Weight-Loss Solutions for the New Year

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Make peace with your trigger foods

Old resolution: That's it, no more chocolate—ever!

Banning your favorite treat—whether it's chocolate, soda, lattes, or french fries—is bound to backfire, says Julie Upton, RD, Health.com's resident dietitian: "Dieters will eat it, binge on it, feel bad, and then throw in the towel and revert back to their old eating patterns."

Makeover: "Make peace with your trigger foods," Upton says. "Don't have them at home staring you in the face, but allow yourself to have them once or twice a week."

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