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10 Ways to Lose 10 Pounds

by Christy Taylor

Even if you aren't resolving to lose weight, most of us could probably use to drop a few pounds coming out of the holidays. Small changes CAN make a big difference!

Here are 10 ways to lose 10 pounds:
(from NYP Holdings)

1. Take three bites less of everything. This will typically shave off 100 calories.

2. Go ahead and order the pizza, but cut out the cheese and meat toppings and choose extra sauce
and veggies instead.

3. Watch less television. Previous research has shown that people who watch more than two hours of TV a day tend to be overweight.

4. Instead of oil or butter, use nonstick sprays and pans.

5. When you go to parties, do this simple trick: Don't look at the buffet table. What you don't see won't tempt you.

6. When you're making homemade goodies, cut the sugar in the recipe by one-third. You'll never even notice the difference.

7. Hungry? Eat fruit instead of candy. Do this once a day and you'll save a whopping 100 calories.

8. Thirsty? Drink from a tall, thin glass instead of a short, squat one. It will seem like you're drinking more.

9. When possible, stand instead of sitting. Fifty minutes of standing actually burns up 100 calories!

10. Cut your portion size the easy way: Use smaller plates and bowls.