By EatingWell Editors
When you first start a weight-loss plan, the pounds seem to come off easily. You’re motivated, you’re meticulous about keeping accurate food journals and—let’s face it—you’re getting rid of the excess water that your body creates when it breaks down fat. But, eventually, your rate of weight loss slows and then… stops. Is this the beginning of the end? NO! It’s the beginning of the second phase of your weight-loss journey. You can restart your weight loss with some smart strategies. Break through to your thinner side with these tips and tools.
* Identify and overcome your food strengths and challenges worksheet (click to download pdf)
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