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Six facts that show how emotions drive weight gain and loss

By Bundrant: (NaturalNews) Do you believe that you need a better nutritional strategy in order to lose weight?

Research has shown that chances are very high that you already know enough about how to eat well and lose weight. That isn't the problem at all! Our good friend Dr. Jeremy Dean from the superb PsyBlog points out that, according to research, the greater challenge is self-awareness.

Three weight loss obstacles you've probably never considered and how to get around them

By Bundrant: (NaturalNews) Making plans to lose weight is the easy part. Applying those plans consistently is what really matters.

The primary obstacles to consistently applying your plan to lose weight aren't about knowing what to do. They're emotional.

Read on to discover three obstacles you should consider as you implement your weight loss plan.

Weight loss obstacle #1: lack of emotional preparedness

Eat more cultured and fermented foods if you want to be smart, slim and healthy

By Wright: (NaturalNews) It's not difficult to get into a rut with food. As we rush about in our busy lives, many times nutrition takes a backseat to more pressing concerns. The regrettable cost of this shortcut? Expanding waistlines, dulled thinking and floundering immune systems. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be this way. By including a few probiotic-rich foods in our daily routine, we can greatly improve mental and physical well-being -- all without unpleasant fad diets.

How to create a "wake up call" personal truth affirmation

By Bundrant: (NaturalNews) Be warned: This is twisted stuff. You may be tempted to think that I am a crazy fool for writing such things. I may be. But when you look out at the world -- or at yourself -- and see people willingly doing all manner of behaviors that create personal misery, you must consider that we need an explanation beyond conventional wisdom.

Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.

-- Blaise Pascal

Count chemicals, not calories

By Wells:(NaturalNews) If you just can't seem to lose weight, maybe even just those last 10 to 15 pounds you want to "shed," perhaps it's because your body is being "informed" with incorrect information about whether it's hungry and whether it's getting the proper nutrition. Maybe mixed signals are being sent in, over and over, so that your system doesn't even know HOW to fix itself. Have you hit a "brick wall" with weight loss programs and systems? Start over right here.

Learn how to heal the adrenals, balance hormones and lose weight naturally

By Landsman:(NaturalNews) Sitting on top of each kidney, the adrenals are responsible for producing four main hormones - catecholamines, aldosterone, cortisol and androgens - which help to deal with everything from stressful situations, digestion, gender traits to blood pressure regulation. Gaining weight usually involves overactive adrenals but, this can be avoided, even reversed, without the need for surgery or extreme diets.

Abdominal obesity still on the rise

By Anderson:(NaturalNews) Many believe that the increase in nationwide obesity has actually started to decrease or at least level off. This common belief may be rooted in data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) that looked at obesity levels in the United States via body mass index from 2003-2004 all the way to 2011-2012. This data found that the body mass index did not change during that time period, causing many people to think that obesity therefore also did not increase, which would be a truly great thing.

Celery can fight cancer, improve blood health and aid weight loss

By Ravensthorpe:(NaturalNews) Celery has long been associated with good health. The stalks of this aromatic plant, which is believed to have originated from the Mediterranean basin, has been used worldwide to treat countless medical issues ranging from mild constipation to serious inflammatory diseases. Today, over 1 billion pounds of celery are produced annually in the United States alone, with Michigan, Florida and California accounting for 80 percent of all celery production.(1)

Man cures diabetes, loses over 200 pounds with raw food diet

Constantly surrounded by a variety of food at his workplace, Oregon resident Clent Manich knew all too well how easy it was access foods wherever and whenever he wanted. He routinely ate hot dogs, soda and pizza. Eventually, his unhealthy dietary habits caused his weight to soar to an alarming 450 pounds. He was hardly able to walk due to pinched nerves in his back, was insulin dependent and had numerous hospital visits including one for pancreatitis in 2006.

Losing weight can significantly improve vitamin D levels in obese women

It's known in the health community that obesity increases one's risk of getting cancer, heart disease and diabetes, but there is more to the story than just weight gain. In fact, in a new study, blood samples of most obese individuals (70 percent) showed low vitamin D levels. That correlation is significant, since vitamin D is a fat-soluble nutrient.