19 Weight-Loss Secrets From Around the World

Nutritionists and Reader's Digest editors divulge the top diet tricks of the French, Brazilians, and more.

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Carve out a dacha plot

Country houses, or dachas, where 51% of city folk spend vacations and summer weekends, almost always feature a garden.

Russians grow their own vegetables and fruits and preserve and can what they grow. That makes their diet more nutritious. And "there's not much you can grow in a garden that will make you fat," notes Hill.

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