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Holt: Harnessing the power of proximity

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Proximity is both my friend and my enemy.

If I have fresh fruit and low-fat cheese at my desk, that’s what I’ll eat for an afternoon snack. But, if there are cupcakes and cookies in the building, I’m all over them.


I get why some people choose not to keep sweets or other tempting treats in their homes – out of sight, out of mind.

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Meredith Holt
Meredith Holt is a Forum features reporter who writes a twice-monthly column on body image, weight loss (and gain), health and fitness. Her topics of interest include mental health, relationships and women's issues. She also does page design and copy editing, which she did for six years prior to joining the features staff in March 2012.
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