5 Things To Do Before You Diet

09/20/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011
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Later this week, we'll be launching our brand new Reach Your Goal 2009 program here on Self.com and in the September issue of the magazine. It's an awesome plan that lets you choose a specific body-success-objective and then maps out a simple, effective plan to help you achieve it. The diet portion of the plan features our 20 Superfoods for Weight Loss and the meals are designed to help increase your energy and help your body burn more fat.

But there are a few steps you should take before you start a weight loss program that will help you succeed down the line. I thought of a few tasks to cross off of your list before you begin your new diet (and one common pitfall to avoid). Tackle these, then sign up for Goals and get losing!

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