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Can I take a break from my diet on special occasions?

James O. Hill
Nutrition & Dietetics
It's not a good idea. One of the secrets of weight-loss success is consistency. If you eat the same foods regularly and keep your calorie intake consistent, it's much easier to keep track. Relaxing your regimen whenever things feel festive makes it that much more difficult to maintain successful weight loss.

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