7 Secrets to Losing Weight and Keeping It Off

Avoid trigger foods.

Everybody has them — those irresistible foods that elicit the “I bet you can’t eat just one” response. Pizza, pasta, corn chips, ice cream, cookies, even something as innocent as a handful of sugary cereal is enough to send some people off and running into binge mode. Recognizing and avoiding trigger foods is a great place to start, whether your goal is to lose 10 pounds or 100. With “trouble foods” out of sight and out of mind, it will be easier to stick to your plan and stay in control of your eating. Later, when your healthy habits become routine, you can consider reintroducing these foods into your diet.