Year after year, losing weight tops the list of New Year’s resolutions across the country. The vow is made with the best of intentions — gym memberships skyrocket, and houses are purged of sweets, soda and junk food. Unfortunately, for many these valiant efforts prove too difficult to maintain. Nearly 80 percent of dieters fail to drop pounds, and a third gain additional weight.
Losing weight can be challenging regardless of the time of year, but with the right tools and strategies, it can be done.
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