Last year I bought an issue of Self magazine that was advertising The Drop 10 Diet by Lucy Danziger. I thought it was intriguing but I never got around to actually doing it. I've finally reread the issue & even bought the book on my kindle to try it out. The point of the diet is not to restrict but to eat more "superfoods" that help speed up your metabolism while also working out. The plan is to eat 1,600 calories a day, 200 of which are "happy calories" that you allow you to splurge on any food you like. If you don't want to use your happy calories you can roll them over for up to four days (800 splurge calories) & use them all at once. It's very reasonable & a lot of the superfoods are actually foods that I really love so I am gradually trying to get myself to convert to the Drop 10 way of eating. Today I've started with a tuna salad with mugicha as well as my morning coffee. The superfoods I have ate today are avocados in my salad & coffee! I am also reading The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Lost by Rachel Friedman. I have a serious wanderlust & this book is all about a former conservative girl's adventures around the world. I recommend it if you love a good memoir & travel stories! It has inspired me to plan a trip to Singapore right now & in June I am going to Portland, Oregon.