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  1. 5 Tricky Diet Situations, Solved

    You're working on your weight, and certain situations make it really challenging. Usually, it's a social situation where food is front and center. You can still join in the fun and stick to your diet. Use these strategies to keep yourself on track. The problem: It's a co-worker's birthday -- or baby

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  2. How They Lost 478 Pounds

    Weight loss is about numbers: Burn more calories than you eat or drink. But it's also personal. Everyone is different, and there are so many diets and workouts to choose from. What's right for you? It can help to get inspiration from people who have been where you are now and have lost the weight. S

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  3. Trying to Lose Weight? 8 Questions to Ask Your Doctor

    Your doctor can be a partner when you're working to lose extra weight. You may need to start the conversation, since she might not spend a lot of time on the subject unless you bring it up. Use these questions to begin the discussion. Everyone is different, and there may not be one magic number. "No

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  4. Set the Stage for Weight Loss Success

    Calories, check. Exercise, check. But have you considered the places where you spend time and the people you're with? They are powerful influences on you, and they may be affecting your weight. “So many hidden pitfalls in the environment can lead to obesity, which is why your weight isn’t entirely y

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  5. 9 Secrets of Successful Weight Maintenance

    You lost the weight -- congratulations! Now it's time to shift your strategy to make it last. Maintaining weight loss takes a different approach than losing the weight. You can do it, and you can make it easier by following advice from people who have been there and kept the pounds off for years, an

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  6. How to Choose the Best Frozen Dinners

    Cruising the freezer aisles in your grocery store in search of dinner? Frozen dinners are convenient and have built-in portion control. The downside: You'll need to sift through the options to find items that aren't too high in calories, fat, or salt. Use these tips to find the healthiest options wh

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  7. 5 Surprising Facts About Willpower

    If only you had more willpower, you would easily stick to your diet or exercise program, right? Nope. It turns out you need a lot more than willpower to do things like that. It's not just about self-control. In fact, willpower might be the most misunderstood of virtues. Once you get wise to how will

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  8. Best Fast-Food Salads: How to Choose Them

    Fast-food meals are parts of life for many people, at least occasionally. When you're trying to eat healthy, you probably pick the salad. A bowl of greens and vegetables seems like the best option on a menu of burgers, nuggets, and fries. But depending on your choices, you can get a salad that has m

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  9. Emotional Eating: What Helps

    Does stress, anger, or sadness drive you to eat? Do you turn to food for comfort, or when you're bored? Many people do. If you often eat for emotional reasons instead of because you're physically hungry, that can be a problem. Obeying the urge to eat more than you need is a sure-fire way to gain wei

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  10. The Truth About Agave

    You've seen agave syrup in your grocery store or in products sweetened with its nectar. It's about 1.5 times sweeter than sugar and comes from the same plant that's used to make tequila. Should you reach for it instead of sugar, honey, or maple syrup? What if you're working on losing weight or have

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