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Summer Squash Pizza. Dinner for 2 for $2. Your half covers half your daily Vitamin C need. An hour walk with a great taste in your mouth burns all the calories.

Shrimp & Grits. $4 per person for a spectacularly tasty meal. Dance it off in a half hour.

Gazpacho Popsicle. Honest. 43 cents for a tasty, refreshing vegetable course on a stick. 8 calories per pop. Really. Burn them with 4 minutes of Frisbee. Go on. Have 2.
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"Results showed that most people were gaining weight gradually over time, with the average American adult gaining 1 to 2 lb per year ... relatively small changes in energy intake and expenditure adding up to 100 kcal/day could arrest excess weight gain in most people." Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

Yup, knocking off 100 calories a day is enough to stop weight gain for most of us. That's the difference between your own Better Cheaper soda pop and a Coke. That's a brisk 15-minute walk.

The alternative: gain 2 pounds a year from age 20 to age 50 and find yourself carrying around 60 extra pounds on your 50th birthday. When you've been working on this for 30 years, you know there's no quick fix. No matter what you do, it's not going away in 30 days. But you'll make a big dent in it in a year of Better Cheaper Slower eating. The Slow Fix for Baby Boomers. And ladies, gentlemen and children of all ages.