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Seven Diet Sins

The most common nutrition mistakes -- and how to avoid them.

Mistake No. 7: Believing everything you read about nutrition and weight loss. continued...

Perhaps even more important: Experts say there is no one diet or nutrition plan that is right for every person.

Brandeis tells WebMD that dieters need to stop blaming themselves when a plan doesn't work for them. It's not them, she says. It may not even be the plan. "It's just not the correct match," she says.

The solution: Before following a particular diet or nutrition plan, check the credentials of the author or creator. Look for plans that are backed up by published medical data, and supported by the opinions of many experts in the field.

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Reviewed on January 11, 2005

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