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The 2009 Drop a Jeans Size Diet

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Fit into your favorite jeans and lose 10 pounds with this collection of easy, healthy recipes. Mix and match from these breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack recipes for a total of 1,500 calories a day.

Eat More, Weigh Less

Fill up and slim down with an eating plan that satisfies every craving. Want cheese? We've got it. Need a burger fix? It's here -- along with pancakes, pizza, fries, and bacon. Simply choose from all the meals and snacks on these pages for a total of 1,500 calories a day. Combined with our workout, this diet will help you lose 10 pounds in a month and never, ever feel deprived.

A Sample Day on the Drop a Jeans Size Diet Plan Tex-Mex Tofu Scramble

(about 300 calories)

Ingredients
Nonstick cooking spray
2 ounces firm tofu, crumbled
1/8 teaspoon turmeric
2 tablespoons salsa
1/4 cup canned low-fat refried beans
2 small (6-inch) whole-grain tortillas
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

Mist pan with cooking spray. Add tofu and turmeric and saute for 4 minutes, or until tofu is yellow and heated through. Stir in salsa and remove from heat. Microwave beans until warm. Spread hot beans on tortillas and top with tofu mixture and cilantro.

Pecan-Crusted Goat Cheese & Cranberry Salad

(about 400 calories)

Ingredients
1 1/2 ounces goat cheese, divided into 3 round patties
2 tablespoons chopped pecans
3 cups mixed salad greens
2 tablespoons dried cranberries
1/4 cup shredded carrot
1 tablespoon balsamic vinaigrette

Roll goat cheese patties in pecans. Top salad greens with patties, cranberries, carrot, and vinaigrette.

Smartfood Chocolate Cookie Caramel Pecan Popcorn Clusters

(120 calories)

Ginger Sesame Salmon with Orzo & Asparagus

(about 500 calories)

Ingredients
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
3 ounces salmon
8 spears asparagus
Nonstick cooking spray
1/2 cup dry whole wheat orzo

Preheat broiler. Mix together sesame oil, ginger, and sesame seeds and spread on salmon. Put salmon and asparagus on a baking sheet misted with cooking spray. Broil for 10 minutes, or until fish is opaque. Boil orzo in water according to package directions. Serve salmon over orzo with asparagus.

 

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12/13/2011 01:00:56 PM Report Abuse
glennisf wrote:

This sounds great for most people but I'm diabetic and even with insulin it would be too many carbs a day. Also, many different foods ( and too much dairy) would cause a great deal of extra food cost and we survive on Social Security.

5/23/2011 02:32:06 PM Report Abuse
joyfullife3 wrote:

I thought this was a great diet. A lot of choices, from pork to tofu. Each person knows the calories they need daily - based on their weight and goals - and can adapt this to work for them. The recipes sounded delicious.

5/16/2011 10:30:27 AM Report Abuse
jeremy2508 wrote:

vegan is the absolute healthiest diet you could advocate

1/10/2011 01:33:18 PM Report Abuse
aleatha11 wrote:

Why is this diet tailored to people just starting out? This needs to be tailored to everyone. If I did this diet I would gain 10 pounds. These diets need to meet the needs of everyone. There are no one size fits all diets. Please consider making diets for those who have worked out for years and have hit a plateau and need diets that suit them.

9/6/2010 12:51:38 PM Report Abuse

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