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5 Gifts You Should Never Buy for Someone Trying to Lose Weight (and 5 Gifts to Buy Instead)

5 Gifts You Should Never Buy for Someone Trying to Lose Weight (and 5 Gifts to Buy Instead)

Written by Melissa Rudy, Staff Writer

You mean well...but when shopping for a loved one who's on a weight loss journey, even the best of intentions sometimes have a way of getting lost in translation. If someone on your list has embarked on a path to a healthier lifestyle, it's important to be thoughtful and tactful in the gift selection process. To help keep everyone in good cheer and minimize many unhappy returns, allow us to offer some suggestions for what to buy for the "loser" in your life this holiday season, and what to keep out of your cart at all costs.
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DON'T Buy: Unhealthy Treats

There's no denying that sweets reign supreme during the holidays. But no matter how prettily they're packaged, high-calorie and high-sugar treats aren't a smart choice for someone who's trying to lose weight. Sure, the occasional splurge is fine in moderation, but these types of gifts just seem to scream for overindulgence.

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