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7 common traps that blow your diet

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Dieting can be difficult—if it were easy, two-thirds of Americans wouldn’t be overweight. To successfully lose weight (and not gain it back!), dieters need to learn two sets of skills: how to identify the traps that get them off track and what strategies they can use to overcome them. The following are common diet traps that most dieters fall into. 1. Psychological Traps From time to time, virtually every dieter struggles with feelings of deprivation, disappointment and discouragement. They may feel burdened by dieting or they may feel unmotivated. They may be plagued with sabotaging thoughts such as “I don’t care. I’m going to eat [this unplanned food] anyway.” Dieters need to learn how to motivate themselves every day and…

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