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7 Common Weight Loss Mistakes – and How to Fix Them

(Sharecare) You exercise regularly and you think your diet is pretty good, so why won’t the scale budge? The fact is, we’re not all experts in everything weight loss, and those gaps in knowledge can derail our efforts to shed a few pounds. Find out if you make some of the most common weight loss mistakes – and learn simple ways to correct them. 
Deal-Making… Don’t swear off a favorite food completely -- that could create cravings…
Skipping Meals After a Slip-Up… Don’t waste time berating yourself for an extra helping or polishing off a pint of ice cream. Hit the “reset” button and continue to eat normally, making healthy food choices…
Avoiding the Scale… Psychologist Judith Beck, PhD, recommends removing any emotional association from stepping on the scale…
Pigging Out Post-Workout… Rewarding yourself for sticking with your exercise routine is great -- as long as the reward is something other than food…
Being a Perfectionist… Since setbacks occur, it’s better to have a plan in place to get back on track…
You Eat … Wherever… This may not be groundbreaking, but it’s proven to work: Designate certain spots as eating locations and allow yourself to only eat there. ..
You Eat … Whenever… Stick to regular mealtimes as much as possible.
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