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10 Fat-Fighting Secrets

Shedding excess pounds is easier when you know the right weight-loss tips. A few simple changes are all you need to fat-proof your body without dieting and stay healthy over the long term.

By Dayna Winter, RD

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Indulge your cravings.

If you resist sour-cream-and-onion potato chips only to eat an entire bag of rice cakes, you haven't done yourself any favors. Denying a craving can lead you to eat everything but the kitchen sink in an effort to avoid eating what you think you shouldn't have. Instead, indulge in a reasonable portion of the food you crave. Take a small serving of the food out of its container, then put the rest away. Sit down and savor the extravagance. Then go do something else—away from food.

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