Before a big vacation, it's normal to be a bit more conscious of your food intake, but steer clear of any crash diets. Not only will you be exhausted come departure day, but you'll also be more likely to overindulge during the trip. Even worse? When you're back to the normal routine postbreak, those pounds will creep back quickly — and then some — as your metabolism tries to adjust. A better idea: learn how to lose a pound a week, since going about weight loss the right way gives you a better chance of keeping it off for good.
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