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10 Things Not to Say to a Dieter


Updated July 30, 2014

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10 Things Not to Say to a Dieter
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Have you ever been on the receiving end of a hurtful comment? In most cases, the person who made it didn’t mean to cause harm. But that usually doesn't matter. The comment is etched in your memory for years to come.

If someone you know is trying to lose weight, thoughtless words can inflict serious harm. Weight loss is an emotional, physical and social struggle. Dieters need every ounce of support they can get. Here are some things to avoid saying to people who are trying to lose weight.

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