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Law Librarian Attributes Weight Loss to Starbucks Diet

Move over, Jared.

A law librarian says she lost nearly 80 pounds by eating out, but she didn’t go to Subway.

Christine Hall, 66, says she managed to lose weight by buying most of her meals from Starbucks, Today reports. Above the Law notes the story and identifies Hall as director of the Alexandria Law Library and a part-time reference librarian at George Mason University School of Law.

Hall typically ate oatmeal and coffee for breakfast, a bistro box with fruit and cheese for lunch, and a panini for dinner, Today says. Her new weight is 114 pounds. She is now on a maintenance diet and eating a healthy variety of foods, Hall tells Today.

Hall got serious about weight loss after a doctor cited her weight in refusing to allow her to become a kidney donor. After losing part of the weight, she became a donor in November 2010.

Today spoke with a dietician who cautioned that it’s important to eat a nutritionally balanced diet when losing weight.

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