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08/07/2014 05:54 pm ET

8 Ways To Lose Weight Without Really Trying

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SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com

Jan Dunlap, 58, wasn’t expecting to lose weight when she adopted an energetic Labrador mix named Gracie several years ago. But in the first three months as a dog owner, the Chaska, Minnesota, author dropped 10 pounds. “I walked her miles a day just to wear her out so I could get work done in our home, because we live in a townhouse with no yard,” Dunlap says. “The walking also kept me out of the house, so I didn't find the time or opportunity to snack.”

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