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Don’t: Lose Hope

Don’t: Lose Hope

Diets are hard work and setbacks are natural during the course of any weight loss plan. If you hit a plateau or have a rough week, don’t beat yourself up over it. The only real ”secret” to a successful diet is persistence. When the going gets tough, remember that the healthy lifestyle a diet promotes — exercise, nutritious foods, and moderate portions — has long-lasting benefits that go well beyond the scale.

By Margot Hedlin. Published January 3, 2013. Margot Hedlin is a science and health writer living in San Francisco.