Ten habits of people who lose weight and keep it off
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We make more than 200 food decisions a day, and most of these appear to be habitual, which means we eat without thinking about what or how much food we consume.
A new study found weight-loss interventions that are based on forming new habits, and breaking old habits is the key to a healthy weight.
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The diet includes fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains, p...
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It is based on a rural life where people at...
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Most people think that building better habits or changing your actions is all about willpower or motivation. But your environment has an incredible ability to shape your behavior.
Nowhere is this more true than with food.
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The diet is abundant in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and olive oil.
It features fish and poultry—lean sources of protein—over red meat.
Start small. Follow the strategies below, and make it a habit.