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By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

Today I came across an article by a fellow massage therapist, Dale Favier, on his blog, Portland Home Massage. Dale’s post is How to Stop Eating Too Much, in Ten Moderately Difficult Steps.  

Dale Favier, Portland Massage Therapist

I liked Dale’s approach to dietary lifestyle change for a few reasons:

1. He did not advocate a rapid immediate weight loss plan which can actually be unhealthy and lead to only short-term weight loss..and potentially, later gains.

2. He cautioned readers to really get to know their own eating habits. We often THINK we eat less than we do. Or we think we eat healthier than we are eating. For example, eating a salad as Dale says, but loading it with fatty dressing and other oil based toppings.

3. He gave readers a lot of encouragement to go slowly, make changes over a period of time.

In essence, what Dale is advocating is a major lifestyle change in diet and activity. But done slowly, with careful though and planning.

Read Dale’s blog post and let me know, what do you think about Dale’s plan? What is your plan for healthy lifestyle change? And how has it worked or not worked?

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