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3 Day Juice Cleanse For Spring Raw, Vegan, Paleo

Include in your diet more of fresh fruits and vegetables. Instead of fixating on cutting cookies, cake, and pizza, focus on adding healthy foods. Ditching all the "bad" stuff can feel daunting. Instead, focus on sticking to one good habit at a time (science says it takes anywhere from 18 to 254 days to form a habit ). Add in as many healthy habits as you'd like—drink more water , eat more fruits and veggies—and reassure yourself that in a few months, your brain may actually start to crave healthier foods.

Following a Mediterranean-style diet, well-documented to protect against chronic disease, ( 53 ) appears to be promising for weight control, too. The traditional Mediterranean-style diet is higher in fat (about 40 percent of calories) than the typical American diet (34 percent of calories ( 54 )), but most of the fat comes from olive oil and other plant sources. The diet is also rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and fish. A 2008 systematic review found that in most (but not all) studies, people who followed a Mediterranean-style diet had lower rates of obesity or more weight loss. ( 55 ) There is no single Mediterranean" diet, however, and studies often use different definitions, so more research is needed.

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