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Nutrition and Food

Eat enough every day not eating enough tells your body to conserve calories and energy, and so the next time you eat more of the energy will be retained rather than being properly used.Hydrate Dehydration makes you feel tired. Caffeine and alcohol are very dehydrating. Balance caffeine or alcohol consumption with non-caffeinated, non-alcoholic fluids.Sleep Sleep deprivation increases appetite (and often body weight) and decreases brain function. So proper sleep helps your energy, weight maintenance and your ability to think and concentrate.Exercise Try to exercise at least 30 minutes a day, three times a week it can even be split up into 10 minute walks. The effects of brief physical exertion last much longer than those of caffeine, and exercise decreases stress rather than increasing it! Finding a physical activity that you really like to do will make exercise more fun and something to look forward to as well as help to keep you healthy throughout life. So try something new or something that has always appealed to you.

If we all looked the same the world would be a very boring place.

Genes (not jeans) have a lot to do with body shape there is no right weight for someone of a certain height. If you are eating and acting healthily, your weight is probably fine.Shaped like a pear? Fat around the hips, butt, and thighs is usually estrogen dependent, meaning that it doesnt go away through exercise and healthy nutrition. Torso fat, on the other hand, is associated with poor health.Repeated dieting can actually lower metabolism and thus make your body retain more of what you put into it. Increasing exercise while not giving your body more food to compensate can also increase body fat storage. Dieting also increases heart disease risk, when compared to simply gaining a little weight. If you really need to lose weight, the most effective way is to increase exercise and cutting only a little food, while concentrating on fruits, veggies, and high fiber foods.

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