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How the Slow Down Diet Can Help You Lose Weight and Heal Eating Disorders

Slow Down Diet

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  • Most people eat too fast, which causes stress and cuts you off from your body’s innate intelligence; slowing down the pace at which you eat is an important part of reestablishing this natural connection
  • Stress and fear results in sympathetic nervous system dominance, increased insulin, increased cortisol, and increased stress hormones — all of which deregulates your appetite and makes you eat more
  • Eating a very low-fat diet may prevent weight loss. One of the signs of essential fatty acid deficiency is weight gain or inability to lose weight

By Dr. Mercola

Many people have a problem with their relationship with food. Some overeat, others unde reat, and many struggle with their weight despite doing everything right "on paper." 

"Sonoma State University allowed me to do an independent study for my master's degree in Eating Psychology. I put an ad in a newspaper that said, 'Graduate student looking to start Eating Psychology study group.' That was the beginnings for me of learning on the job.


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