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    (Image ©Benjamin Earwicker) When you are trying to lose weight, it is important to have friends that are supportive of your weight loss goals. Ideally, they would encourage you to lose weight, and help you when you are discouraged. Any friend that makes you feel guilty or discourages you in anyway is not a friend you can afford to have when you are on a diet or exercise regiment. Be wary of "friends" that will attempt to sabotage your weight loss goals, often by making you feel guilty for not eating high calorie foods with them or making you feel like you cannot possibly lose weight. These fake friends often wield back handed compliments, that make you feel like giving up. If you have ...Read More

    (Photographer: Miguel Ugalde on stock.xchng) For most of human history food has been scarce. Our ancestors survived [while others died] because they ate lots of food--especially high calorie foods like rice and breads--when it was available, and their bodies stored as much of that food as possible, as fat. That way when there wasn't any food available they wouldn't starve to death. That's it: survival of the fattest. These genes have been passed to us, and that is why it is so hard to lose weight. We are always more hungry than we need to be, because our bodies are still acting like the food is going to run out. This means that when we live in a society surrounded by food we tend ...Read More