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Mind Over Body: The Key to Lasting Weight Loss is All in Your Head


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Our modern culture bombards us with a plethora of factors that contribute to excess weight. There are a number of theories for why so many people are overweight, but when you start to have entire populations tipping the scales toward obesity, it does suggest that something is fundamentally wrong.

Among the theories that are, in my opinion, most plausible are the following:


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