Adult Books

Stop & Drop Diet
Lose Up to 5 Pounds in 5 Days

By Liz Vaccariello

Subject: Health/Diet
hardcover | 384 pages | 7 x 10
US$25.99 | CAN$27.99
Publication Date: 2015-12-22
ISBN: 9781621452607
EBOOK: 9781621452607

New York Times best-selling author and Reader's Digest editor-in-chief Liz Vaccariello reveals 500+ simple ways to swap heavy, caloric foods for great-tasting lighter ones—so you can drop up to a pound a day! You don't have to give up your favorite foods or become a slave to your stove. Just follow this guide to lightening up by making little tweaks to your favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. After analyzing the more than 40,000 products in the average supermarket (plus menu items at popular chain restaurants and ingredients in everyday recipes), Vaccariello reveals the hidden fat bombs you're eating—and the simple, healthier substitutes that taste just as good. She tells you how to change brands, substitute similar foods, order better takeout and restaurant meals, and buy smarter at the grocery store. Losing weight has never been so simple!

Featuring more than 900 photographs, Stop & Drop Diet offers an at-a-glance visual guide to the worst choices for each dish (the ones you want to swap out) and the best choices for each dish (the ones you want to swap in). So there's no need to follow a diet—you simply choose which swaps to make and how many swaps you want to make each day, depending on how quickly you want to lose weight. The more swaps you make, the faster you lose.

The book also includes:

  • A 3-week meal plan with swaps built in that's designed for fast weight loss and maximum flexibility along with balanced nutrition for good health
  • Inspiring stories and advice from real readers who tested out the diet and lost weight
  • Suggestions for swapping bad habits for good ones


Liz Vaccariello is the editor-in-chief and chief content officer of Reader’s Digest, one of the world’s largest media brands, with 26 million readers. A journalist with 20+ years experience in health and nutrition, she’s also the coauthor of the New York Times bestsellers Flat Belly Diet!, The 400-Calorie Fix, and The Digest Diet.

Vaccariello regularly appears on national programs such as Good Morning America and The Doctors, and has been featured on The Biggest Loser, Today, Rachel Ray, and The View. Previously, Liz was the editor-in-chief of Prevention. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and twin daughters. Her blog, Losing it with Liz, lives on She has over 3,000 followers on Twitter (@LizVacc).