Does thinking about weight loss help me lose weight?

Ruth Frechman
Nutrition & Dietetics
Usually, if you are focused on losing weight, you will be successful. If you don't remind yourself that you are cutting back then you may overindulge because a co-worker brought cupcakes to work or buy chocolate from a neighbor for a fundraiser. On the other hand if you become too focused, you may only think about food and eating. For the most part, be positive, stay focused and be goal oriented. 

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