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Filling half of your plate with fruits and vegetables along with eating lean proteins is the best way to optimize your health. You need to restrict calories in your diet to lose weight and exercise to keep it off (Tim Church, M.D.). It is much easier to deny yourself a certain amount of calories a day than to burn that much through exercise. A bonus, benefit to losing weight (shedding about 5% of your body weight) will reduce your risk of developing diabetes by almost 60%.
To eat fewer calories:
You can balance blood sugar levels via proper nutrition and well-timed meals. Blood sugar spikes and drops are the leading cause of energy fluctuations (Shawn M. Talbott, Ph.D)
[Real Simple/September 2013].
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