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A thrusting young buck at work recently approached me to ask for some tips on toning up. He does a lot of exercise but lives pretty generously. That means, whatever his body asks him for, he generously provides. As a result he has cultivated something of a "Dadbod" and has now decided to take action to stem the tide.

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Sticking to a healthy meal plan doesn't have to be hard. In fact, it can be easy when you have the right support behind you.

But the truth is, eating healthy takes time and dedication. Like most things, practise makes perfect and developing new habits takes a minimum of 21 days to establish so be kind to yourself when starting your new healthy routine, especially if you're going it alone.

Custom meal plans and support networks like Jenny Craig are a great way to fast-track your success and surround yourself with like-minded people. Here are five tips that will help you on your plight to healthy eating.

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Dear Lifehacker, I've decided I want to get healthier and shed some excess weight. I'm pretty time-poor, so I'll be mainly relying on diet microwave dinners from the supermarket (Weight Watchers, Lean Cuisine, McCain Healthy Choice, etc.) My question is: will these products actually help me lose weight? And are they considered healthy?

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We don't often discuss the mental impact of restrictive diets such as Whole30 (no "inflammatory" foods), keto (low carb, high fat) or paleo (foods supposedly eaten during the Palaeolithic era). People like to tout the weight loss and mood-boosting effects of these diets, but experts say they can push some of us toward disordered eating.

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It seems barely a day goes by without some new "miracle" diet littering our social media feed. Some are very well known (hello, paleo) while others are slowly gaining traction (the 'blood type' diet.) One thing that most of them share in common is a lack of rigorous scientific research. This infographic pits seven popular diets against the expertise of a professional nutritionist.

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Walnuts already have an image as a healthyish food, but the California Walnut Commission wanted to know more. A new study asked if walnuts -- already associated with lower risks of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes -- might deliver some of their health benefits by changing our brains' reactions to food.

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What should you cut out of your diet to be more healthy? Everything. According to the most popular diet books on the market, there's barely a food on Earth that's safe to eat. But what is the actual benefit of these diets? Here's what science has to say.

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The guiding principle of 'paleo' is to only eat foods that were consumed by our Paleolithic ancestors. There's only one problem: almost everything we think we know about prehistoric humans' diets is based on conjecture. (There were no caveman cookbooks or reality TV shows, sadly.) In other words, paleo "experts" like Pete Evans are guessing about the past.

As it turns out, a lot of this guesswork has been flat-out wrong. A new analysis of Neanderthal teeth uncovered in Spain and Belgium has discovered a lot more variation in Paleolithic diets than we previously thought. Here's the evidence.

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Feeling sick and unhealthy? It's because you eat too many acidic foods that make your body equally acidic and harm your health. Eat more alkaline (opposite of acidic) foods to heal your body! But if our blood pH fluctuated that easily, we'd all be in serious trouble.

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I didn't live through the Great Depression even though I sometimes eat as if I did. Despite a desire to keep thin I have a bad habit of clearing every last greasy morsel of rice or supposedly decorative garnish that's put in front of me. Kicking this habit has helped me feel better about myself.

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People are obsessed with detoxing after the holiday season, as the guilt of consuming enough food for a family of four over a two week period creeps up on them in the New Year. Juice cleanses are popular during this time. Sadly, they simply don't work.