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When the person next to you is indulging in a juicy burger and crispy fries and you’re staring at a package of lettuce in attempts to say on your modified, “it’s almost summer” nutrition plan, it’s easy to feel a bit deprived. And you know what? We get it. Diets make ice cream look creamer, champagne bubblier, and sweets taste, well, sweeter. But as difficult as it may seem, the only way for you to reach success in your weight loss plan is to stop associating deprivation with the word diet.

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“Diet does not mean deprivation,” explains our celeb trainer Jay Cardiello. “Instead of focusing on what you should take away from your meal plan, think about what you can add into it.” You cut out potato chips? Get excited about adding peppers and tomatoes to your salad. “This form of thinking is a stronger and may just lead to greater success,” says Jay.

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How do you motivate yourself to stay on a diet? Do you have any great nutrition tips? Share them with us @OKMagazine and leave them in the comments below.

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