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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: Ditching your favorite foods
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Fat Habit 5: Ditching your favorite foods

Slim Solution: Diets won’t work for the long run if you deprive yourself of your favorite foods. What’s life without a little chocolate, cookies, or ice cream? Simple fact: If you have to say no to your favorite foods all the time, it won’t be too long before you snap, and start saying yes, yes, yes to everything in sight.

As long as you plan for occasional indulgences, you can enjoy them—guilt-free. If you honor your hunger, you’ll naturally limit the amount of high-calorie splurges that you eat.

Try these 100-Calorie Chocolate Treats for a really guilt-free indulgence.




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