The Drop 10 Diet by Lucy Danziger
Eat the 30 Superfoods to Lose Weight
I'm not a dieter, but I picked up the book The Drop 10 Diet, Add to Your Plate to Lose the Weight because it emphasizes eating the right foods that are packed with nutrition.
And these foods also happen to help you lose weight.
The 30 superfoods are nutritious and delicious, and I like the idea of replacing some "bad" foods that I tend to eat with these healthy alternatives.
There are seven categories of superfoods: fruits; vegetables; legumes and grains; nuts, seeds, and oil; fish and meat; eggs and dairy; and tasty extras.
Photo of apple, kiwifruit, and pomegranate, just a few of the 30 superfoods.
Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood
The Drop 10 Diet: Add to Your Plate to Lose Weight - by Lucy Danziger
Apples ~*~ Blueberries ~*~ Cherries ~*~ Goji Berries ~*~ Kiwifruit ~*~ Pomegranates
Goji Berries - Healthful and Delicious
Goji berries, per 1 ounce serving, have 100 calories, 20% of vitamin C for the day, 3 grams of fiber, and 4 grams of protein.
Artichokes ~*~ Avocado ~*~ Broccoli ~*~ Edamame ~*~ Kale ~*~ Mushrooms ~*~ Sweet Potatoes
Edamame - Soybeans, So Good for You!
Edamame, per 1 cup serving, have 189 calories, 19% of daily potassium needs, 8 grams of fiber, and 17 grams of protein.
Super Legumes and Grains
Lentils ~*~ Oats ~*~ Popcorn ~*~ Quinoa ~*~100% Whole Grain Pasta
Whole Grain Quinoa - Say "KEEN-wah"
One serving of quinoa (1 cup cooked) has 222 calories, 5 grams of fiber, and 8 grams of protein.
Popcorn - A Healthy Grain That's Inexpensive
Instead of buying expensive chips that are fried and full of empty calories, make your own popcorn. An easy way is to drop a handful of popcorn kernels in a paper bag and pop in the microwave! The fiber is good for you and filling! Popcorn is a whole grain.
Super Nuts, Seeds, Oil
Almond Butter * Olive Oil * Peanuts * Pumpkin Seeds
Almond Butter - Healthy Nut
Pumpkin Seeds - Pepitas
One serving of pepitas or pumpkin seeds (1 ounce) has 146 calories, 14 grams total fat, 2 grams of fiber, and 8 grams of protein.
Recipes and Meal Ideas
The Drop 10 Diet book has:
~ more than 100 meal ideas for breakfast,
lunch, and dinner.
~ 40 recipes using the superfoods
~ 1,400 "happy calories" per week for
splurging on treats you want to eat
~ 8 exercises to boost metabolism
~ inspiring success stories of weight loss
with this change of lifestyle diet
Super Fish and Meat
Sardines ~*~ Steak ~*~ Wild Salmon
Wild Salmon - Canned is Nutritious
One serving of wild salmon (3 ounces) has 124 calories, 5 grams total fat, 3.5 grams of unsaturated fat, and 18 grams of protein.
Super Eggs and Dairy
Eggs ~*~ Parmesan ~*~ Yogurt
Parmesan Cheese - Sprinkle on food instead of salt
One serving of Parmesan (1 ounce) has 336 milligrams of calcium, 111 calories, 7 grams fat, and 10 grams of protein.
Super Tasty Extras
~*~ Coffee ~*~ Dark Chocolate ~*~
Dark Chocolate - Delicious Superfood
A 1-ounce serving of dark chocolate has 170 calories, 19% of daily iron needs, and 3 grams of fiber.
The Drop 10 Diet Cookbook
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Read up on superfoods for yourself. It just makes sense to eat foods that are good for us and that provide the fuel we need. If you or your family don't like a few of them, don't worry. There are plenty of superfoods to choose from.