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The Drop 10 Diet by Lucy Danziger

Updated on September 5, 2014

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

Super Fruits

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.

Super Vegetables

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

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

Find even more recipes to drop 10, 20, or more pounds. Stay healthy by dropping those unwanted pounds.

Superfoods Available on eBay

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.

Will You Add Some of These Superfoods to Your Diet? - They're Yummy! (Except for sardines. I won't be eating the sardines.)

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    • gottaloveit2 profile image


      5 years ago

      I AM a dieter, sadly. These superfoods look like winners to me, unfortunately, MY diet doesn't allow them...shoot.

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      5 years ago

      I do eat some of these. Others I've tried and, well, plainly, uck!

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      5 years ago

      I like quite a few of these superfoods. And, my uncle and I use to share a love for sardines (and crackers). Very good lens!

    • Scarlettohairy profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Hazelwood 

      5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @Nancy Hardin: Well, thanks so much, Nancy!

    • Scarlettohairy profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Hazelwood 

      5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @Virginia Allain: Oh to dream!

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      Virginia Allain 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      I actually do include a number of these regularly in our diet. My preference would be to subsist solely on dark chocolate, but realize balance in all things is a better way to go.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 

      5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Terrific ideas and tips for losing or maintaining weight. I really like this lens, so I'm sending it some angel dust as well as voting for it in the non-fiction books. :-)

    • Scarlettohairy profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @RinchenChodron: The book does give guidelines for portion sizes. I think I eat too much so am working on that as well as incorporating more of these foods as my staple diet.

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      6 years ago

      I already eat all this stuff - still fat? Must eat too large a portion?


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