The 2009 Lose 10 Pounds in 30 Days Diet
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The 2009 Lose 10 Pounds in 30 Days Diet

Get delicious, healthy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even snacks to help you lose weight in just one month. Pair this diet plan with the Drop 10 Pounds Workout to get your best body now.

A diet that serves up waffles, pasta, even candy? Yep, and it really works. Just choose from these delicious meals and snacks for a total of 1,500 calories a day.


Diet tip: Dig in to nutrient-dense fruits and veggies at every meal. They'll fill you up and provide plenty of vitamins and minerals for very few calories.

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Low-Calorie Snack Ideas

Pick two of these tasty treats each day to help you lose weight while eating great. Each snack is about 150 calories.

  • 3 tablespoons hummus; 1/2 whole-grain pita, cut into pieces; and 1/2 cup pea pods
  • 10 tortilla chips and 2 tablespoons guacamole
  • Salt-and-pepper popcorn (4 1/2 cups popcorn coated with cooking spray and sprinkled with salt and pepper)
  • 1 chewy granola bar and 1 cup herbal tea with 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 peanut butter and jelly sandwich (1 slice whole-grain bread, 2 teaspoons peanut butter, and 1 teaspoon jelly)
  • 1 slice cheddar cheese and 1 crispbread cracker
  • 10 potato chips and 1 tablespoon low-fat ranch salad dressing
  • 1 small apple, sliced, spread with 1 tablespoon Nutella
  • 1 VitaBrownie and 1 twelve-ounce cappuccino made with skim milk
  • 1 container (6 ounces) vanilla low-fat yogurt sprinkled with 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin-pie spice
  • 1 small pear and 5 walnut halves
  • Pesto & Swiss Turkey Rolls (4 slices turkey, 2 teaspoons pesto, and 1 slice low-fat Swiss cheese, cut into 4 long pieces. Spread pesto on turkey, top with cheese, and roll up.)
  • One 3 Musketeers Mint Bar
  • 1 fat-free hot chocolate (made with hot water) and 1/2 cup mini marshmallows

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, February 2009.