11 ways to lose 10 pounds safely

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Researchers found that dieters who drink lots of water lose more weight.Compared to sweetened and unsweetened beverages, water aids weight loss.

Stay hydrated

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If you are completely full, you might want to divide your plate in half and save the extra food for another time. They're also good for a late-day snack.

You don't have to finish your meal.

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The average vegetarian or vegan weighs less than a meat-eater. That's because meat has more calories and saturated fat than plant-based foods.

At least weekly, go meatless.

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Avoid empty calories and artery-clogging saturated fats by avoiding crackers, chips, cookies, and candies. 

Eat wholesome foods

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Unknowingly, eating out increases calories. Salt, oil, and sugar are overused in restaurants. Some restaurants use larger plates, which distorts portion sizes. 

Get cooking

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Is portion control your downfall? Plate size may cause you to eat more than necessary. Balance your meals and cut calories with a 10-inch plate.

Use smaller plates

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