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How can other people influence my food choices?

Joel H. Fuhrman, MD
Family Medicine
Some people will attempt to make you uncomfortable because you are eating healthfully. Your change in behavior may make them uncomfortable because you are forcing them to examine their own unhealthy practices. If you look for approval from someone who is struggling on that issue, you generally will not get a positive response. Don't let people with unhealthful and self-destructive food habits influence your food choices. Control your health destiny. Don't let the reaction of others subconsciously prevent you from adopting this program. Regardless of the illogical motives of the unconscious mind to save face, you actually lower your social status by letting these forces govern your life's choices.
Eat for Health: Lose Weight, Keep It Off, Look Younger, Live Longer (2 Volume Set)

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Eat for Health: Lose Weight, Keep It Off, Look Younger, Live Longer (2 Volume Set)

Dr. Fuhrman's scientifically proven system, Eat For Health, enables you to finally conquer your cravings and food addictions, while steering your taste buds toward healthier food choices. Medical...

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