How can I stay on track if I want to lose weight?

James O. Hill
Nutrition & Dietetics
Two effective strategies to keep yourself on track with weight loss are to write encouraging notes to yourself to keep you focused and positive, and to notice and praise yourself every time the scale shows an improvement. Negative self-talk, such as tacking pictures of overweight people on the refrigerator to make you feel guilty, is not effective. It's better to note and praise yourself for your efforts and your successes.

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