Here's a quick primer in how other cultures stay thin. This comes from the book30 Secrets of the World's Healthiest Cuisines bySteven Jonas and Sandra Gordon: In SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIES - people don't snack. That protects them from high-fat, empty-calorie foods. In ASIA - meat is used as a spice. Vegetables are the main ingredient in most dishes with a small amount of meat added for flavor. And don't be afraid of carbs. Veggie-rich meals served with steamed rice or brown rice will slim you down. People in MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES eat whole foods. Using olive oil is great, but eating olives is better. Grapes are a favorite dessert in Greece and France. By eating whole foods, you'll get more nutrition and feel fuller faster. And one last weight loss tip is from AFRICA - Add more nuts to your diet. We think of nuts as diet 'no-nos' - but in many countries, they make up the bulk of a meal. African countries that use nuts as a staple have the lowest cancer rates in the world. Want to learn more? Check out 30 Secrets of the World's Healthiest Cuisines by Steven Jonas and Sandra Gordon.