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Burn Fat and Keep it Off



Title: Burn the Fat, Keep it Off

Author: Debbie Rocker

Date: October 7, 2008


Picture Source: Wikipedia.org


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 haul

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