Over 60 percent of all Americans are either obese or overweight. Many of them could lose unwanted pounds by making a few simple changes in their lifestyle and eating habits. Simple Principles to Eat Smart and Lose Weight gives readers practical tips they can apply immediately to help them lose weight and keep it off. In a direct, easy-to-read style, this book provides the basics on topics such as counting calories, increasing physical activity, planning balanced meals, and making healthy lifestyle choices. No matter their age or physical condition, readers will find ideas they can apply immediately to begin losing weight. No special foods are needed. The wisdom contained in Simple Principles to Eat Smart and Lose Weight will benefit readers no matter what diet they are currently following. In addition to the 200 powerful principles for losing weight and their supporting text, this book contains detailed information on everything the reader must know for a successful weight-loss program.