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• INSPIRATION Every month from now through June, in the magazine and online, we'll bring you motivation, healthy eating guidelines, and workouts to help you— and the women and men you're about to meet- reach your best weight ever. continued on page 84 ^ Meet seven more of our Wedding Dress Challenge women— and see everyone's original wedding pictures! Losing more than 2 lbs per week is not recommended. • Sneak belly-filling fiber into your diet wherever you can— say, by sprinkling a few tablespoons of ground flaxseed over your yogurt, throwing some spinach into your pasta sauce, or topping your oatmeal with berries. If you must have a sweet, count it as one of your 150-calorie snacks.
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