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The word conjures up different emotions. One is dread. We know dieting isn’t fun. A piece of chocolate is so comforting, the smell of a steak on the grill so enticing, a scoop of ice cream so satisfying. There’s no way around it, it’s difficult to give up the short-term gratifications of eating.
But the other emotion the word can bring to mind is satisfaction. That’s how we feel when we see the results of a diet. Drop a couple of dress sizes and you feel better about everything—the way you look, the way you feel, the way
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Susan L. Hirshman was a managing director at a top global financial institution for most of her career. She holds an M.B.A. from Baruch College and is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Financial Planner, a Chartered Life Underwriter, and a Chartered Financial Analyst. She lives in Manhattan.
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