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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: Expecting too much, too soon
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Fat Habit 6: Expecting too much, too soon

Slim Solution: “I want to lose 10 pounds—yesterday!” If that’s you, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment and failure. Chances are you didn’t gain 10 or 20 pounds in a month; so don’t expect to shred them in a matter of weeks.

Regardless of what you see on TV (i.e., "Biggest Loser") or read in the Hollywood tabloids, weight loss is a long, often slow, process. Your job is to enjoy the journey of healthy eating and exercise and not get too focused on the end-point of where you want to be.

 

 

 

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