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Eliminating one food or avoiding an ingredient doesn’t work
Eliminating one food or avoiding an ingredient doesn’t work
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“I find that when people are trying to lose weight, they become obsessed with avoiding one thing, like carbs or sugar. But staying away from certain food groups or one specific thing won’t help you lose weight,” says registered dietitian nutritionist Tara Collingwood and author of Flat Belly Cookbook for Dummies. “Instead, look at your overall diet and caloric balance. Increase your burn a little bit each day with more movement and exercise and skip extra calories you won’t miss, like that bite of your husband’s meal when you dine out or dipping into the lolly jar at work.”

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