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"What difference will a few pounds really matter on you?"

Dieters need to expect this kind of undermining, and steel themselves against it, says Greg Hottinger, MPH, RD, co-author of Coach Yourself Thin.

Best response: Let your actions do the talking. Say, "If you're not on board with my weight loss plans, let's change the subject." Keep your responses short and let go of the need to explain your behavior, says Hottinger.

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