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5 Easy Ways to Cut 100 Calories


You may think 100 calories won’t make much of a difference to your diet, but they do! If you can cut out a few hundred calories from your day, you’ll be well on your way to losing weight. Here are some tips that helped me over the past year (each swap saves at least 100 calories):

1. Take a look at breakfast. You may be accustomed to eating a gigantic bagel, but it should really only be about the size of a hockey puck. If you can’t find them in that size, eat half or switch to an English muffin.

2. Sub turkey bacon for regular pork bacon. Try a few brands to find one that tastes good to you—I was amazed at how much the flavor varied.

3. Instead of drinking orange juice, have a big glass of water and an actual orange. You'll benefit from the fiber and knock out a serving of fruit.

4. Get baked chips when you’re craving something salty. You'll save 90 calories and still be satisfied. Plus they come in all the flavors of regular full fat potato chips, like BBQ and sour cream and onion. Or get bold and try crispy, spicy kale chips for less calories and more health benefits!

5. If you’re eating pizza for lunch or dinner, grab a slice of the veggie-topped pie instead of the one with pepperoni. Or try one of these 10 healthy pizzas to make at home to satisfy your craving!

Our 2011 Weight Loss Diary writer, Stacy, is a 35-year-old former teacher who is looking to get healthy and boost her self-esteem over the next year. Follow along as she goes after her goal!

Who’s helping Stacy? Life coach Michelle Hastie, nutritionist Ruth Frechman, R.D., and personal trainer Whitney Cole.




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