The challenge to maintain a healthy weight can seem to become greater as we age. After all, there are many things that change in our bodies that can make it easier to gain and harder to lose. However, this doesn’t mean that we have to give up and accept that it will be impossible to remain at a goal weight. That simply isn’t true.

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Just as juicing used to be the hottest fad in weight loss until it turned out that it was essentially providing a sugar jolt with very little additional benefit, the latest trend has now turned to soup cleanse diets for the same outcome, but with less sugar. That said, while many people are trying to detox through the use of these liquid meals, there aren’t enough individuals who are taking the time to determine whether or not this practice is actually safe.

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One of the first lessons you’ll learn when you speak with your doctor about the healthiest ways to diet to lose weight and keep it off is about eating small meals. Keeping your portions within an appropriate size can help you to teach your body to be satisfied by a smaller amount of food and can be great for reducing your grocery spending. However, going through the process can also seem as appealing as dental surgery.

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Losing weight takes determination, patience, time, and exercise but most importantly it requires you to stop eating unhealthily and to also decrease your portion sizes. Losing weight is not easy but there are some food hacks one can follow to make the process easier. Here are a few food hacks that will help you lose weight rapidly:

Smaller Plates and Cutlery
A clever food hack that will automatically decrease your portion sizes is to start using smaller plates. This change in your dinnerware will trick you into eating less.

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The reasons for overeating may be numerous but the key to stop yourself from overeating is to learn to read your body’s signals for food so you can react to them in time and don’t overstuff yourself all the time. If you accustom yourself into listening to your body, you will discover you will start feeding it the appropriate amount of food and at the appropriate time. Reasons for overeating vary from one person to another.

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There has been a general assumption that all fast food is harmful and if you want to eat out without harming your health or putting on weight, you should head to what is known as a ‘sit-down’ restaurant. As the name suggests, fast food is intended to cater to people’s needs quicker and provide them an appetizing meal within minutes. The meals at sit-down restaurants are more elaborate and take time to prepare. But the question still remains: is there really a difference between fast food restaurants and sit-down restaurants? Let’s look at some factors to determine the answer to this question:

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While you may not realize it, there is a lot of gut bacteria that is present in your intestines. This might sound a bit disgusting, but they have an important function of helping you digest foods that you are taking in. But when you are eating a diet that is not healthy, namely a diet that is high in fat and high in sugar, you may be making a change in the way that your gut bacteria is able to work.

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