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Willpower and Food

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"I have tried everything; I failed. Look, after every diet I gained it all back and then some. I just don't have the willpower to stick to it." In the fog of major efforts, false hopes, and frustration, this has been the conclusion of many dieters, and perhaps yours too. If so, you are wrong. You didn't fail. You succeeded, at least for a while, and you demonstrated a tremendous willpower. You were fighting three draconian enemies:1) Your own body sensing that you are starving and acting as your friend, activating multiple systems to retain every calorie that you are trying to lose; [1]2) The modern...

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This One Ingredient Can Stop Refined-Carb Cravings

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In the 1967 classic "The Graduate" Walter Brooke advises the young Dustin Hoffman that he has one word of advice for him: "Plastics." In this post we have one word of advice for our readers: Fiber, meaning, dietary fiber, as in Plantraw™ snacks. This one ingredient can make a huge difference in the pursuit of better health. Fiber, (aka, "dietary fiber," "roughage," or "bulk") is the part of plants that is not digestible. According to the Mayo Clinic, fiber can help in preventing constipation, achieving a healthy weight, and lowering the risk of diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer. Fiber contributes to the feeling of fullness. Thus, fruits, veggies, and Plantraw™ snacks,...

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Losing Weight Should NOT be your goal!

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Your goal should be healthy living. Weight loss is a side effect of a healthy lifestyle, which consists primarily of three factors: Good nutrition, exercise, and stress avoidance.[1] [2] Dieting and starving oneself are not a long-term solution to managing weight. Severe restriction of food intake deprives cells of the crucial tools they need to keep the body well functioning. These tools are vitamins, minerals and other micronutrients that the body needs in order to fight off disease, maintain hormonal balance, run the digestive system, keep the cardiovascular system pumping, enable good brain functioning, and otherwise manage millions of other tasks throughout the body every second...

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Intro to Plantraw Living™

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In this blog, Plantraw™ Living, we endeavor to educate readers about healthy living in general and easy daily routines in particular, with the aim of not just losing weight, but leading a long and enjoyable life. 

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