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5 Simple Ways to Stay Slim

By Rachel Johnson, Ph.D, M.P.H., R.D., "Five Small Steps," April/May 2006

Daily decisions that make healthy changes stick.


READER'S COMMENT:
"We count our calories, we count our fitness minutes, why not the numbers on the scale? We have to be accountable for maintaining our weight...there's no feeling sad about it...an 8 pound weight gain from not looking at the scale for 10...
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We count our calories, we count our fitness minutes, why not the numbers on the scale? We have to be accountable for maintaining our weight...there's no feeling sad about it...an 8 pound weight gain from not looking at the scale for 10 days is much harder to take than a pound or two everyday.

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06/19/2012 - 9:44pm

I totally disagree with weighing every day and advocate measuring success by the way clothing fits rather than a number. The people I've coached who weigh even weekly get so discouraged by a number when they should be celebrating their successes of developing new habits. I know my own body weight fluctuates too much to fuss over a couple pounds. I definitely agree with the other tips, especially making exercise non-negotiable! I too exercise with friends and knowing they are counting on me helps me stay committed.

Nisha
http://healthymomskitchen.com

Anonymous

10/10/2010 - 6:42pm



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