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Simple Swaps to Cut 500 Calories

April 2, 2014

When it comes to new eating habits, we can use all the help we can get. Here are a few easy ways to cut 500+ calories from your diet.

Pop Your Own

Most large, buttery tubs of popcorn from the concession have a whopping 1,000+ calories. Smuggle in your own 94% fat-free popcorn and save around 900 calories.

Get Your Cake, And Eat It Too

If you have a sweet tooth it’s fine to give in every once in awhile. Trade your ginormous cupcake for amini version. You can cut around 500 calories.

Fool Yourself

We’ve talked about this before, My Plate Trick. Trade your 12-inch dinner plate for a10-inch one. Do that for every meal of the day and you’ll save around 500 calories.

Pizza Pizza

Rather than going for a deep dish, double cheese pizza with pepperoni, sausage, and bacon- opto for a thin-crust vegetable cheese pizza instead. You will easily net 500+ calories.

It’s the little things:

It’s not just about cutting massive amounts of calories from one meal. Here are a few simple ways to cut around 100 calories that will really add up.

  • Use skim milk in place of flavored coffee-creamer 
  • Order bacon, not sausage with your eggs 
  • Skip the crackers and cheese on top of your soup 
  • Top your sandwich with onions, lettuce, and tomato- skip the cheese 
  • Grab a Dannon Light & Fit yogurt, not a low-fat fruit blend

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