50 Easy Ways to Cut 100 Calories

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@sameroad (3180)
United States
September 2, 2008 10:39am CST
I got this in my email this morning and thought it had some good tips on cutting some calories out. I have/do use some of the ones listed on this list and they really do work! Do you use any of the ones listed on here? What are some of YOUR tricks to cut the calories? 50 Easy Ways to Cut 100 Calories Lose Weight Without Deprivation -- By Emily Vale, Staff Writer Cutting calories may seem like a daunting task, especially when you're trying to cut hundreds of calories each day to lose the recommended 1-2 pounds per week. Will you go hungry? Will your meals taste like cardboard? Will you have to give up your favorite foods? Don't worry. When you make small changes, the only difference you'll notice is a drop in the scale! Keep in mind that cutting calories can involve smart substitutions or changes in portion sizes, too. Just remember, start small and work your way up to a new—and healthier—way of eating. Beverages * 1. Split a 20 oz. bottle of regular soda with a friend. Save 120 calories! * 2. Drink 1 cup of diet soda instead of 1 cup of regular soda. Save 97 calories! * 3. Swap a 12-oz. glass of whole milk for skim milk. Save 96 calories! * 4. Drink two 12-oz. light beers this weekend instead of two regular beers. Save 100 calories! * 5. Instead of 1 cup of prepared lemonade, try 1 cup of a sugar free variety. Save 103 calories! * 6. Eat a medium orange instead of drinking 12 oz. of fresh orange juice. Save 106 calories! * 7. Prepare your coffee with 4 oz. of fat-free half and half instead of regular half and half. Save 88 calories! * 8. Enjoy 5 oz. of chocolate milk instead of 5 oz. of a chocolate milkshake Save 110 calories! Breakfast * 9. Spread your whole grain waffles with 2 tablespoons of maple syrup instead of 1 tablespoon of margarine or butter. Save 110 calories! * 10. Top your whole grain bagel with 1.5 oz of fat-free cream cheese in lieu of regular. Save 108 calories! * 11. Try 1 oz. of maple turkey bacon instead of maple (pork) bacon. Save 118 calories! * 12. Ditch the glazed donut and eat a bagel instead. Save 93 calories! * 13. Eat 3/4 cup oatmeal instead of a 1-1/2 cups of oatmeal. Save 97 calories! * 14. Substitute 3 oz. of turkey sausage for a serving of pork sausage. Save 120 calories! * 15. Grab a small bagel instead of a medium bagel. Save 99 calories! Snacks and Sides * 16. Dip 1 cup celery into your favorite salsa or hummus instead of 1 oz. of tortilla chips. Save 125 calories! * 17. Eat an entire medium apple instead of a small (5 oz.) candy apple. Save 118 calories! * 18. Snack on 1 oz. of baked potato chips instead of regular chips. Save 90 calories! * 19. Better yet, eat 2 oz. pretzels instead of the same size portion of potato chips. Save 94 calories! * 20. Bake 2 oz of oven fries in lieu of 2 oz. of fast food fries. Save 88 calories! * 21. Forgo a 6-oz portion of potato chips and nosh on 6 oz. of tortilla chips instead. Save 96 calories! * 22. Say no to 1 oz of deep-fried onion rings and instead enjoy 1 oz. of grilled onions with your meal. Save 92 calories! * 23. Try 1.5 oz. of fresh grapes instead of 1.5 oz. of raisins. Save 98 calories! * 24. Enjoy a healthy 8-oz. baked potato instead of 8 oz. of French fries. Save 104 calories! * 25. Choose 3 oz. of mozzarella cheese for your sandwich instead of Swiss cheese. Save 108 calories! * 26. Swap 1 cup of canned pineapple in heavy syrup for crushed pineapple in water. Save 119 calories! There are more tips for lunch and dinner, condiments and sauces, and sweets and desserts. For those and the rest of the article - http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_articles.asp?id=1183
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@dragon54u (31653)
• United States
3 Sep 08
I buy no-fat cream cheese and regular, soften them and mix them together well. You cut out half the calories and it tastes very close to the regular high fat cheese.
@sameroad (3180)
• United States
9 Sep 08
That is smart thinking! kinda like how i do my sugar. half real, half sweet & low. hehe
• Serbia
18 Nov 10
here is great story about this http://www.intelligentmag.com/how-many-calories-to-lose-weight/