How To Have A Better Relationship With Food

KarimDavid.com

We hear a lot about relationships with family, friends and partners, but as whole don’t care a lot about our relationship with food. Like any other relationship it must be cared for worked on daily for it to stand any chance of surviving long term.

Eating is something that is unavoidable if you are looking to live a long life anyway, more to the point eating healthy… time and time again it has been shown if you neglect your relationship with food, you will pay the price of sickness then followed by death. You only have to look at the volume of celebrity passing’s this year, and find out how they passed.. most of it was due to poor health choices that unfortunately took them away.

Rightly so we mourn these people who have lost their lives, then we say how sad it was to lose them, Then the same people who said this end up doing what the deceased did and fall ill and then die (due to poor health) and then it just repeats itself like a bad dream turned nightmare… when are you going to break this cycle for yourself ? Has this year not shown you already how important your relationship with your food is ?

It doesn’t matter if you have an eating disorder, or you’re in good shape and just peeking through at the mirror of Erised… what’s that ? (Click Here) You can still learn how to have a healthy and positive relationship with food and that can help you to stop under-eating, overeating and just being happy with where you are and who you are right now.

So without further ado I would now like to share with you some tips that can really help you have a better relationship with food.

 

Forget About Diets- They simply don’t work as you may be aware of the whole “Dieting industry” is a multi-billion dollar global industry. What a disgrace that is as we are not as a whole getting any slimmer. The obesity rate has reached an all time high globally, and whilst you keep buying all those pills, powders and god knows what else… those fat cats are laughing all the way to the bank.

Instead if you decided that you want to eat better, make it so it’s for the rest of your life, it makes no sense to only do it for a period of time  and then spend the remainder ill and just being carted in and out of hospital.. Who really wants’ that for their future?

Again we can learn from what has gone before us, it’s happened too many times where people who decided to go on a diet (Aka Eat good for little bit)  and then gain all the weight back again.

If you are truly serious about your goals when it comes to this, you will forget about diets, and make your relationship with food a priority. Just like all the people who download my meal plan do, which they only had to do for 30 days but most now email me and say that  they now eat this all year round (Click Here)

So the point here is until you turn this into a lifestyle, you’re going to do either one of two things… one: A sucker to the dieting industry buying everything they sell you, whilst only getting bigger and sicker. Two: You give up. Keep on  making excuses and then years later, when you’re told you will die, take action… then it’s the luck of the draw if you live or not, living that “fingers crossed” mentality is a poor one.

 

Eat A Variety Of Natural Foods- This is the one, honestly, if you are eating fresh foods often and not eating processed/ limiting processed food then you are on the right path to a good relationship with food.

The amount of vitamins and nutrients you will receive are second to none, your body will thank you also.  The mind too, as you will know that you are eating well, you will feel and be much better, which in turn builds most of your so much needed confidence. You can get these from Fruits & Vegetables of course – anything that grows from the tree or the ground!

 

Find Healthy Ways to Manage Stress- There are so many ways to combat against stress.. going out for walks, running, hitting the gym, take up dance classes, soul cycle, yoga, meditation or just working on being more present in life. Whatever you choose it must be practiced, because it is a skill and  going back to let’s say, binge eating or any of the poor habits will do you no good.

 

Seek Support- Is this not why you are here? There is ton of information at your disposal… don’t just read this and then do nothing, read this and then apply what you are learning and that starts by you taking action!

If you have any questions you can always leave me a comment on the particular post, email my support team (Click Here) , tweet me @1dieci ect.

I would hate for you to be suffering in silence, I’m more than happy to help all of you get to your health/weight loss goals, so long as you are serious and are willing to take action (Or it’s a waste of both our time, right?) 

I don’t advise you to go to a doctor, this is a underlying problem I see a lot of. First and foremost most doctors know nothing about eating well, (quick question; what kind of condition does your doctor look in ? )  most are in poor health, so why would you listen to them? And secondly it would be foolish of me to give out advice about what kind of surgery to proceed with if someone had a broken neck, so it’s exactly the same for a doctor to point to some old food chart and say eat in moderation… which by is a myth anyway. Want to hear more on why I do not advise going to your doctor (Click Here).

Lastly I launch my very own coaching program (Click Here) ,  to help the right people  who truly need more of my time and expertise  on a one to one level.  This has been one of my projects that I am  most proud of  as I can see the impact that my coaching program is having, and who doesn’t want to make some kind of impact in life?.

 I appreciate everyone who reads and engages on my blog. It’s just another level though when I’m able to help so many people away from the blog in real life, to reach their goals. My Di’1s always say that I teach them so much and are very thankful, which I am happy for. In turn though, I’m learning so much from everyone of you who have trusted me with their health, and looking to help many more of  the right people seeking me out – think you are one of them ? (Click Here)

 

Conclusion

Despite the popular opinion of so many, to have a successful relationship with food you’ll need a permanent change in lifestyle habits. By you tearing down the concept of dieting and being in that mentality of short/quick fixes which in the long term of course never seems to work out, you will see your whole life transform.

This will also make your relationship with food a whole lot better, which then leads to you having a healthier and more stable weight… that not only you can have but also maintain for as long as you are alive and well. 

 

THAT’S IT!

It’s been a pleasure as always to be able to share with you guys/gals

Please do let me know though…

 

What did you make of all this?

 

Do you have anything to add to the list I’ve made, that maybe has helped you out?

 

What is your relationship now with food after reading this ?

 

Let me know by simply leaving a comment below

 

Until next time Ciao 🙂

 

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135 Comments

  1. Alarico Carulli May 25, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    FANTASTICO!

    Prometto di intervenire su tutto.

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    1. 1didieci May 25, 2016 at 9:56 pm

      Grazie 🙂 Si prega di fare!

      Reply
  2. Marisha Orrack May 25, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    I love this post you’re speaking to me Karim 🙂

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  3. Rosita Pietrangelo May 25, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    This left me speechless just WOW.

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    1. 1didieci May 25, 2016 at 10:15 pm

      Ahaha amazing to hear that thanks 🙂

      Reply
  4. Eldar Glóisson May 25, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Incredible read Karim, I can feel the passion inside of you.

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  5. Chatuluka Morcos May 25, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    I’ve been taking advice from you for long time. I’m from Egypt and this is one of my favorite sites in the world.

    This I will share with my friends and family thank you.

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    1. 1didieci May 25, 2016 at 9:58 pm

      Thank you Chatuluka I appreciate your kind words. Glad you like it… tell them all about it & your welcome 🙂

      Reply
  6. Gioberto Pontecorvo May 25, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Thank you for helping me discover myself again! because of you Karim my confidence is building, keep up the good work.

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    1. 1didieci May 25, 2016 at 10:04 pm

      I’m glad to hear this Gioberto, and will do thank you 🙂

      Reply
  7. Pom Seong Min May 25, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Very good article

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  8. Dixon Broadbelt May 25, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    This is exactly what I’ve been thinking about for the longest time. Something not right sir, if we keep making the same mistakes.

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  9. Felix Sauerland May 25, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Excellent post Karim. I’m starting to understand more about my health thank you.

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  10. Eðvarð Elentínusson May 25, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    This brings back memories of how my aunt died 🙁 Although I’m not in the best of shape right now, I’m working of these tips.

    Thank you 🙂

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    1. 1didieci May 25, 2016 at 10:02 pm

      It’s all good! You’ve started your journey now I’m really happy… your never alone I’m right here for you 🙂

      Reply
  11. Levon Ruggles May 25, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Karim you’re really coming on strong this year, I’ve enjoyed everyone of your post this year so far. Keep it up 🙂

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    1. 1didieci May 25, 2016 at 10:06 pm

      Thank you so much Levon 🙂 This means so much I really appreciate the feed back, though you’ve seen nothing yet 😉

      Reply
  12. Chris Asmussen May 25, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    It’s nice to know I have your support thank you.

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    1. 1didieci May 25, 2016 at 10:11 pm

      All day Chris… I got you man 🙂

      Reply
  13. Mae Hye Rim May 25, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    I want a better relationship with food now 🙂

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    1. Kilian Myers May 26, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Me too

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    2. Oishi Kyoji May 26, 2016 at 1:48 am

      Yes as I want to live for a very long time.

      Reply
  14. Kemen Ferrari May 25, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    Good post Karim.

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  15. Barbara Pinelli May 25, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    I actually nearly burst into tears This is so true on all levels. Keep doing what you do X

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    1. 1didieci May 25, 2016 at 10:21 pm

      Awww Barbara 🙂 I will do that’s a promise.

      Reply
  16. Rodrigo Lucciano May 25, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    All of my family are fat this will help them thanks.

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  17. Nikolas Jerábek May 25, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Very truthful Karim I like what you are saying.

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  18. Zdena Vydrová May 25, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    strong message received I love this 🙂

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    1. Pietje Korte May 26, 2016 at 1:09 pm

      Same

      Reply
  19. Uta Eichmann May 26, 2016 at 12:16 am

    Very true my friend.

    Reply
  20. Mirjam Schott May 26, 2016 at 12:45 am

    Never heard anyone say forget about diets before, especially as you could of exploited us.

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    1. 1didieci May 26, 2016 at 11:37 am

      Haha true that.

      Reply
  21. Benyamin Zhìyuan May 26, 2016 at 1:20 am

    Big Supporter of this blog I just wanted to say Hi 🙂

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    1. 1didieci May 26, 2016 at 11:39 am

      HELLOOOOOOO Thank you for the support 🙂

      Reply
  22. Cokro Ming-tun May 26, 2016 at 2:00 am

    These particular deaths can be prevented if we eat better you’re right.

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  23. Tangaroa Timoti May 26, 2016 at 2:17 am

    A dose of reality man I like it.

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  24. Oishi Kyoji May 26, 2016 at 3:32 am

    This is something to think about gosh.

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    1. Zbigniew Barela May 27, 2016 at 12:50 am

      It was funny at first, then I really started to understand his message.

      Reply
  25. Shahed Gaanjia May 26, 2016 at 4:19 am

    I love this analogy, amazing stuff Karim keep it up!

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    1. 1didieci May 26, 2016 at 11:42 am

      Thank you 🙂

      Reply
  26. Jeb Scooter May 26, 2016 at 5:55 am

    very good post once again.

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  27. Golbanoo Varma May 26, 2016 at 6:13 am

    I like you take on this subject very different.

    Reply
  28. Zenebework Oromo Afeworki May 26, 2016 at 6:27 am

    I can feel the intensity in this post and i like it 🙂

    Reply
  29. Marko Stock May 26, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Fantastic piece Karim 🙂 Just by starting to eat better you’ll become better.

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    1. 1didieci May 26, 2016 at 11:35 am

      Well Said Marko 🙂

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    2. Pietje Korte May 26, 2016 at 10:07 pm

      I love that.

      Reply
  30. Rishi Purohit May 26, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    This was an amazing piece, you should be proud 🙂

    Reply
  31. Jan Antić May 26, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    I thought this was a thoughtful post 🙂

    Reply
  32. Jorden Verstraete May 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Congratulations Karim for everything you are doing for us, this is powerful stuff.

    Reply
  33. Jorden Verstraete May 26, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Well done for speaking up about this. I’ve been angry about this personally, glad there is someone like you thank you.

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  34. Elio Moccio May 26, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    This was a very thoughtful post.

    Reply
  35. Kavi Sood May 26, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    I really need to work on my stress levels and bring them down. This post has given me a few ideas thank you 🙂

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  36. Nicolas Reder May 26, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    This subjected is not something I’ve ever bothered to think about deeply. Now that I am, I’ve decided to have a relationship now with food.

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    1. 1didieci May 26, 2016 at 11:33 am

      🙂

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    2. Charlie Wood June 10, 2016 at 12:00 pm

      Love this post Karim. It really got me thinking to how much better my life would be if I ate better.

      Reply
  37. Chang Shin May 27, 2016 at 1:23 am

    This was a very moving piece good job.

    Reply
  38. So Jung Woo May 27, 2016 at 1:55 am

    This has really encouraged me to care more about the food I eat.

    Thank you so much 🙂

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  39. Nele Nickel May 27, 2016 at 2:00 am

    My relationship with food after this is just having one in the first place.

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  40. Alma Rahner May 27, 2016 at 2:18 am

    I love what you have written Karim 🙂

    Reply
  41. Che Bo May 27, 2016 at 3:22 am

    This is powerful and got me pumped up!

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  42. Aquilino Borrayo May 27, 2016 at 4:18 am

    This has given me lot’s to think about thank you Karim 🙂

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    1. 1didieci May 27, 2016 at 10:50 am

      I’m Happy to hear that 🙂

      Reply
  43. Fabiola Janicka May 27, 2016 at 5:06 am

    I miss Dumbledore 🙁

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    1. 1didieci May 27, 2016 at 10:49 am

      Yeahhhhh he was a G.

      Reply
    2. Viggo Mortensen May 31, 2016 at 12:10 am

      I loved him so much 🙁

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    3. Melezio Piccinini June 8, 2016 at 8:30 pm

      I cry every time I see the movie 🙁

      Reply
  44. Tamás Csörsz May 30, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    I thought this was a bit OTT to begin with. But on reflection I was wrong, and you’ve made some great points.

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  45. Lien Yunxu May 30, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    Great post this is my favorite one 🙂

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    1. 1didieci May 31, 2016 at 10:45 am

      Thank you 🙂

      Reply
  46. Sun On May 31, 2016 at 12:48 am

    This has really helped me out thank you so much.

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  47. Noya Kisho May 31, 2016 at 1:14 am

    I really needed to hear this, thank you! Super informative Karim!

    Reply
  48. Maximino Pecorena May 31, 2016 at 2:27 am

    Great site and information, Im going to sign up so that I can keep up with the health tips.

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    1. Pelagia Barberi June 4, 2016 at 12:59 pm

      I was going to say the same thing.

      Reply
  49. Garima Oza May 31, 2016 at 2:47 am

    Fantastic post with lots of excellent points. This has made me actually stop and think about what I’m eating, rather than just eating anything. I feel really inspired to make myself healthier and fitter then ever! Thank you Karim.

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  50. Oliver Richards May 31, 2016 at 3:55 am

    I’ve always been looking to cut corners when it comes to food my whole life. The example you used about the celebrities really shook me up, and the rest of the article made me want to push myself to be better.

    I thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing this with me, this has been a big help in my life.

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    1. 1didieci May 31, 2016 at 10:51 am

      You’re welcome Oliver… This means so much to me Oliver to hear this from you. Makes me happy this has made you want to be better, I’ll be rooting for this to happen for sure… If you ever need further assistance I’m here for you.

      Reply
  51. Jayaputra Hui May 31, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    This is true and I like your tips.

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  52. Kai Griebel June 1, 2016 at 12:23 am

    Interesting Information and exactly what I need to start.

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    1. Chaten Kohli June 2, 2016 at 3:34 am

      Yes this got me really motivated to improve my health 🙂

      Reply
      1. Ledell Henlay June 9, 2016 at 4:00 am

        I’ve been active all year thanks to Karim.

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  53. Louwrens Holtkamp June 1, 2016 at 1:45 am

    The mirror of Erised this was my favorite scene in the movie.

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    1. 1didieci June 1, 2016 at 2:43 pm

      This was up there for sure.

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    2. Gust Brilman June 8, 2016 at 2:50 am

      This was my favorite too.

      Reply
  54. Alie Voet June 1, 2016 at 2:27 am

    Professor Snape brought me here 🙂

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    1. Treyton Lorenzo June 1, 2016 at 3:00 am

      Ditto

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    2. Poon Hua June 2, 2016 at 1:14 am

      I love the harry potter example 🙂

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  55. Treyton Lorenzo June 1, 2016 at 3:30 am

    I’m glad I stumbled across this as I needed to hear this and get my act together. Iv downloaded the meal plan thanks for the advice.

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    1. Tracey Vasiliou June 3, 2016 at 10:06 pm

      Ditto

      Reply
  56. Dani Villaruz June 1, 2016 at 4:15 am

    Been really stressed the last few years 🙁 and my diet has been poor since I left college. So this has been a great find for me, and will keep using this site for extra help.

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  57. Eba Gezaee Yitay June 1, 2016 at 4:40 am

    I love how this is for everyone and not just a section of people I’m going to share this on facebook.

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    1. 1didieci June 1, 2016 at 2:46 pm

      Thank you Eba 🙂

      Reply
  58. Iorgas Koskos June 2, 2016 at 12:39 am

    Very insightful post Karim.

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  59. Duncan Paine June 2, 2016 at 2:13 am

    I’m great believer in taking each day as it comes myself. So it’s nice to hear you sending out positive vibes to the universe.

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    1. 1didieci June 2, 2016 at 10:38 am

      Thank you Duncan this means a lot to me 🙂

      Reply
  60. Andeep Bariya June 2, 2016 at 4:19 am

    I’m feeling how much this means to you, this has really helped me thank you Karim!

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    1. 1didieci June 2, 2016 at 10:43 am

      It means the world to me I’m glad that it resonates with you (the most important thing)… You’re Welcome Andeep 🙂

      Reply
  61. Pedro Toledo June 3, 2016 at 12:55 am

    What has helped me with my relationship with food is to write down what I eat. This was a tip you shared ages ago but I actually tried it, and have kept it up! I’m eating way better plus I notice I’ve cut down way on the junk food 🙂

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    1. 1didieci June 3, 2016 at 9:41 am

      🙂 you actually did it Ahaha… I’m proud of you Pedro! You are making yourself accountable as you are noticing, and of course you can see what you have eaten everyday and make adjustments. Keep it up and let me know how you are progressing bless.

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    2. Dante Ridolfi June 3, 2016 at 6:23 pm

      I’m going to do this now thanks for the tip 🙂

      Reply
  62. Núria Resendes June 3, 2016 at 4:27 am

    I feel exactly the same way as you Karim. I’m Glad you have shared this,and are helping and exposing the food industry.

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  63. Anno Yuro June 4, 2016 at 12:53 am

    Focusing on this now instead of having a boyfriend 🙂

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  64. Khaled Asghar June 4, 2016 at 1:15 am

    Very interesting points Karim good job.

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    1. 1didieci June 4, 2016 at 9:45 am

      Thank You Khaled 🙂

      Reply
  65. Waqqas El Khouri June 5, 2016 at 2:18 am

    This really puts it into perspective thanks.

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    1. Zarita Villalta June 8, 2016 at 12:34 am

      I agree with this I’m working on the tips.

      Reply
  66. Ruprecht Schnyder June 5, 2016 at 3:30 am

    Respect for having the balls to put this out here for everyone!

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    1. Andrew Phillips June 7, 2016 at 2:15 am

      You’re breath of fresh air to the industry.

      Reply
      1. 1didieci June 7, 2016 at 9:30 am

        Thank You Andrew!

        Reply
  67. Jessica Campbell June 6, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    This was very emotional for me to read as I loved every word. Thank you for keeping it honest and valuable.

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    1. 1didieci June 7, 2016 at 9:00 am

      Wow Thank you so much Jessica 🙂 It means more than you know.

      Reply
  68. Harry Benson June 7, 2016 at 12:27 am

    I’ve got a good relationship now with healthy food now 🙂

    I’m still working on my consistency which you have been helping me with.

    Reply
  69. Billy Clark June 7, 2016 at 1:55 am

    Very positive message you’re sending out here Karim 🙂

    Reply
  70. Obrad Djurin June 7, 2016 at 3:12 am

    I think pre planning to eat better can help out a lot.

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    1. 1didieci June 7, 2016 at 10:00 am

      Yes your absolutely right Obrad. Even Pre- planned meals the night before, and stored in a container for when you come back from work or w.e is another.

      Reply
    2. Takács Ince June 13, 2016 at 10:30 pm

      Since I’ve got married I’ve done this so I never skip a meal.

      Reply
  71. Louise Richardson June 7, 2016 at 4:10 am

    What has helped me is to stop comparing my size to others. I believe everyone’s needs are so different so comparing is not ideal.

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    1. 1didieci June 7, 2016 at 11:59 am

      Veryyyy powerful Louise ?? Thank you for sharing this 🙂

      Reply
    2. Pei Lijuan June 10, 2016 at 8:12 am

      This is true 🙂

      Reply
    3. Bogdán Elek June 10, 2016 at 11:45 am

      You’re right Louise both men and women can learn from this saying.

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    4. Doi Tamotsu June 13, 2016 at 8:56 am

      Great wisdom.

      Reply
  72. Maricruz Gramajo June 8, 2016 at 1:15 am

    Great post Karim was not expecting this one.My relationship with food now ? is an existing one in the first place. What I really mean is that I’m eating wholesome foods, and cutting out the processed.

    Reply
  73. Bert-Jan Wiegmannink June 8, 2016 at 2:22 am

    This is really helping me thanks.

    Reply
  74. Acharya Wadhwa June 8, 2016 at 6:09 am

    I have a terrible relationship with food.

    Reply
  75. Ilihia Lonoehu June 9, 2016 at 1:25 am

    I really like this post you’ve made. My relationship with food now is much better, after reading this I’ve got a better understanding of where I was going wrong all along. Thank you for sharing this with me 🙂

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    1. 1didieci June 9, 2016 at 9:20 am

      Ah that’s awesome Ilihia… Glad I could help 🙂

      Reply
  76. Tiyah Stillard June 9, 2016 at 3:13 am

    I Love the great content! thank you for the information 🙂

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  77. Hermann Schaper June 10, 2016 at 12:25 am

    I’ve got so much to think about now, thank you.

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  78. Tsay Yong June 10, 2016 at 2:00 am

    How thoughtful of you to do this for us. I’m glad I have someone to ask for help if I need it.

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    1. 1didieci June 10, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      Thanks Tsay… Course any time I’m here for you all 🙂

      Reply
  79. Kane Kapono June 10, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    What I’ve taken away from this post is that It’s permanent changes that I need for myself, instead of looking for quick fixes all the time. Thank you so much for giving me the confidence and belief friend.

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    1. 1didieci June 10, 2016 at 2:53 pm

      You’re welcome Kane. I’m glad you have learned something from this also… I’m thankful that I’ve been able to give you confidence and belief in you’re self! I feel grateful towards you as well for sharing this with me, so thank you too 🙂

      Reply
  80. Xylon Rellas June 11, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    This has helped me out for a few days now, thank you.

    Reply
  81. Denes Baris June 12, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    I really like your take on this subject very motivating indeed.

    Reply
  82. Jax Galeano June 14, 2016 at 12:59 am

    You’ve made some excellent points here it’s giving me so many ideas thanks.

    Reply
  83. Clement .C June 14, 2016 at 2:17 am

    This was real hard to hear, but I needed too.

    Thanks Karim

    Reply

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