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Small Changes, Big Results

Best and Worst Advice From Top Diet Plans

Don't have time to read every diet book? Here are weight-loss tips to pick—and skip—from popular diet plans.

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Dr. Phil

The diet plan from this daytime talk-show host boasts seven keys for weight-loss freedom.

Best Tip: Reduce your exposure to unhealthy foods and to cues that cause you to eat.
This works because: You can't eat what isn't there!

Worst Tip: Use exercise poles on your walk to burn more calories.
Why it's not so great: Unless you're cross-country skiing, skip the poles and mix up your routine at the gym instead.

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