(NaturalPath) According to the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, there are lessons to be learned from those individuals who stay thin effortlessly. Through what they call the Global Healthy Weight Registry, the researchers surveyed adults who have successfully maintained a healthy body weight throughout their lives. The survey included questions about diet, exercise and daily routines.

The researchers split the 112 participants into those who did and did not maintain strict diets. The techniques that those that weren’t on a diet employed included: eating high-quality foods, cooking at home, and listening to inner cues in order to stay slim. Additionally, they didn’t feel as guilty as the other group about overeating and were more likely to have an enjoyment-based, internally informed approach to food and eating.

For more information, read the full study.


raziRazi Berry, Founder and Publisher of Naturopathic Doctor News & Review (ndnr.com) and NaturalPath (thenatpath.com), has spent the last decade as a natural medicine advocate and marketing whiz. She has galvanized and supported the naturopathic community, bringing a higher quality of healthcare to millions of North Americans through her publications. A self-proclaimed health-food junkie and mother of two; she loves all things nature, is obsessed with organic gardening, growing fruit trees (not easy in Phoenix), laughing until she snorts, and homeschooling. She is a little bit crunchy and yes, that is her real name.

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