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1st TipsPosted Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at 12:10 PM
The following scenarios demonstrate the impact of small changes. Make just a couple of these adjustments and you can easily cut 100 to 200 -- or more -- calories a day.
Breakfast. Instead of two pieces of wheat toast with margarine, have 1 piece of toast. Instead of regular fruit-flavored yogurt switch to light or fat-free yogurt.
Coffee break. Switch from whole milk to non-fat milk in your latte. Replace the apple Danish with an oat bran bagel.
Lunch. Put 1 tablespoon of light mayonnaise on your sandwich instead of 1 tablespoon of regular mayonnaise, and make it turkey instead of salami. Replace cream-based soups with broth-based soups.
Afternoon snack. Replace a small bag of chips with a cup or two of light popcorn. Replace an ice cream sandwich with a low-cal frozen fudge bar.
Dinner. Have a green salad with light dressing instead of a baked potato with butter or sour cream. Choose a "light" frozen entrée rather than regular.
Use mustard, salsa or fat-free salad dressing in place of 1 tablespoon of regular mayonnaise. Order a cup of soup instead of a bowl. Eat a plain baked potato with pepper; skip the sour cream. Eat cereal with non-fat milk instead of whole milk. Swap broiled chicken fingers for breaded and fried. Use tuna packed in water, not oil. Swap diet soda for regular soda. Have a chocolate kiss instead of a chocolate bar.
Excerpt taken from:Quick and Easy Ways to Cut Calories
by Liz Enbysk for MSN Health & Fitness
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