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50 Easy Ways to Cut 100 Calories (or More!)

Enjoy an Open-Faced Sandwich

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Eat only half of your sandwich or hamburger bun. Save 100 calories!

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Share with Friends

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Split a 20 oz. bottle of regular soda with a friend. Save 120 calories!

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Swap Your Soda

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Drink 1 cup of diet soda instead of 1 cup of regular soda. Save 97 calories!

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Opt for Skim Milk

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Swap a 12-oz. glass of whole milk for skim milk. Save 96 calories!

Go Light on Beer

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Drink two 12-oz. light beers this weekend instead of two regular beers. Save 100 calories!

Sip Sugar-Free Lemonade

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Instead of 1 cup of prepared lemonade, try 1 cup of a sugar-free variety. Save 103 calories!

Eat Whole Fruits

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Eat a medium orange instead of drinking 12 oz. of fresh orange juice. Save 106 calories!

Avoid Full-Fat Half and Half

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Prepare your coffee with 4 oz. of fat-free half and half instead of regular half and half. Save 88 calories!

Sip Chocolate Milk

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Enjoy 5 oz. of chocolate milk instead of 5 oz. of a chocolate milkshake Save 110 calories!

Avoid Butter at Breakfast

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Spread your whole grain waffles with 2 tablespoons of maple syrup instead of 1 tablespoon of margarine or butter. Save 110 calories!

Cut Fat from Cream Cheese

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Top your whole grain bagel with 1.5 oz of fat-free cream cheese in lieu of regular. Save 108 calories!

Try Turkey Bacon

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Try 1 oz. of maple turkey bacon instead of maple (pork) bacon. Save 118 calories!

Ditch the Donut

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Dump the glazed donut and eat a bagel instead. Save 93 calories!

Trim Your Portions

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Eat 3/4 cup oatmeal instead of a 1-1/2 cups of oatmeal. Save 97 calories!

Pick Pork Sausage

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Substitute 3 oz. of turkey sausage for a serving of pork sausage. Save 120 calories!

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Go Small to Save Calories

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Grab a small bagel instead of a medium bagel. Save 99 calories! Or if you want to get fancy, check out these 3 Ways to Create Customized Snacks.

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Trade Tortilla Chips

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Instead of 1 oz. of tortilla chips, dip 1 cup celery into your favorite salsa or hummus. Save 125 calories!

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Avoid “Candied” Fruit

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Eat an entire medium apple instead of a small (5 oz.) candy apple. Save 118 calories!

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Buy Baked Chips

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Snack on 1 oz. of baked potato chips instead of regular chips. Save 90 calories!

Snack on Pretzels

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Better yet, eat 2 oz. pretzels instead of the same size portion of potato chips. Save 94 calories!

Enjoy Fries Without Guilt

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Bake 2 oz of oven fries in lieu of 2 oz. of fast food fries. Save 88 calories!

Pick Tortilla over Potato Chips

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Forgo a 6-oz portion of potato chips and nosh on 6 oz. of tortilla chips instead. Save 96 calories!

Grill Your Onions

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Say no to 1 oz of deep-fried onion rings and instead enjoy 1 oz. of grilled onions with your meal. Save 92 calories!

Eat Fresh Fruit

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Try 1.5 oz. of fresh grapes instead of 1.5 oz. of raisins. Save 98 calories!

Forego Fries

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Enjoy a healthy 8-oz. baked potato instead of 8 oz. of French fries. Save 104 calories!

Steer Clear of Swiss Cheese

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Choose 3 oz. of mozzarella cheese for your sandwich instead of Swiss cheese. Save 108 calories!

Can Sugary Fruit

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Swap 1 cup of canned pineapple in heavy syrup for crushed pineapple in water. Save 119 calories!

Save Your Steak

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Cut a 6 oz. steak in half and take the other portion home for another meal. Save 111 calories!

Lose the Skin

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Order a skinless chicken breast instead of chicken with skin. Save 102 calories!

Enjoy a Fat-Free Hot Dog

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Substitute a fat-free beef hot dog for a regular beef hot dog. Save 104 calories!

Skip Salami

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Build a sandwich with1.5 oz. of deli turkey breast instead of the same amount of hard salami. Save 119 calories!

Steer Clear of Crispy Skin

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Instead of 6 oz. of crispy fried chicken with skin, eat 6 oz. baked chicken with skin. Save 102 calories!

Think Thin (Crust)

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Choose a slice of thin crust pizza over thick crust pizza. Save 106 calories!

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Bypass Pepperoni

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Add vegetable toppings to your pizza order and say no to pepperoni. Save 100 calories!

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Choose Veggie Soup

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Forget broccoli cheddar soup. A 7-oz portion of vegetable soup is better. Save 119 calories!

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Stick with Steamed Rice

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Enjoy 12 oz of steamed rice (choose brown rice when possible) as an alternative to fried rice. Save 96 calories!

Skip Spicy Sushi

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When you go for a roll, always opt for regular. Spicy usually means a food has been tossed in mayonnaise. Save 150 calories!

Don’t be Fooled by “Healthy” Wraps

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Unwrap your 13-inch tortilla wrap and make a sandwich on a 3-oz. whole grain bagel instead. Save 96 calories!

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Keep Salad Dressing on the Side

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Dip your salad in a side of ranch dressing (2 tsp.) instead of pouring 2 Tbsp of dressing on the salad. Save 97 calories!

Be Smart About Pasta Sauce

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Skip the 5 oz. of Alfredo sauce and eat a whopping 7 oz. of marinara sauce. Save 129 calories!

Don’t Drench Your Veggies

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Add flavor to vegetables with 3 oz. of hot sauce—not 1 oz of bleu cheese dressing. Save 117 calories!

Choose Cheese OR Croutons

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Try either cheese or croutons on your salad—not both. Save 72-116 calories!

Cut Fat from Sour Cream

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Instead of 3 oz. of regular sour cream, use a fat-free variety. Save 120 calories!

Lighten Up Your Mayo

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Use 2 Tbsp reduced-fat light mayonnaise instead of regular mayonnaise. Save 102 calories!

Eat Dessert from a Dish

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Serve ice cream in a dish instead of a waffle cone. Save 121 calories!

Compromise on Candy Cravings

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Try a healthier peanut granola bar instead of a peanut candy bar. Save 94 calories!

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Finish Dinner with Frozen Yogurt

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Indulge in 1 cup of low-fat frozen yogurt instead of regular ice cream. Save 121 calories!

Modify Your Favorite Pie

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Substitute 5 oz. of apple pie, with 5 oz. of baked apple crisp. Save 85 calories!

Swap Frozen Treats for Fresh Ones

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Leave that 1/2 cup of strawberry ice cream in the freezer. Enjoy 1/2 cup of fresh strawberries topped with 2 Tbsp of fat-free whipped cream as an alternative. Save 102 calories!

Enjoy Sugar-Free Desserts

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Instead of 4 oz. of regular chocolate pudding, enjoy a sugar-free portion. Save 92 calories!

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