Forget Ideal: 9 Real Weight-Loss Rules That Work

How to drop the pounds without driving yourself crazy (11 Photos)

Madelyn Fernstrom on Sep 30, 2010 at 12:53PM

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Forget Ideal: 9 Real Weight-Loss Rules That Work

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Find a Balance for Weight Loss

When it comes to weight loss, it's tempting to say you're going to hit the gym every day and not eat a bite of junk food until you lose your desired amount of weight. But trying to be "perfect" will inevitably backfire. As soon as you break one of your rules, you may be tempted to throw the towel in and eat junk food for the rest of the day. Instead, try these strategies. They'll help you transform those strict "ideal world" rules (and inevitable disappointments) into realistic strategies for losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle.

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