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Week #12: Celebrate Success

By EatingWell Editors

Secrets to keeping the weight off for good.


READER'S COMMENT:
"The EatingWell "Diet" is sort of a misnomer - because it's really about changing your eating and exercise habits (for the healthier) for life. What are the most helpful things you've learned during this Challenge? How will you keep...

The good thing about fad diets is that you do them for a little while and then you’re done. The bad thing is that they don’t work! Weight management is a lifelong journey, not something you do for a few months and then move on.

To keep the weight you’ve lost from creeping back, you’ll need to keep up the healthy habits that helped you lose it in the first place: track your calories, schedule in exercise, revisit your goals, and more.

Articles, tips and community discussion:

* Create a long-term plan you can live with
* How to keep the weight off for good
* 7 steps to a new you
* Community discussion: How will you continue to make healthy eating and exercise a way of life?

Tools to help you this week:

* Your Long-Term Success Plan worksheet (click to download pdf)
* Back-on-Track Strategies worksheet (click to download pdf)

Photo Caption: Together this couple lost more than 100 pounds on the EatingWell Diet and kept it off. Learn their secrets to lasting success.



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