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5 Ways to Cut the Salt and Stop Being So Puffy

When used correctly, salt elevates the flavor of food, making dull nuances pop and bringing otherwise bland dishes to life. The problem is, when used incorrectly and excessively the body responds by becoming visibly puffy, bloated, swollen, like you gained 5 pounds overnight. Long-term, salt has been linked to high blood pressure- the leading cause of cardiovascular disease.



5 Ways Stress Makes You Fat

Being overweight can stress you out. The cruel irony is that being stressed can make you fat. And the last thing you need when you already feel like your work, your relationship—anything—is falling apart, is to also feel you’ve lost control over your weight. While the best thing to do is beat the unwanted pounds at the source—namely, the thing that is causing you stress—being aware of how stress causes you to gain weight might also help in the battle to burn those emotional calories. If you can recognize that you are not actually hungry, but just stressed, that might keep you from reaching for any unnecessary foods.



Are You Addicted to Food?

When you finally have it, you sweat, your heart races, you get flushed in the face, you reach a moment of utter bliss. Sounds like a drug addiction, right? Well, I’m actually just talking about food addiction. I shouldn’t say just a food addiction though, since a large portion of the nation is suffering from obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other conditions induced by bad eating habits. But researchers have found that it is no coincidence that the sensations one feels when they eat certain fast foods or junk food are very similar to the sensations of smoking a cigarette or even doing heroine. Don’t shake your head at the next overweight person you see and say “they have no self-control” because given the right food, you may lose all control too.



Cravings Alternatives... to stop the sweet/salty tooth: Quickie in the Kitchen

Craving something salty, sweet, or just SOMEthing, ANYthing at all? STEP AWAY FROM THE REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER/PANTRY. Cravings are a great way to lead to gorging on junk that you don’t actually need. But if you simply can’t convince yourself otherwise, try one of these healthier options that WILL curb those crazy cravings.