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Weight-Loss Tips for Bikini Weather

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If you want to lose a few pounds for that slimmer summer look, eat foods that have a high water content. Prepare meals based on fruits and vegetables—soups, spring stews and smoothies. An apple is 84% water (almost four ounces in a typical apple). Cooked broccoli is 91% water. High water-content foods will fill you up and hydrate you at the same time.

Restaurant tip: As soon as you’re served food at a restaurant, separate out half the meal and ask for a doggy bag. With today’s large restaurant servings, you won’t go hungry!

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Source: Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen are health investigators based in New York City who have spent decades collecting “cures from the cupboard.” They are authors of Bottom Line’s Treasury of Home Remedies & Natural Cures and Bottom Line’s Household Magic and of the free e-letter Household Magic Daily Tips. Date: June 2, 2010 Publication: Bottom Line's Household Magic
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