themselves to eat formerly off-limits foods, they'll never be able to stop. Tribole said this is understandable. "When someone fears that they're never going to stop eating their favourite food, it's probably because they've been deprived of it for so long," she said. "If you come to intuitive eating really hungry, it's easy to be afraid that you're never going to stop eating."

Harrison said the radical desire to eat, say, cookies, will eventually lessen, even though the pendulum swing from restriction to freedom is going to feel wild and chaotic at first. "It's worth a few months, or however long it takes, of feeling a little chaotic if you want to have a balanced relationship with food that's going to last decades," she said.

Rumsey said another common misperception is that intuitive eating means eating whatever you want, any time you want. "With intuitive eating, you have permission to eat what you want, any time you want, but that doesn't mean you always do that. Hunger, fullness, satisfaction, how food makes us feel those are all important, but intuitive eating also means using your brain and life experience."

Rather than being "one big cheat day," intuitive eating is about developing and using interoceptive awareness, the awareness of internal body sensations, Tribole said. "Interoceptive awareness is your superpower," she said. "When you know what your needs are physically, you have a treasure trove of information to help guide you."

After years of dieting, it can be hard to tune back into the body's signals, Harrison said. Intuitive eating's "unconditional permission to eat is a gentle way back into that," she said.

She suggested thinking about "what sounds good, what tastes good, what brings me pleasure and joy. Then, come back to how foods are sitting with you. It's important to let yourself get enough food, and enough varieties of food, first."

Untangle nutrition from dieting

One of the intuitive-eating principles is "honour your health with gentle nutrition," but once people start practising intuitive eating, they often worry that they're doing it wrong, or that "diet mind" is creeping back in when they want broccoli, salmon and quinoa instead of a cheeseburger and fries.

"Intuitive eaters don't apologize for eating a doughnut or a salad," Tribole said. "But the confusion is understandable." People should ask themselves, "What's the intention behind the desire to eat a healthy food? If the intention is to shrink your body, then that's a clue that diet mind is at play," she said.

Other clues are the presence of guilt or fear. "If there's any of that feeling of, 'If I don't eat that broccoli, I'm going to ruin my health, or I'm going to gain weight,' those are clues that diet mentality is creeping in," Harrison said.

She points out that choosing the broccoli can be an act of self-care. "Maybe you've noticed that when you include a few servings of vegetables, you feel more energetic and your digestion works better. A truly peaceful relationship with food is about self-care, not self-control."

Give intuitive eating time to feel intuitive

Tribole said that although there are 10 intuitive-eating principles, they are not absolute rules.

"There's no such thing as pass or fail; there's learning and discovering," she said. "So, you overate at lunch. Let's see what happens. Maybe you don't feel hungry for an afternoon snack; maybe you aren't as hungry at dinner. Ultimately, it's not satisfying to undereat, and it's usually not satisfying to overeat, but you get to decide."

Rumsey said dieting is usually easy at first because there's a plan to follow and clear rules. But it gets harder over time because the rules aren't sustainable in real life, and our bodies often push back against the ongoing restriction.

"Intuitive eating is the opposite: it's really hard at first because for most people, it's totally different than what they've been doing," she said. "But over time, intuitive eating gets easier and easier."

Ultimately, said Tribole, "it's about putting the pleasure back in food and about healing your relationship with food, mind and body so you can live your best life."

Dennett is a registered dietitian, author of "Healthy for Your Life: A Holistic Approach to Optimal Wellness" and owner of Nutrition by Carrie.

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After finding mega success with the release of their book, The Dubrow Diet, in 2018, Heather Dubrow and Terry Durbow are back and ready to change lives again in a space they'remore than familiar with. The Real Housewives of Orange County alums have confirmed the release of their latest tome, The Dubrow Keto Fusion Diet, set for release in 2020. Yes, that means that Dubrows are bringing their expertise to another highly-successful dieting lifestyle, the Keto Diet.

Its a hybrid of interval fasting and the keto diet, which allows you the benefits of both without any of the challenges of either, Terry told PEOPLEabout this new project. Youre going in and out of ketosis. This diet, a fusion diet, is the best of both and very sustainable, with none of the challenges. Youre never starving youre always munching and enjoying yourself but in a very precise and physiological way that allows you to go in and out of ketosis and replenish your carbs and your fruits and vegetables.

Previously, Terry opened up about why he believed the Keto diet was flawed in an interview with The Daily Dish. "This is a diet where you can eat the foods you like to eat. And you also get to cheat on this diet. It's not like those other diets. Keto diet is the best example," Terry said last year. "With the Keto diet, you do go into fat as fuel stage like you do with this diet, but you eat high-fat foods, low carbs, low protein it's completely not sustainable."

Heather added at that time, "In practical terms, I don't like the Keto diet. It's not sustainable and the thing about the Keto diet is, the minute you cheat, it's over, you're out of that ketotic state and any result you had is absolutely gone. What we have done [with the Dubrow Diet] is turned this interval eating into such a good, practical way for anyone to do, and given you your favorite foods. You have to cheat. So we give you three tracks: There's a slow track, a medium track, and a fast track. We like the fast track it's a 16-hour non-feeding period. But you still have calories during that period of time, and then you get your cheat meal, snack, or day, depending on what track you're on."

When Terry and Heather spoke to The Daily Dish previouslyabout their penchant for taking on projects together, they hinted to the fact that this new project definitely sounds like this new book is a perfect fit for the couple.

"For us, it's all about health, wellness, and beauty. And that's really what we do together," Heather said last October when the couple stopped by Bravo HQ (video above). "That's what we do together 'cause what we want to do is let everyone know you don't have to spend a gazillion dollars to look and feel your absolute best. There's ways to do it."

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Bruce Lee returned to the spotlight this past summer thanks to his cameo portrayal by Mike Moh in Quentin Tarantinos Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Now, in a recent Instagram post, Jackie Chan remembers being on the set with the Hong Kong-America, martial-arts icon during the making of Enter the Dragon. That film made Lee a star the world over, and was one of Chans earliest appearances as Thug in Prison, per IMDb.

On the Instagram account run by Lees daughter, Shannon Lee, Chan recalls wanting Bruce Lee to hold me for as long as possible.

Bruce Lees appearance in Once Upon the Time in Hollywood has been the subject of much scrutiny in recent months, with Shannon Lee slamming the films portrayal of her father, and director Tarantino rushing to defend it. While Shannon Lee says the film shows her dad as an arrogant asshole who was full of hot air, Tarantino told the press, Bruce Lee was kind of an arrogant guy The way he was talking, I didnt just make a lot of that up. I heard him say things like that to that effect. If people are saying, Well he never said he could beat up Muhammad Ali, well, yeah, he did. All right? Not only did he say that, but his wife, Linda Lee, said that in her first biography I ever read. She absolutely said that.

Throughout his career, Bruce Lee pushed himself to the brink. His regime included dieting and exercising way beyond the call of duty in order to stay fit for his martial-arts movies, whose fights scenes he held total creative control over, which was rare for any movie star at the time, let alone an Asian-American one.

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From Harvard Health to WebMD, the topic of eating for your body and brain has been one circling, well, many minds. Whether it be the foods to eat the night before a big test or what to be putting on the menu in senior centers, theres a curiosity in the zeitgeist about how what we eat affects the way we think.

In honor of World Alzheimers Day on Sept. 21, we turned to Kaitlyn Rundle, a local inpatient dietitian at OhioHealth, for some food for thought.

According to Rundle, good nutrition and healthy eating habits are a long-game strategy when it comes to impacting your health. As she put it:

If people go down the road of having a healthy lifestyle, then their risk for chronic disease [such as Alzheimers or Dementia] drops [So] putting themselves first is going to help with that cognition -- and from a preventative standpoint -- from developing those chronic diseases that we see.

Dark berries like blackberries and raspberries contain anthocyanins, an antioxidant linked with better brain power.

As part of an overall healthy diet, Rundle specifically called out eating your fruits and veggies. Eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables and making sure that those fruits and vegetables have a lot of color to them can get all of those important antioxidants and phytochemicals, she said.

According to Rundle, many antioxidants and phytochemicals found in fruits and vegetables have been studied in relation to brain health and function. Among these, Rundle noted Curcumin, which is the primary antioxidant in turmeric, and the catechins found in green tea.

She also noted anthocyanins, the easy-to-spot antioxidants that give foods a blue or purple coloring; youll find them in fruits like blueberries and black grapes and vegetables like purple cauliflower and eggplant.

For those who eat meat, or pescatarians, Rundle also suggested incorporating fish into the diet for better brain power. Omega-3 fatty acids [found in fish] play an important role in brain structure and function, Rundle clarified, so the thought is that this is going to play an important role in brain health as well.

Rundle also discussed how swapping out refined grains -- such as white rice or white bread -- for whole grains as part of a comprehensive healthy eating plan could also improve your cognition.

Whole grains have been studied in blood glucose levels Well controlled blood glucose levels have a lot to do with the inflammatory process and anti-inflammatory properties, and anti-inflammatory foods are shown to help with cognition. So I think that those two things go hand in hand, she explained.

Rundle also pointed out that its about more than just what to eat; how you eat is important, too. Specifically, she cautions against yo-yo dieting, the cyclical process of short-term weight loss but subsequent weight gain.

Yo-yo dieting, in all aspects of health, is not good. It messes with our [hunger] hormones Ghrenlin and Leptin, Rundle says. Instead of doing a yo-yo diet, it's better to just follow a general healthy lifestyle.

Indeed, above all else Rundle encourages people to simply focus on the big picture. Overall eat[ing] healthier is going to help not only cognition but overall health in general, she said.

What does that overall healthy diet look like? Plenty fruits and vegetables, focusing on whole grain, eating lean sources of protein and milk and also watching sugary beverages, said Rundle.

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If youre like many job-stressed Americans (an estimated 75% according to experts), you practice mindless eating because work takes precedence over your well-being. You hit the ground running, grab a Danish, and scurry out the door to work, sloshing coffee on your clothes as you rush to the office. Maybe you even skip lunch altogether or eat a taco while digging through piles of work at your desk. Perhaps in the evening you rush home and throw a frozen dinner in the oven in time to help the kids with their homework. The next morning, you hop on the (not so merry) merry-go-round and repeat the same routine until weeks end.

The Middle-Age Creep

The middle-age creep isnt the jerk in a trench coat leaning in over your shoulder with his camera phone. Its the added spare tireusually caused by stressthat refuses to budge no matter how much you diet or exercise. Job stress can cause the fats and sugars to go straight to your belly. The fat deposits make you even more vulnerable to stress and your body secretes more glucose. That jacks up your craving for sweets and fat. And boom! Fat is stored in your belly again, throwing you into a hard-to-break chicken-egg cycle which adds to your stress level and can result in serious health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. What feels like a satisfying solution in stressful moments becomes a bigger problem in the long run.

So Thats Why I Crave Pizza!Under job stress, your glucose levels spike to give you energy. The more glucose you release, the hungrier you are after the stressor. Do you want fries with that? A Yale University study found that under stress even insects like grasshoppersthat normally feed on protein such as grassesswitch to munching on sugary goldenrod plants. The sugary foods provide fuel to quickly feed their amped-up bodies in case they need to flee from a threat.

Job stress kicks in your cortisol production. Then your metabolism speeds up, and you, too, are more likely to seek out digested sugars, fats or carbs for a quick energy boost. No wonder youre constantly on the search for pizza, bagels and donuts at work. Job stress makes it difficult, but not impossible, for you to maintain healthy work/life balance. Healthy nutrition, ample sleep and exercise are usually the first to go down the toilet. The more stressed you are, the more you eat, the more weight you gain and the more you skimp on exercise. Weight gain and lethargy are stress symptoms that weaken your ability to cope, making you more susceptible to daily work pressures.

Do You Grab, Gobble, Gulp, And Go?

If youre like many frenzied workers, you grab, gulp and go without paying attention to your hunger or taste. Sometimes reaching for comfort food is such an automatic habit you dont realize youre doing it. Starches and sweets act like natural tranquilizers that calm you down in times of last-minute deadlines. When youre slammed, youre more likely to eat fattening, high-calorie foods and to feel like your eating is out of control. Fast foods, frozen dinners and comfort foods are convenient and appealing. When youre work stressed, eating becomes a task to complete instead of an experience to enjoy. Youre more likely to eat quickly and to overeat without really tasting your food. If you gulp down a Coke, hamburger and fries so you can hurry back to the office, youre stress eating, which only raises your stress level. Youre feeding your stress instead of managing it.

Rx For Junk Food Junkies

Try to steer clear of eating while standing, driving, on the run or watching TV. Treat mealtime as a singular activity with value in its own right. Sitting down, eating slowly, and chewing a few times before swallowing, paying attention to textures, aromas and flavors of your food help you to relax and enjoy your meal as well as aid in digestion. Plus, it gives your stomach time to tell your brain when its full, and you are less likely to eat as much.

During your next meal, sit down and give food your full attention. Think about how it was grown, how it sprouted from a seed to a vegetable. Pause before you start to eat. Notice the colors and textures while inhaling the aroma. Chew slowly and deliberately, savoring the texture and temperature of each morsel. Instead of tasting tuna salad, for example, discover the flavor, texture, and coolness of celery as it crushes against your teeth, the bursting tartness of pickles, and the blending of the tuna and greens. Sip your beverage and notice the sensation against your tongue as it slides down the back of your throat. Linger for a while after your meal and give your stomach time to digest the food and to tell your brain you have finished.

Simple Steps To Adopt Mindful Eating Habits

When you adopt healthy eating habits, it will become second nature, and you will automatically reach for the apple instead of the Danish. Here are 10 tips to help you make mindful choices:

1. Cut down on caffeinated drinks. Replace Red Bulls, Diet Cokes and Starbucks with bottled water, protein smoothies, fruit juices or herbal tea.

2. Eat complex carbs. Slowly digested high-fiber foods like whole grain breads, cereals and pastas will stabilize blood sugar levels.

3. Watch sugar intake. Shun simple carbs like quickly digested refined sugars that give you a fast serotonin high and a quick crash. Too much sugar can cause rapid fluctuations in blood sugar levels and poor concentration.

4. Introduce Omega-3 foods. Substitute high-fat meats with omega-3 fatty acids found in fish such as salmon and tuna to protect against heart disease and prevent surges in stress hormones.

5. Use low-fat dairy products. Fill your fridge with low-fat dairy products and yogurt to restore lost calcium and magnesium that your body uses up to fend off job stress.

6. Munch on healthy snacks. Instead of cheese puffs or potato chips, munch on raw fruits, nuts and vegetables such as apple wedges, celery and carrot sticks to produce additional stress hormones to offset stressors.

7. Avoid skipping meals. Skipping breakfast is a deal breaker. The earlier in the day you stock your body with nutritional foods, the more armored you are against stress as it comes throughout the day.

8. Portion meals. Avoid drinking from milk cartons, eating out of ice cream containers, or snacking from potato chip bags. Snacks and meals should be portioned on a plate or in a bowlideally smaller plates because studies show that you eat less when food is served on smaller plates.

9. Avoid strict deprivation. Dieting and depriving yourself of foods you enjoy backfires. Research shows that trying to control your weight by fad diets, skipping meals, rigidly avoiding certain foods, or ignoring hunger pangs raises your cravings.

10. Start slow. Avoid abruptly turning your dietary habits upside down. Introduce healthier foods slowly to increase your chances of success. Take it one meal at a time, replacing unhealthy foods with more nutritional choices such as serving baked chicken instead of fried chicken. Set limits on when you eat, only at three set mealtimes a day, and stick to them. Gauge your appetite by the clock, not by your emotions about a long hard day at the office.

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Sep 22nd, 2019 | Filed under Dieting

This is just too good. A man named Dave in Wales has angered his girlfriend by installing safe within their fridge, in which he keeps his favorite foods so she can't get into them! Check out photos here. Needless to say his girlfriend, Stacey, was unamused. She took to Facebook to share, and wrote "So this is what it has come to! You buy a house together, have a child together, get engaged, are planning a wedding and then this happens! Dave goes and buys a fridge safe because he doesn't want to share his chocolate with me anymore!" (I cut out some explicit words but you can read her whole, unedited and hilarious post by clicking right here!)

Come to find out, the safe is called a Lockabox and Dave didn't entirely use it as they intended (they state it is "A high quality and versatile lockable storage box for medication, food, small household items and electronic devices while on charge. Used extensively for dementia care, child safety in the home, allergies, diabetes, dieting, student living and secure storage of personal property in communal spaces") but HEY it WORKED!

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Sep 20th, 2019 | Filed under Dieting

Love Island's Curtis Pritchard and Maura Higgins were always an unlikely couple, and now the pair have signed two deals that seem even more incompatible.

Curtis, 23, is reportedly the new face of Weight Watchers and plans to lose the two stone he gained while in the villa.

Meanwhile, Maura has been busy plugging unhealthy McDonald's meals on her Instagram in a paid post.

Curtis will be eating much more healthily when following the dieting chain's plan in a bid to get his six-pack back.

A source told The Sun: "Curtis is delighted with the deal and cant wait to get started on the healthy recipes.

"He wants to feel confident in his swimwear again and get a six-pack again like his brother AJ. He'd hate to be known as the bigger brother."

The report surfaced within hours of Maura posting an advert for McDonald's delivery service McDelivery.

She posed in the firm's new burger print lounge-wear while scoffing a Big Mac, two helpings of chips, a coke and a McFlurry.

When he left the villa Curtis admitted that he put on weight because he didn't exercise much.

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He said: "I liked to treat myself every now and again with food. I'm hoping to start training again soon. I find it good, physically and mentally. I need to sort my diet out, thats the main thing.

"You can work out but if you don't have a meal plan with a decent diet you've got no chance. Hopefully AJ will give me some tips on getting a six-pack back."

Maura and Curtis were a late couple in the villa after Curtis cooled things off with air hostess Amy Hart following the dramatic Casa Amor segment.

Curtis had his head turned by the stunning Jordan Raine while Amy was ready to declare she was madly in love with the dancer.

Maura didn't waste any time in flirting up a storm with Curtis when his relationship with Amy broke down.

The couple made it to the Love Island final and came in fourth place.

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Sep 20th, 2019 | Filed under Dieting

Throughout the world people are making the decision to drop excess fat, it is because the whole world is becoming fat due to changing lifestyles and food. According to WHO, In 2016, 39% of adults aged 18 years and over (39% of men and 40% of women) were overweight. Overall, about 13% of the worlds adult population (11% of men and 15% of women) was obese in 2016. The worldwide prevalence of obesity nearly tripled between 1975 and 2016.

Nevertheless, many individuals have questions. Asking a question is a great approach for people to become more knowledgeable in regards to dropping excess pounds. Lots of people question dietitians, doctors or nutritionists. Other individuals seek out tips to lose weight on the internet. Regardless of the technique employed, becoming knowledgeable is an important step for reducing weight.

To begin with, dieters might ask what diet plan is number one. While every person is unique, certain techniques work for every person. Hence, a great dieting plan supplies methods as well as materials everybody can make use of. Shopping lists, motivation, and recipes are important things a diet program should have. Plus, an effective dieting plan ought to have strategies which can be followed daily, for example, eating fruits and veggies.

Top Reasons That Makes You Overweight

An additional concern people may question is what benefits there are to eating healthy. Excessive fat reduces self-confidence. Also, obese individuals feel more sluggish. Consequently, whenever correct weight is maintained self-confidence is higher plus an individual has even more endurance.

Studies have proven excess fat causes lots of medical problems. Body fatness has been linked to osteoarthritis, diabetes, and cancers. In addition, asthma and allergies are associated with excess pounds. Overweight people experience a lot more hip, knee and back complications as well. As a result, if correct weight is maintained development for illnesses in addition to medical complications will be decreased.

Dieters often question what amount of weight to drop weekly. Some diet plans market ten pounds within four days. Though this statement appears wonderful, dropping this amount of body fat this fast never is healthy. Whenever lots of excess weight is eliminated rapidly, a person is losing water and muscle, not just fat. Great tips to lose weight include getting rid of two pounds every week. That number will be healthy as well as doable.

Which kind of exercise is ideal is an additional topic lots of individuals ask. No one exercise is perfect. Rather, individuals should do various workouts. A few outstanding workouts consist of lifting weights, walking, and yoga. These three different exercises furnish endurance, aerobic and core workouts. Taking part in a variety of exercises strengthens various muscle groups. More muscles help in eliminating unwanted weight. Consequently, a person should discover several workouts they prefer and then swap between those exercises.

Being knowledgeable will be important. Removing unwanted body weight requires being informed about what needs to be completed. Asking a question is an effective way for people to acquire this particular knowledge. An additional effective way to discover tips to lose weight will be looking online.

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Sep 20th, 2019 | Filed under Dieting