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SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO FEEL BETTER EVERY DAY

  Being in recovery is challenging for many reasons, and one of the biggest challenges is dealing with the emotional ups and downs that are often associated with recovery, especially in the first few months. Giving up the use of substances that served to numb or calm difficult emotions allows feelings like shame, blame, emptiness, and perceptions of low self-worth to surface, and these can feel overwhelming. While engaging in your recovery work, part of which is to correct such misconceptions about yourself, it is important that you take proactive steps every day to help yourself feel better – physically, mentally/emotionally and spiritually. MENTAL/EMOTIONAL “FEEL BETTER” TIPS Here are some tips that can help you reshape your thinking and reduce...

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10 REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO EAT A BETTER DIET

Eating a healthy balanced diet isn’t all that complicated. Just choose a variety of foods from all the major food groups including fruits and vegetables, meats or protein sources, dairy or calcium, grains and cereals, and healthy oils and fats. It also helps if you also want to consume the right amount of calories to maintain a healthy weight and cut back on all the unhealthy junk foods. Sometimes the question isn’t about what makes up a healthy diet; it’s about why should a person eat a healthy diet. So, in case you’re wondering, here are my top ten reasons why you should eat a healthy diet. 1. Makes Losing Weight Easier Oh sure, you can lose weight by eating low-calorie junk food or by following the latest ridiculously restrictive fad diet,...

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THE 30 HEALTHIEST FOODS

SUPER FOODS Real Simple asked the country’s top dietitians and nutritionists to tell us which superpowered ingredients we should be incorporating into our diets regularly. Here are their combined picks, plus some simple and delicious preparation suggestions. (For more of their advice, see The No-Diet Diet: Your New Healthy-Eating Plan.) Mushrooms Meaty and filling, as a stand-in for beef they can slash up to 400 calories from a meal. They may also protect against breast cancer by helping to regulate a woman’s estrogen levels. Try this: Sauté sliced mushrooms and shallots until tender. Add a splash of white wine and cook until evaporated. Serve over roasted fish or chicken. Or try Grilled Steak, Mushroom, and Green Bean Salad. Barley Another high-fiber cholesterol fighter. On...

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