7 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Shape Up For Summer

You don't have to crash diet to get beach-ready (9 Photos)

Jessica Smith on May 18, 2010 at 3:33PM

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Leave The Last Five Bites

You don't have to deprive yourself or diet to lose weight. Leaving behind five less bites than you normally eat at lunch and dinner could save you up to 500 calories a day, and lose a pound a week. The bottom-line with weight loss? If you consume fewer calories than you burn, you will lose weight, but there is no reason to go on a crazy fad diet or skip meals to do it. The five-bite rule can be a more realistic and manageable way to lose weight, and keep it off, in the long run.

Try it today: If you hate the thought of leaving food to waste, compost your extra bites or serve yourself on a smaller plate.

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