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You've seen the headlines:

Ten Power Foods You Should Eat to Live Longer and Healthier
Low Carb Secrets for Dropping 15 Pounds Before Summer
Indulge Yourself with the Most Decadent Chocolate Cake Recipe Ever!  

We are bombarded with conflicting messages—often side by side on the same magazine cover.  

People often struggle with "being good" when there are so many "bad foods" to choose from. Ironically, we're supposed to define ourselves by what we put in our mouths despite the fact that the definition of "good" and "bad" foods changes every few years or so. Many people feel confused and overwhelmed by all the conflicting and often arbitrary messages about what they are "supposed" to eat.

But it is possible to find that balance between eating for health and eating for pleasure. In fact, one of the keys to optimal health and lifelong weight management is to nourish your body and your soul with the foods you eat.  

So how do you drown out all the noise and find that balance for yourself? Start by asking yourself three simple questions when you're hungry: "What do I want?" "What do I need?" "What do I have?" These questions will help you become more mindful so you can make the perfect choice every time.

In my next post I’ll talk about Question #1: What Do I Want?  

Michelle May, M.D. is a recovered yoyo dieter and the award-winning author of Am I Hungry? What To Do When Diets Don't Work. Learn to manage your weight without deprivation and guilt with Dr. May's complimentary mini e-course at [Link Removed]

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