Anyone who has ever been on a diet has been on more than one, right? I guess that answers the question. It seems to be a vicious cycle for most people, but in reality it doesn’t have to be. Chronic inflammation causes weight gain, and weight gain causes chronic inflammation. That?

It is true, if you are overweight you have inflammation in your body. Also if you have inflammation in your body it is much more difficult to lose weight. So the first thing you have to do is get rid of any inflammation you may have. To get rid of it, you first need to know what causes it.

One of the main causes is an imbalance of omega 3 to omega 6 in your diet. The omega 3s are the good ones. You’ll get them by eating fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, and sardines. If you don’t like fish you will need to take an omega 3 supplement. Even if you are a fish lover, you will not get adequate amounts from fish alone. You need to supplement as well.

You can also get omega 3 in walnuts and flax seeds. These are easy to incorporate into your diet. A small handful of nuts is a good-for-you snack. Flaxseed meal is good mixed into a smoothie, or pretty much anything really. I mix it into my oatmeal in the morning to make it even healthier.

Another thing you should do to avoid inflammation is to get some exercise every day. It doesn’t have to be much, even 15 minutes of walking a day will help reduce inflammation and make you feel good and healthier.

What you have to avoid — omega 6 is unfortunately what most people are eating. They are breads, pastas, cookies and all kinds of junk food. Also, you can’t eat margarine, corn oil, and soybean oil and not expect to have inflammation somewhere in your body. Omega 6s promote inflammation and make it difficult, if not impossible, to lose weight or keep it off.

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