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Health, Self-Control and Will Power

Written by Dr. Jacqueline B. Sallade, Community blogger | May 6, 2013 9:57 PM

There's a salon at my house the first Monday of each month, when I'm not traveling. Our topic was health, self-control and will power this time. Here's a little summary of our discussion.

So, there's overeating, which we all know has a lot to do with conditioning, training, conformity/modeling, and habit. No matter what corporations do to report calories or decrease portions sizes, and no matter what government does to discourage the use of fattening foods with taxes, it's really about individual choice. Like addictions to smoking, drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, etc., no matter how obsessive a person is , the addict has to WANT to stop and can if that desire is strong enough! Somehow, he/she has to determine that the pleasure doesn't outweigh the pain created in life, and that integrity and self-control count more.

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