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Permanent weight loss can be as simple as getting back to nature: Six tips to help

By Woledge:(NaturalNews) While losing weight can be relatively easy for most people who put their minds to it, keeping it off long term is another matter altogether. For most, lost weight will return over a relatively short time because the person losing the weight has only made temporary changes to their diet and lifestyle.

Once weight is lost, most people gradually resume their 'normal' lifestyle and diet: re-igniting food addictions, overloading the organs and undermining the metabolism with a cocktail of chemical food additives, GM ingredients and food sensitivities they don't realize they have.

To lose weight and keep it off old habits must be replaced with new ones. Food allergies and sensitivities must be eliminated and the mindset with regard food and its purpose must change.

Six tips to help you to not only lose weight, but keep it off forever

1. Avoid processed foods - Avoid highly processed foods as much as possible for both good health and weight management. Most processed foods contain highly processed sugars, processed salt that has been stripped of its minerals leaving pure sodium chloride, highly processed cheap, health destroying vegetable oils, genetically modified ingredients and synthetic chemical additives.

Read the ingredients on the labels of many packaged foods and you'll find that they contain ingredients that belong in a laboratory, not your pantry! Chemical additives combined with highly processed sugars, salt, starches and oils will gradually undermine your health by overworking organs, confusing or overstimulating the nervous system and mimicking hormones - all of which can gradually impact body fat levels.

2. Avoid gluten - Gluten has been shown to cause health problems in many people and a growing number of people realize that they can manage their weight more effectively without gluten in their diet. Whether this is due simply to the move away from a high carbohydrate diet or because they have removed a food that they are sensitive to makes no difference. The benefits of a gluten free diet are real and they are experienced by most people who make the change as long as they stick to whole unprocessed foods and avoid highly processed gluten free options.

3. Eat protein for breakfast - Eating a high protein breakfast has been shown to assist with improving leptin sensitivity in cells, ultimately improving body composition and reducing body fat levels.

4. Relax and be happy - Taking time out, meditating and doing the things that make us happy ultimately help to improve metabolism by reducing the stress hormones which can affect thyroid and adrenal function and damage metabolism.

5. Drink clean water - Municipal water supplies may seem clean if we focus simply on water that is free from harmful bacteria, but they are filthy when looked at with chemicals and heavy metals in mind. Municipal water supplies are almost always loaded with chemicals such as chlorine and fluoride and contamination in the form of pharmaceutical residues and heavy metals is also a growing issue. These chemicals and contaminants can place more toxic load on already overworked organs causing more confusion for already confused endocrine and nervous systems and eventually contributing to less health and more body fat.

6. Exercise consistently - Exercise doesn't have to mean running or jumping, but movement is essential for good health and helpful for weight management. Our bodies were made to move and without movement they become sluggish and toxic. Something as simple as walking for 30 minutes each day can be enough to keep things moving and help to manage weight.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.naturalnews.com/031660_gluten-free_diet_health.html

http://chriskresser.com/the-gluten-thyroid-connection

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com

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