10. Find yourself a weight-loss cheerleader
Eighty percent of us want to lose weight and 46 percent are stressed by thoughts of our weight, according to a 2008 survey. And with good reason: obesity can increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease. If regaining weight you’ve already lost is a concern, hire a weight-loss counselor. In a Journal of the American Medical Association study, people who received even 15 to 20 minutes of counseling a month—either by phone or in person—regained less weight than people using other strategies, such as managing on their own. Registered dietitians are an excellent source of weight-loss advice.