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Burn Fat and Keep it Off

Title : Burn the Fat, Keep it Off

Author : Debbie Rocker

Date : October 7, 2008

Burn the Fat, Keep it Off

Excerpt :

We often discuss ways to burn off excess fat and calories, but what we do to take off weight is only a small part of the equation – keeping it off needs just as much attention, probably more. Why can't we keep it off?

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Talking points

What are the six tips the author offers for losing weight and keeping it off?

Do you agree with her suggestions? Have you tried them before?

Have you ever had trouble losing weight, or achieving some other personal goal?

What makes it difficult for people to keep good eating and exercise habits?

Do you believe that you are "your own worst enemy" when it comes to achieving goals?

How can you become "your own champion?"

How can people overcome the psychological hurdles that prevent them from accomplishing difficult tasks?

If your friend had a hard time losing weight, how would you advise him or her?

Vocabulary from this article :

calories

excess

drastic(ally)

cycle

assess

sustain

willingness

desperate(ly)

backlash

realistic

deliberate

(re)lapse

equation

engage

overeat(ing)

champion

setback

Expressions

in session

concerted effort

for the long

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