21 Weight-Loss Tricks in One Minute

6. Dip Your Bread

Use olive oil in place of butter. It's healthier and may also help you eat less. In a recent study, dippers ate a total of 52 fewer calories on average than those who used butter.

7. Sprinkle Flax on Cereal

High-fiber, ground flaxseed can help curb your appetite and eliminate calories. Add it to yogurt or muffin and bread mixes. Available in health food stores.

8. Schedule a Blood Test

About one in every 12 women (most of whom don't know it) has an under active thyroid, which can slow down her metabolism.

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9. Supersize Your H2O

Buy the big bottle when it comes to good-for-you stuff such as water: You'll drink more. Tired of plain water? Try one of these 6 Drinks That Shrink Your Belly.

10. Eat a Chunky Salad

Chop carrots, celery, sweet potatoes, zucchini or other veggies instead of shredding or slicing. It takes more effort to munch bigger pieces; you'll do more chewing and eat less during the main course.

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11. Call a Friend

Fill loneliness with talk and companionship—not cookies.

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