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47. Stop before you're stuffed.

At least once this week, challenge yourself to avoid having to adjust your waistband because you didn't adjust your intake. To make it easier to push away from the table, plan to enjoy this food again as leftovers the next day. This will help eliminate "The Last Supper" mentality, or the propensity to overeat, fearing that it will be the last time you will have an opportunity to enjoy this food anytime soon.

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All tips written by Joan Salge Blake, M.S., R.D.

--Updated August 2003

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