How to lose those last 10 pounds with some simple changes to your routine

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Friday, October 21, 2016

If you are trying to lose weight and just can't seem to lose those last 10 pounds, there are a few simple tweaks dietitians told Women's Health Magazine you can try to make it happen.

First, use your hands to measure portion sizes. They say aim for two handfuls of vegetables, one of whole grains and a palm-full of lean protein every meal.

Next, you've heard it before: write it down. Log your meals for a week. You could be accidentally sneaking a few foods in here and there. So, with the journal, you can keep yourself accountable.

Start putting your salad dressing on the side. Portion it out -- don't pour it straight out of the bottle on to your salad. Most of the time you'll end up with more than you need, and therefore, more calories.

Lastly, rearrange your plate. Put vegetables in the middle, and your meat and grains to the side. Dieticians say vegetables need to cover 50 percent of your plate -- that can lead to a 10-pound weight loss over time.