I stopped eating dinner
I stopped eating dinner
Name: Maya Speights
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.

I needed to lose a few pounds and save some money, so I decided to just stop eating dinner. My company reimburses me for my lunch expenses, so this new strategy is working like a charm.

Basically, I just reversed how people eat. I eat a substantial breakfast, lunch is my biggest meal, and then I don't eat anything for dinner. Or, if I'm really hungry, I'll drink some juice.

Now that I don't have to make dinner, I don't go grocery shopping as often -- and when I do, I buy things that can last, like apples, raisins, oatmeal and soup. So the savings is huge. I used to spend $100 every week and a half, and now it's not more than $30 every two weeks.

I've been doing this for a month and have already lost 10 pounds and I feel better than I have in years.


Last updated June 16 2011: 7:48 AM ET
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