women’s health article: ways to cut calories

At Breakfast:

  • Ditch the Pop-Tart for a slice of high-fiber toast with strawberry jam.
  • Gotta have carbs? Split a bagel with a coworker.
  • Drink your two cups of joe black. Or order a single espresso instead of your usual latte.
  • Swap OJ for the real deal—one fresh orange.
  • Trade a side of regular sausage for turkey.
  • Top your waffles with Reddi-Whip instead of syrup (or use sugar-free).
  • Eat your granola from a 4-ounce mug, not an 8-ounce bowl.
  • Order pancakes, but hold the butter.
  • Scramble together 4 egg whites instead of 2 whole eggs.

At Lunch:

  • Leave the Swiss cheese out of your sandwich.
  • Slather your bread with mustard rather than mayo and save 80 calories per tablespoon.
  • Pass up croutons at the salad bar.
  • Use up to 10 pumps of ranch dressing spray instead of pouring 2 tablespoons from a bottle.
  • Take your iced tea unsweetened.
  • Make your burger turkey, not beef.
  • Slurp minestrone soup instead of cream of anything.
  • Go bunless—shed your hamburger roll.

At Happy Hour:

  • Nurse a single glass of wine instead of downing 2 beers.
  • Ask for your rum & cokes in a highball glass. Bartenders pour about 20% less liquid into taller tumblers, so you’ll drink less per round.
  • Ordering a cocktail? Make it on the rocks instead of frozen.
  • Dip your nachos in salsa rather than guacamole.
  • For automatic portion control, sip wine from a Champagne flute, not an oversize goblet.

Source: Women’s Health


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