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Healthy Eating: 10 Tips to Help You Eat Smarter

11/07/2010 11:03 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Chances are everyone reading this has email and a phone. Why? Each is an effective tool for communicating. People drive cars to get places faster. People have the Internet for quickly gaining information. These are all tools that help make life more manageable and save you headaches. So why not find tools to help you eat smarter?

As a weight loss surgeon who has worked with thousands of patients, I still learn something from them every day, and I've seen over the years what small steps people take to lose weight and keep it off. You may be surprised to know the answer is not dieting.

For the average person looking to lose 10, 20 and 30 pounds, it's all about finding the right tools and leveraging them, to help curb emotional eating or poor dietary habits. Fad diets don't work long term because they ask too much of the person. But small practical changes do work.

Here are some simple tools for losing weight and keeping it off that I have seen work time and time again.

10 Tips To Help You Eat Smarter

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