15 Simple Weight-Loss Tricks for All Ye Willpower-Challenged

These study-proven strategies can make losing weight a little less painful (17 Photos)

Brenda Kearns on Nov 6, 2012 at 4:11PM

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15 Simple Weight-Loss Tricks for All Ye Willpower-Challenged

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Be Realistic About Your Slip-Ups

In a University of Pennsylvania study, women who admitted to weak willpower and a fear of slipups (overeating at parties, skipping workouts due to laziness) lost 26 more pounds compared to women who felt confident that they could shun temptations. But admitting to those fear actually proves beneficial: When you picture the occasional slipup, you’re actually being honest with yourself about how hard it is to fight temptations, says Michelle May, M.D., author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat. “And that makes it possible to prepare for setbacks, and to bounce back quickly when they do happen.”

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