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The 10 Worst Habits Destroying Your Diet

If you’re having problems losing weight or keeping it off, you may have one or more “fat habits”—those daily behaviors, choices, and actions that are keeping you out of your skinny jeans.  Here are 10 of the worst habits and how you can kick them now! By: Julie Upton, MS, RD and  Katherine Brooking, MS, RD, authors of The Real Skinny: Appetite for Health’s 101 Fat Habits & Slim Solutions

Fat Habit 3: Trying to be a perfect eater
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Fat Habit 3: Trying to be a perfect eater

Slim Solution: An all-or-nothing approach to eating is too restrictive and unrealistic. It’s like trying to walk on a tightrope for life (we all fall off). Instead of thinking of a strict eating plan that doesn’t fit your lifestyle, focus on strategies that you can, with a little work, realistically live with. 

Expect slip-ups to happen when you’re losing weight. If you fall off the healthy train and have a bad day, week, or month, just think: Life Happens. And start fresh tomorrow.

 

 

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