I agree. With pretty much all of it. It doesn't mean I would force everybody to do it this way, but they all have truths to them.
Some people have problems with #1- because it doesn't talk about calories necessarily. But I think the big thing is that, as a nutritionist, she want's healthy relationships towards food, and several people actually develop eating disorders when they start counting calories. It is MOST important that you eat healthful foods- not that you stay within a calorie range.
Combating stress is definitely a good idea due to cortisol, and yes, breathing exercises do help- quite a bit actually. Is it perfect? Is it the only way? No. But there are major studies suggesting it helps a lot, and that's truly what matters.
As far as enjoying exercise- I think semantics aren't something to debate. I enjoy it! I feel awful during it, but it's a weird pleasurable type of awful. Enjoying something is mostly mental, and you can really learn to enjoy anything in some part. If you say you don't enjoy exercise but you feel great after- that's could qualify as enjoying it. The point is, find something to stick with that you aren't going to mumble and groan about forever, and if you ARE mumbling and groaning, you will ultimately be happier- AND HEALTHIER- if you either a) learn to enjoy what you are doing or b) find something you don't moan about.
As far as sex- it is a great stress relief, actually, and the confidence when you "feel sexy" helps in all areas of life. It doesn't mean pressure people into having sex if they aren't right now, but it does mean that if your marriage has been lacking bedroom fun (perhaps you are often too tired, or busy, or you just don't feel sexy enough) to make that a priority, too. Sex has a lot of great benefits when it is done in a healthy, happy, committed relationship. We can't just ignore the benefits because some people can't or don't want to make love.
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