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Knock Out Cravings and Impulse Eating

Here are a few key Strategies for Success that will help knock out cravings and impulse eating.

James Hazen is a personal trainer at Equinox, in Newport Beach, California and has worked in the exercise and fitness realm almost two decades. He is a very experienced coach and trainer and has helped hundreds of people (of all ages) meet their personal and collective goals. As an enthusiastic guest writer, James shares one of the most popular requests from his clients. “. . . are there any suggestions you might have to people who want to eat carbs with every ounce of their being?”

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Are Carbs Making Us Fat?

Simple science has shown that carbohydrates spike insulin. Insulin creates sugar. Sugar turns into fat. Fat packs on the pounds. With so many years of our government’s famous food pyramid base promoting the consumption of simple carbohydrates (bread, pasta, potatoes), it is no wonder obesity rates are sky rocketing in numbers. Most people actually do not know how to prepare meals without such carbohydrates. Think about a breakfast without starches, for example. We’ve been programed to incorporate carbs (especially processed carbs) into our three meals and many snacks so that we can have balanced nutrition. Or so we’re told.

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The Macrobiotic Diet: Macronutrients and Micronutrients Explained

There are two types of nutrients which we need for our survival, micronutrients and macronutrients. This division is based on the quantity of a nutrient the body needs. We need micronutrients in small amounts and macronutrients in large amounts. Claimed by macrobiotic enthusiasts, a careful balance of micronutrients and macronutrients need to be present to carry out this way of eating and (many say) spiritual way of life with respect to yin and yang. Studies have shown that eating a macrobiotic diet may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, other chronic dieseases, prevent and cure some forms of cancer, though long term research studies are still undergoing.

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