The Drop 10 Diet: Add to Your Plate to Lose the Weight

The Drop 10 Diet: Add to Your Plate to Lose the Weight

Language: English

Pages: 464

ISBN: 0345531620

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

These days, we’re constantly bombarded with trendy, restrictive diets that instruct us to “Eat only this” or “Give up that”—diets that ultimately fail when you find that you can’t sacrifice the foods you love. But now you can lose weight without deprivation: Lucy Danziger, editor in chief of SELF magazine, and her team of nutrition experts have created the ultimate flexible plan for melting off ten, twenty, or more pounds at any age—you can see results in as little as a week! By eating more of thirty superfoods—everyday favorites like eggs, yogurt, steak, Parmesan, cherries, kiwi fruit, dark chocolate, and coffee (yes, chocolate and coffee!)—you can shed weight while naturally reducing your dependence on less healthful foods, lowering your risk for diabetes, heart disease, cancer, inflammation, and more. The food plan has room for all your can’t-resist treats—you can eat them and still slim down!
This revolutionary diet isn’t about denying yourself; it’s about indulging in delicious, satisfying foods that help trigger weight loss and instill better body health. Guiding you every step of the way, The Drop 10 Diet includes
• 101 quick, tasty breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners. You choose your favorites. Each meal or snack incorporates at least one Drop 10 superfood and leaves your cravings and your stomach satisfied!
• 40 delicious family recipes that even a novice cook can fix. Your loved ones will never know they’re eating healthfully!
• 1,400 extra “happy calories” each week to enjoy on top of your Drop 10 meals and snacks. Use your happy calories for daily splurges (ice cream!) or save them up to spend for a big night out (Mexican? Bring on the nachos!).
• 8 exercises you can do at home or in the gym to boost your metabolism and supercharge your weight loss.
• Inspirational stories of weight loss from women just like you!
Don’t waste another bite on bland, strict diets that don’t work. It’s time to grab life by the fork!














hunger for hours, and it keeps blood sugar and insulin levels steady, which discourages your body from storing extra calories as fat. What’s more, you need protein to build and maintain lean muscle mass—and adding lean muscle is one secret to a speedy metabolism. Like protein, fiber fills you up and regulates your body’s insulin response after eating. It also prompts you to shed weight effortlessly by pushing some of the calories you eat out of your body before they turn into pounds. Potassium

against disease. 2. Mushrooms could put a cap on cancer risk. Their immune-strengthening properties may also help fend off cancer; plus, fungi are a top plant source of selenium, an antioxidant mineral that may protect against certain forms of cancer.49 Case in point: Women in China who ate less than a tablespoon of mushrooms daily had a 64 percent lower risk for breast cancer than those who didn’t eat the spongy veggies, according to a study in the International Journal of Cancer. 3. Fungi are

help lower cholesterol, improving heart health, decreasing your risk for diabetes, and protecting your brain. Almonds are also packed with vitamin E, which helps keep skin hydrated and guards against sun damage. * * * The Superfood: Apples The Slimming Ingredient(s): Fiber Weight Loss Superpowers Explained: An apple’s 4 to 5 grams of fiber and its water content fill you up on relatively few calories (about 95). The dense fruit is also psychologically filling: The size and crunch

teeth’s enamel.11 Research shows people who get enough of the mineral are less likely to have severe gum disease. 3. You’ll absorb more vitamins. Several of your body’s most important nutrients, including the antioxidant beta-carotene, are fat-soluble. Tossing an ounce of Parm into your spinach salad or sprinkling it over a baked sweet potato, for example, improves your uptake of the veggies’ nutrients. * * * The Grate Debate Regardless of the brand or form you choose, Parmesan is rich

to as many as 2½ pounds lost per year. From drinking coffee! Have two cups—one in the morning and another at least four hours later for two separate spikes in metabolism (more caffeine in a sitting may not mean a higher calorie burn)—and you could trim 5 pounds by next year without making any other changes to your eating routine. Along with calories, you could burn more fat, too. The caffeine in coffee seems to activate metabolic pathways that trigger cells to let go of stored fat, allowing you

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