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You are what you eat. Hearing people say this may be grating but if we only take its meaning seriously, obesity rates would have been way lower.

Obesity has been cited as a contributing factor to about 100,000 to 400,000 deaths in the United States per year. People are not exercising enough and are fond of eating all the wrong food. There are those who binge eats when they are sad and food is the only thing that makes them happy. Lack of self-control is the culprit here, though others blame obesity on their genes.


Being aware of your height-weight ratio and Body Mass Index (BMI) is a good start. But the most significant leap to do is to overcome the ignorance of the different types of food and what they can do to your body. Understanding the type of food brings you one step closer to a healthier diet. It is also vital to know the recommended daily allowance of food for your age and gender. Keep on acquiring the knowledge.


Opt for healthier menu when you head out for meals and choose healthier recipes if you decide to have a home-cooked meal. Be aware of the ingredients you use for your meal. A balanced meal is the way to go. Stay true to having 3 balanced meals per day. Have a copy of the pyramid nutrition on your fridge as your constant reminder. You should stock healthier foods in your fridge. Do not give yourself a reason to munch on those bags of crisps or those chocolate bars. Have fruits, vegetables and low fat yogurt, instead. Consult a nutritionist if you have a certain food allergy or if you are unsure of the information you found. They are best to advise you if you are required to take more health supplements.


Your diet should not be the only element for your embarkation of a healthier lifestyle. It should be complemented with a pinch of exercise regimen. Sign up for a gym membership or have a friend sign up with you and be each other's motivator. Make a pact to hit the gym at least 3-4 times a week for 1.5 hours each session.


The general state of mind, being in control of your inner peace, is also connected to your fitness regime and eating habits. You need to control your mind so you won't give in to anything instantly. Yoga and meditation help to relax the mind. Practice meditation for at least half an hour in a quiet corner daily or alternate days if you prefer. Join a yoga class on the weekends and practice them on your own when you can. The calmer your mind, the better you are at handling your emotions.

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