A few years ago, I had a friend ask me to do a nutrient analysis of everything he ate for a week. He wanted to know how much fat, sugar, and cholesterol he was consuming, which wasn’t surprising. But he also wanted to know how many of the micronutrients he was getting. Things like chromium,…

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I used to sit down and inhale my food. I wasn’t paying attention to what I was eating, and I wasn’t listening to what other people were saying. My mind sort of went blank, and I felt like I had no self-control. Eating too fast set the tone for the rest of my day. If…

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I was bulimic for three years in college. I was so desperate to lose weight that I resorted to throwing up almost everything I ate to lose it. I would binge eat, make myself vomit, and do it all over again. It was physically very painful and it almost destroyed me emotionally. I have never…

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Do you ever play the lottery? Me either. With the exception of the occasional ticket purchase at a gas station on the way to the beach, it doesn’t occur to me to play. Chances are, it doesn’t occur to you either — probably because you learned growing up that you have to work to make…

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In our culture, we celebrate success. And success means doing whatever it takes to get results. So, we celebrate people who push themselves, who constantly strive to achieve, who work hard to beat their competitors. We celebrate people who work around the clock, who don’t sleep, who force themselves to keep going. We celebrate people…

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I used to have a really bad habit. After most of my meals, I would sit down in front of my computer, surf the Internet for random things, and eat chocolate. What would start with a couple of pieces would turn into half a bag. I tried to stop, but I couldn’t. I ate alone…

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“I have got to lose weight.” How many times have you said this to yourself? I have at least a thousand times. And that statement sums up every single thing that you’re doing wrong in your effort to rid yourself of the weight. First of all, you’re focusing on the wrong thing: weight. This means…

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