04/22/2012 10:40 am ET

Weight Loss Tips: Willpower Secrets From The Pros

By Leslie Goldman

They say you should never trust a skinny chef. But what about a petite food stylist or a svelte cupcake queen? The fact is, when your job involves truffle fries instead of office supplies, you have to get creative at dodging food so you don't blow up like a human soufflé.

We asked women who whip up culinary delights for a living (or are just near them all day long) how they keep themselves from nibbling 24-7. Steal their real-life-tested tricks.


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