Making positive diet changes and getting active can up our quality of life for the long term. However, it’s also possible to overdo it. I recently spoke with Women’s Health about some warning signs you may be taking your weight loss efforts too far. Read the full article here.

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If you do catch yourself pushing it too much, you don’t have to throw yourself off the wagon entirely. Try easing up a bit. For example, consider swapping one of those hard-core workouts for a restorative yoga class. Maybe you ease up on the low-carb craze if your morning just isn’t the same without oatmeal. Make time to catch up with your friends—whatever feels like a good fit. Remember, rest and relaxation are part of helping the body work efficiently, and that includes helping you reach and maintain a healthy weight.

A surprising bonus: leaving a little space for pleasure in your life may actually help you enjoy a healthier lifestyle overall, since you’ll be less stressed and less prone to feelings of loneliness and isolation, helping you come to a more balanced place if you’re prone to emotional eating or crash-and-burn cycles.

Happiness is part of health, so put it on your priorities list!

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