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Another C.V. suggestion: "Eat half and wait. I make up my dinner plate, eat half of it, then put the rest in the fridge. If I'm still hungry an hour and a half later, I eat the rest. I rarely feel hungry later." Also, consider this psychological trick: Use a smaller plate when serving a meal.
Moderate workouts don't burn nearly as many calories as we'd like to believe, says another reader. "Many people have the misconception of 'I am working out and I can eat anything,'" he says. That's a ticket to disaster.
"Weigh yourself several times a week. It is easier to lose 2 pounds than to wait for your clothes to get tight and then have to lose 10."
"I have found keeping a daily diary of eating, exercise and activity … keeps me honest," says A.S. That's the underpinning of the Weight Watchers program. Also, myplate.com is a free online tracker for setting weekly weight loss goals.
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