Real Life Weight Loss Advice

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Hilary Walke on Feb 13, 2009 at 1:50PM

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Real Life Weight Loss Advice

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You Won't Go To The Principal's Office

"Stop beating yourself up. You will 'cheat.' Most people start a diet, cheat, and then say, 'That’s it! The diet’s over for good.' Instead, acknowledge that you’ve made an error and make a U-turn. Have you ever been in a car with a GPS system? If you miss a turn, does the computer say, 'You [fat] idiot! I can’t believe you missed that turn [ate fifty-seven cookies!]'? No, the computer says, 'Please make a U-turn.' It offers no judgments, just gentle instruction. Dieters must do this as well."

—sandrasimmons

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