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6 Healthy Habits for Losing Weight

6 HEALTHY HABITS FOR LOSING WEIGHT

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More than 60% of our lives are spent performing habits – the mental version of “cruise control” that allows us to do simple things without spending too much mental energy deciding if we need to or not.  Things like brushing your teeth, flossing, or exercising first thing in the morning are all healthy habits that you may have gotten accustomed to doing.

It was Aristotle, the famous Greek philosopher, who said,

“We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

It is in this spirit that I outline below a few simple healthy habits that can help you build a healthier life.  Once you get used to them, you’ll see a huge improvement in your daily life.

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Eat Less Sugar Using the 20 Second Rule

EAT LESS SUGAR USING THE 20 SECOND RULE
'It's a note from my school bus driver. He wants all kids to stop eating sugar coated cereal for breakfast. He says he can't handle thirty sugar highs.'

Sugar – it’s delicious, addictive, and has virtually no health benefits. Whether you’re addicted to the Red Robin dessert menu or love eating sweets at Olive Garden, it doesn’t really matter.  The amount of sugar the average American consumes has increased from 6 tablespoons a year to more than 150 pounds per year in the past 100 years. Food companies know the addictive properties of sugar and put it in everything. Read More

10 Healthy Spices that can Save Your Life

TEN HEALTHY SPICES THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE

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Variety is the spice of life.  And as it turns out, variety in your spices is the secret to a long life.

If all you ever use to spice your food is salt and pepper, you’re not only missing out on some amazing flavors, you’re also missing out on some incredibly healthy spices.  Pound for pound, herbs and spices have more antioxidants, phytochemicals and other beneficial compounds than any other food group (including fruits and vegetables). Read More