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5. You Never Planted a Garden

Without fresh foods, your diet becomes unhealthy very quickly. The best way to get them is to grow them yourself—you're more likely to want to eat foods you've worked hard to cultivate. But even if you don't have the skills or patience to put in a vegetable garden, there are still some simple windowsill herbs you could grow to encourage cravings for fresh, healthy food. The scent of jasmine can help increase energy levels and get you going. Lavender helps you relax and sleep better. (Sleep deprivation is strongly tied to weight gain.) Peppermint aromas are known to suppress appetite; in one study at Wheeling Jesuit University, people who smelled peppermint once every two hours for a week consumed 1,800 fewer calories in a week than when they were given a placebo instead.

Also See: Best Plants for a Healthy, Organic Garden.
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