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The psychology of weight loss.

Why Does Weight Loss Feel Like 2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back?

We lose five pounds and then gain three back. Lose another two, gain one more back. Nothing is more frustrating than seeing progress erased, but is this pattern a sign of failure? Or is it a sign that you are right where you need to be? Read More

Very helpful!

This is great information and much needed as I see the pounds drop overall but fluctuate daily. I will practice these steps and try not be so darn hard on myself!

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Sherry Pagoto, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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