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What You've Been Doing: Trying to eat everything in moderation, even if that doesn't seem to work so well for you
Try This Instead: Make your own rules that fit your personality
"People say not to exclude any one food or food group, because it will just set you up to go overboard once you do have it. For me, it was the opposite. I'm a total all-or-nothing person, so it was easier to say I wasn't going to eat specific foods (for me, it's grains and dairy) at all than to have them sometimes. I'd tried to do that during previous weight-loss attempts and I'd find ways to justify eating them more often than I should. Cutting them out completely was the better option." —Theodora Blanchfield, Preppy Runner; lost 50 pounds