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50 Simple Ways to Shave 100 Calories off Your Food ...

By Neecey

Calories, calories, calories ... Cruel little things aren't they? They are tenacious little buggers. Sweat like a sweaty thing through a half hour workout and you still might have only burned your way through 200 of them. So how valuable is it for you to know how easy it is to save 100 calories in various ways on your food and beverage choices through the day? I can hear you now - yes, yes! Yes please! Well here they are:

1 Make an Omelet from 4 Egg Whites Instead of 2 Whole Eggs

Make an Omelet from 4 Egg Whites Instead of 2 Whole Eggs

2 Forget the Cone and Eat Ice Cream in a Bowl

Forget the Cone and Eat Ice Cream in a Bowl

3 Shove Your Chicken Salad into a Whole-wheat Pita Instead of in a Sandwich

Shove Your Chicken Salad into a Whole-wheat Pita Instead of in a Sandwich

4 Choose a Clear Broth Soup over a Creamy Soup

Choose a Clear Broth Soup over a Creamy Soup

5 Pick up an Espresso from the Coffee Shop Instead of Your Morning Latte

Pick up an Espresso from the Coffee Shop Instead of Your Morning Latte

6 Make Your Burger Bunless

Make Your Burger Bunless

7 Have a Turkey Burger Instead of Beef Burger

Have a Turkey Burger Instead of Beef Burger

8 Eat the Pie, Leave the Crust

Eat the Pie, Leave the Crust

9 Swap Pork Sausages for Turkey Sausages

Swap Pork Sausages for Turkey Sausages

10 Eat Brownies Au Naturel Not a La Mode

Eat Brownies Au Naturel Not a La Mode

11 Eat a Medium Orange Instead of Drinking 12 Oz. of Fresh Orange Juice

Eat a Medium Orange Instead of Drinking 12 Oz. of Fresh Orange Juice

12 Enjoy 5 Oz. of Chocolate Milk Instead of 5 Oz. of a Chocolate Milkshake

Enjoy 5 Oz. of Chocolate Milk Instead of 5 Oz. of a Chocolate Milkshake

13 Snack on 1 Oz. of Baked Potato Chips Instead of Regular Chips

Snack on 1 Oz. of Baked Potato Chips Instead of Regular Chips

14 Choose 3 Oz. of Mozzarella Cheese for Your Sandwich Instead of Swiss Cheese

Choose 3 Oz. of Mozzarella Cheese for Your Sandwich Instead of Swiss Cheese

15 Choose a Slice of Thin Crust Pizza over Thick Crust Pizza

Choose a Slice of Thin Crust Pizza over Thick Crust Pizza

16 Top Your Salad with 1.5 Oz Reduced-fat Italian Dressing Instead of Regular

Top Your Salad with 1.5 Oz Reduced-fat Italian Dressing Instead of Regular

17 Or Forego the Dressing Altogether and Use Olive Oil and Wine Vinegar Instead

Or Forego the Dressing Altogether and Use Olive Oil and Wine Vinegar Instead

18 Finish Dinner with 1 Cup of Low-fat Frozen Yogurt Instead of Regular Ice Cream

Finish Dinner with 1 Cup of Low-fat Frozen Yogurt Instead of Regular Ice Cream

19 Add Vegetable Toppings to Your Pizza Order and Say No to Pepperoni

Add Vegetable Toppings to Your Pizza Order and Say No to Pepperoni

20 Instead of 3 Oz of Regular Sour Cream, Use a Fat-free Variety

Instead of 3 Oz of Regular Sour Cream, Use a Fat-free Variety

21 Have a Quesadilla Made with Two 6-inch Corn, Not Flour, Tortillas

Have a Quesadilla Made with Two 6-inch Corn, Not Flour, Tortillas

22 Have a Piece of Chocolate Birthday Cake—but Scrape off the Frosting First

Have a Piece of Chocolate Birthday Cake—but Scrape off the Frosting First

23 Have a Fudgsicle Instead of a Serving (3/4 Cup) of Chocolate Ice Cream

Have a Fudgsicle Instead of a Serving (3/4 Cup) of Chocolate Ice Cream

24 Have a Skinless Chicken Breast Instead of Chicken with Skin

Have a Skinless Chicken Breast Instead of Chicken with Skin

25 Have an English Muffin Instead of a Bagel

Have an English Muffin Instead of a Bagel

26 Spread Your Sandwich Bread with Mustard Instead of Mayo

Spread Your Sandwich Bread with Mustard Instead of Mayo

27 Have Apple Slices Instead of 5 Crackers

Have Apple Slices Instead of 5 Crackers

28 Eat 1/2 Cup of Sugar Snap Peas Instead of a Large Banana

Eat 1/2 Cup of Sugar Snap Peas Instead of a Large Banana

29 Eat Your Granola from a 4-ounce Mug, Not an 8-ounce Bowl

Eat Your Granola from a 4-ounce Mug, Not an 8-ounce Bowl

30 Drizzle Extra Hot Sauce, Not Blue Cheese or Ranch Dressing, on Your Wings

Drizzle Extra Hot Sauce, Not Blue Cheese or Ranch Dressing, on Your Wings

31 Replace a Cinnamon Roll with 2 Slices of Raisin Toast with 1 Tbsp Low-fat Cream Cheese and 1 Tsp Powdered Sugar. Sprinkle with Cinnamon

Replace a Cinnamon Roll with 2 Slices of Raisin Toast with 1 Tbsp Low-fat Cream Cheese and 1 Tsp Powdered Sugar. Sprinkle with Cinnamon

32 Have Sugar-free Jell-O Instead of Pudding

Have Sugar-free Jell-O Instead of Pudding

33 Eat Tzatziki Instead of Hummus

Eat Tzatziki Instead of Hummus

34 Eat 7 Oz of Marinara Sauce Instead of 5 Oz Alfredo

Eat 7 Oz of Marinara Sauce Instead of 5 Oz Alfredo

35 Leave the Top Slice of Bread and Butter of Your Sandwich

Leave the Top Slice of Bread and Butter of Your Sandwich

36 Grill a Portobello Instead of a Burger Patty

Grill a Portobello Instead of a Burger Patty

37 Drink 1 Cup of Diet Soda Instead of 1 Cup of Regular Soda

Drink 1 Cup of Diet Soda Instead of 1 Cup of Regular Soda

38 Eat 2 Oz Pretzels Instead of 2 Oz Potato Chips

Eat 2 Oz Pretzels Instead of 2 Oz Potato Chips

39 Swap out 2 Taco Shells for Lettuce Wraps

Swap out 2 Taco Shells for Lettuce Wraps

40 Eat Low Fat Greek Yogurt with Berries Instead of Sugary Fruit Varieties

Eat Low Fat Greek Yogurt with Berries Instead of Sugary Fruit Varieties

41 For Meatballs Mix Half the Amount of Ground Beef the Recipe Calls for with Half as Much Cooked Brown Rice

For Meatballs Mix Half the Amount of Ground Beef the Recipe Calls for with Half as Much Cooked Brown Rice

42 Replace 1 TBSP Butter in Cake, Muffin, and Brownie Recipes with 1 TBSP Applesauce (and do It in Increments of 1 Tbsp)

Replace 1 TBSP Butter in Cake, Muffin, and Brownie Recipes with 1 TBSP Applesauce (and do It in Increments of 1 Tbsp)

43 Have a Slice of Angel Food Cake Drizzled with Chocolate Syrup Instead of 3 Cookies

Have a Slice of Angel Food Cake Drizzled with Chocolate Syrup Instead of 3 Cookies

44 Use 1 TBSP of Mayo and 1 TBSP of Low-fat Cottage Cheese to Make Tuna Salad

Use 1 TBSP of Mayo and 1 TBSP of Low-fat Cottage Cheese to Make Tuna Salad

45 Leave off the Crackers and Cheese from Your Chili

Leave off the Crackers and Cheese from Your Chili

46 Select Nonfat or 1% Milk Instead of Whole Milk (All Day)

Select Nonfat or 1% Milk Instead of Whole Milk (All Day)

47 Pick Water-packed Tuna Instead of Tuna Packed in Oil

Pick Water-packed Tuna Instead of Tuna Packed in Oil

48 Drink Wine from a Flute Instead of a Goblet

Drink Wine from a Flute Instead of a Goblet

49 Have a Margarita Instead of a Pina Colada

Have a Margarita Instead of a Pina Colada

50 Drink Two 12 Oz Light Beers Instead of Two Regular Beers

Drink Two 12 Oz Light Beers Instead of Two Regular BeersSee how simple it is? Just with tweaking swapping, changing portion size and making smart choices, there are plenty of ways to save 100 calories. What's even better is that it won't feel like dieting.

Just doing one or two of these things every day will do you good. Are you going to start?

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