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    98312mom posted:
    I want to start losing "again" for my health. My daughter said she would buddy up with me but I don't think she will be able to keep me accountable. I am a yo yo dieter. I have tried Prism weight loss program and had the most success with it, but now I have had people tell me that calorie counting is stupid but it has worked for me in the past. I don't seem to have enough will power to just stop eating at one serving and I have a problem with eating salads all the time with vinaigrette dressing. (just tired of the pucker up experience) I have herd of mindful eating and read a book on it and still have problems losing. I am confused and tired.
     
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    editor_morgan responded:
    Hi 98312mom,

    I've definitely been guilty of being a so-called "yo-yo dieter" as well. Sometimes it's just hard to get and STAY motivated especially when there are so many other factors playing a part in our lives.

    I've lost quite a bit of weight within the last couple of months, and to be candid, if I had to ONLY eat salads with vinaigrette dressing, then I don't think I could have lost the weight. What you put in your mouth is one of the main components of losing weight, but that doesn't mean it has to be boring or tasteless.


    Check out WebMD's healthy recipe finder to find healthy versions of the foods that you love: http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/healthy-recipe-finder

    As for staying motivated, every person has to find a method that works best for them. It is unique to the individual. For example, meditation really worked for me but it may not work for you.

    Here are some tips to staying on track:


    http://www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/features/10-motivational-tips-to-keep-you-healthy#1

    http://www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/features/maintain-weight-loss#1


    http://www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-best-diet-tips-ever

    Other resources that you might find interesting:


    http://fit.webmd.com/teen/move/article/sticking-with-exercise

    http://www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/features/10-ways-to-move-beyond-a-weight-loss-plateau#1

    http://www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/features/maintain-weight-loss#1


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