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6 Simple Diet Game Changers | Diet and Nutrition | Care2 Healthy Living

6 Simple Diet Game Changers | Diet and Nutrition | Care2 Healthy Living

If making a commitment to “eating healthfully” seems like an overwhelming chore, think more strategically. Opt for a few simple tweaks. Certain small changes serve up huge, lifelong benefits that can help you lose weight, ward off disease, and sustain a better mood and more energy all day long. “It’s all about self-care,” says Beth Reardon of Duke Integrative Medicine and Caring.com’s senior food and nutrition editor. “You have to ask, ‘Am I worth a little extra effort to think about what I’m putting in my body?’ You — and the body that you rely on — deserve nothing less.” Start with these six simple diet game-changers: 1. Add more fat — healthy fat — to your diet. Why? Many adults, especially baby boomers, have been brainwashed into thinking fats equal calories and should be avoided. But the body needs fat to function. (After all, 60 percent of the brain is fat.) Not all ...

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