STRESS. The number one killer of all things good in your body. It can make you gain weight, lose muscle mass, increase your cholesterol, increase blood pressure, and the list goes on and on.

Here are some ways to decrease the stress in your life in regards to food:

– Sit down while you eat

– Take 10 deep breaths before you eat

– Eat slowly and mindfully

A study was conducted in France to determine why the people could continually eat high calorie diets and remain healthy weights. One conclusion found was HOW they eat their meals. They enjoy them with friends, they eat slowly and they are breathing more. They spread the meals over at least an hour and sometimes even longer. When you take the time to enjoy your meals and breathe in between bites, your body is able to digest and assimilate fully the uptake of the food and use it to its greatest potential.

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