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Jerny Rieves’ Rules for Eating: #10 Listen to Your Body
Jun22

Jerny Rieves’ Rules for Eating: #10 Listen to Your Body

Shhhh! Hear that? It’s your body talking! If you have spent the time and effort on the first 9 rules of eating, the 10th one gets really easy. Listen to your body and become an intuitive eater. Over time, when we nourish our bodies with the appropriate foods in the appropriate amounts, we become very tuned in to what our bodies need at any given time. The previous rules are designed to guide you treat your digestive system with the...

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Jerny Rieves’ Rules for Eating: #9 Stop the Emotional Eating Cycle
May27

Jerny Rieves’ Rules for Eating: #9 Stop the Emotional Eating Cycle

Rules for Eating: #9 Stop the Emotional Eating Cycle Food is not your friend. It is also not your enemy. It is fuel for the activities that lie ahead of you, and it helps re-fuel after depletion due to physical exertion and metabolic activity. Food was never intended to be a comfort or a companion… For thousands of years, humans experienced periods of famine, sometimes for months or years. The abundance of food was cause for...

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Rules for Eating: Minimizing Portions – Turn the Elephant in the Room into a Mouse
Mar19

Rules for Eating: Minimizing Portions – Turn the Elephant in the Room into a Mouse

The previous rules for eating have addressed the QUALITY of the food you eat, which is of primary importance, but now let’s take a look at QUANTITY. I would hope at this point that everyone knows that small meals regularly throughout the day are the key to sustained weight loss and maintenance.  Study after study has proven that the metabolism is happiest when the digestive system gets nourishment every three to four hours.  Notice I...

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Jerny Rieves’ Rules for Eating: #7 Clean Burning Fuel Leaves No Residue
Feb14

Jerny Rieves’ Rules for Eating: #7 Clean Burning Fuel Leaves No Residue

Eat Clean.  You have heard it said, and read an article or two, but what does that mean?  To many it seems like there is no room for fun, however if you are serious about changing your body from the inside out, your food choices at each meal are the key. When a person ingests food, the body immediately begins a cascade of chemical reactions designed to break down the food (or food-like substance) into nutrients that can be absorbed...

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Rules For Healthier Eating – Slow Down, Timing Is Everything!
Jan21

Rules For Healthier Eating – Slow Down, Timing Is Everything!

One of the most common mistakes I see in American eating behavior is our impatience with food.  Let’s face it, as a society, patience is not a strong point.  Many will argue that our inability to wait has spawned thousands of products and services that fuel our need for speed in all areas of our lives, and some of them have been a wonderful addition to our lives. Take our cell phones, for example. Our bodies, however, haven’t gotten...

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