Easy Way to Lose 10 Pounds

It isn't a gimmick. You don't have to buy anything. And you really can drop 10 pounds without a lot of work.

How? Take advantage of the fact that even the smallest changes matter. Eating one tablespoon less fat per day will lead to a 10-pound weight loss in a year, according to Katherine Tallmadge of the American Dietetic Association. "It's not about trying to make sweeping overhauls that are doomed to fail," she explained to The Associated Press.

The American Dietetic Association has other advice for would-be dieters:
Some fats are good for you, most notably the fatty acids found in fish.
When it comes to losing weight, the only thing that counts is calories. Just so you know, about 3,500 are in a pound.
And as AP so cleverly puts it, it's time to "stop stuffin' it and start huffin' it."

The Ideal Diet
The ideal diet, according to Dr. Walter Willett, chairman of the nutrition department at Harvard School of Public Health, consists of lots of fruits and vegetables and healthy protein sources, including fish, poultry, nuts, and legumes. Red meat and high-fat dairy products should be avoided. Carbohydrates are fine, as long as they're high-fiber. Think wheat pasta and brown rice. Avoid refined grains, such as white rice and white potatoes. Also, take a multivitamin daily, do enjoy an alcoholic drink every day, and get regular physical activity
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The Ideal Meal
Slice of oily fish, such as salmon, cooked in garlic, shallots, onions, and tomatoes
Broccoli
Wine or beer
Fresh fruit for dessert with a steaming cup of tea

Why is this meal so good for you? Oily fish, such as salmon or mackerel, may cut the risk of prostate cancer in half. Garlic, shallots, onions, and tomatoes also lower the risk of certain kinds of cancer. Broccoli and broccoli sprouts contain a chemical that kills the bacteria responsible for most stomach cancers. Moderate alcohol consumption can reduce the risk of heart attacks. Tea makes bones stronger and reduces the risk of dying after a heart attack.