No More Yo-Yo Dieting: 15 Secrets to Keeping Off the Pounds for Good

Having trouble dropping extra weight? You might be following the wrong strategies. Nutritionist and health coach Amy Hendel shares 15 secrets to lasting weight loss (16 Photos)

Amy Hendel on May 15, 2012 at 11:44AM

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No More Yo-Yo Dieting: 15 Secrets to Keeping Off the Pounds for Good

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Focus on Feeling Good

Admit it; most of us want to lose weight because we think it makes us look better. And it’s easy to stay motivated while our clothes are feeling looser. But what happens when you hit a plateau? By focusing on how you feel and how your health is improving you can stay committed to healthier habits. Celebrate longer-term payoffs like lower cholesterol. The combination of a short-term visible reward and a long-term health benefit can help you battle cravings and other temptations.

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