Four Easy Ways to Lose 10 Pounds

Marathons. Carb-free diets. Enough with the grandiose resolutions! This year, stick to your usual habits, but vow to make one small daily change that promises to have you celebrating by next New Year's Eve.

1. If you habitually drink soda with lunch and dinner, switch to sparkling water with lemon or lime. You'll save: 200 calories a day or 73,000 calories in 365 days.

Weight lost by December 31: 20.8 lbs. (1 lb. equals 3500 calories).

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2. If you eat yogurt with a quarter-cup of granola for breakfast every day, swap the granola for cereal flakes. You'll save: 107 calories a day or 39,055 calories in 365 days.

Weight lost by December 31: 11.2 lbs.

3. If you order a Starbucks grande vanilla latte with the standard 2 percent milk every morning, switch to a tall vanilla latte with skim. You'll save: 100 calories a day or 36,500 calories in 365 days.

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Weight lost by December 31: 10.4 lbs.

4. If you have an "appointment" with two half-hour sitcoms every week, start doing nonstop sit-ups, push-ups, lunges, and squats (with breaks only during commercials) while you watch. You'll burn: an extra 100 calories a day or 36,500 calories a year (20 minutes of strength exercises twice a week ramps up the average woman's resting metabolic rate).

Weight lost by December 31: 10.4 lbs.

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