I have about 10 pounds to lose but I think I’d lose weight too fast on the weight loss food plan. What do you recommend?

If you really think you’d lose weight too fast on the weight loss plan, then I’d start with a food plan that’s about halfway between the weight-loss plan and the maintenance plan.

Monitor your weight regularly—every week at least, and every day if you would like.

As you lose weight, gradually add food until you coast right down to your goal weight. You’ll probably want to add something like one additional component of food to your plan each week, but it will definitely depend on the rate of your weight loss. Add more food, more quickly, if you’re losing weight really fast and threatening to dip well below goal weight. Don’t add any food at all if you’re hardly losing any weight.