You stick to the plan. The first few weeks on a diet are the honeymoon period. Then you start to lose focus and cheat a little here and there because you think, What the heck, I've been good. Before you know it, you've slipped back into old eating habits, and it's all over between you and weight loss. But when you're dedicated to writing down what you eat, the honeymoon segues into a long and lasting relationship with healthy eating.
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