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Source: University of California, Berkeley

Eat slowly, chew well. That allows more time for satiety signals to reach the brain (it takes about 20 minutes), so slow eaters tend to feel more satisfied and eat less…

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Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, USA.gov

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Source: Cleveland Clinic

Have you ever thrown your hands in the air when you can’t fit into your old jeans and said, “I can’t help it — it’s my metabolism”?

Metabolism, the physical and chemical processes your body uses to provide energy, plays a big role in weight gain and weight loss. The good news: You can help control it. In fact, the fate of your metabolism lies largely in making smart choices, from doing strength training to eating the right foods at the right times.

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Source: Shape Up America, founded by C. Everett Koop

If you are a chronic dieter — and these days the majority of people are chronic dieters — you need to know why restricting calories too severely is damaging to your body and counterproductive. If you feel like you are restricting calories but not losing weight, the information in this step will help you understand why restricting calories below your resting metabolic rate (RMR) can actually work against you. Your body is a complicated “machine” and meeting its needs with high quality “fuel” is important for health and performance. The quality of the food you provide your body — especially the quality of the calories you eat to meet your RMR — is important to your health.

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