What’s the Best Way to Lose Weight Without Doing a Crazy Diet?

updated May 2, 2019
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Q: Over the last 10 years of cooking, learning and tasting, I have amassed many beautiful recipes — and a few (OK 10, OK, fine, 20!) extra pounds. My love for all things fried, crisped, deviled and mayonnaised has put on a little paunch. I have zero desire to be vegan, raw, cabbage-souped or anything fad.

I could use some tips/tricks for easy weeknight non-fussy meals to put off some of this weight. Also, any advice from people who’ve lost some weight before would help! I’m cooking for two in a small apartment, and I’m going to be honest. I really don’t like leftovers. Any advice would be great!

Sent by Taylor

Editor: Readers, what’s your best advice for Taylor? It’s certainly a common place for those of us who love food, and many people have offered solutions that work for them (remember Alton Brown’s method for weight loss and healthy eating?). What are your best tips for eating well, enjoying food, and also shedding a few pounds?