The No-Hunger Way to Cut 100s of Calories
Some of my favorite advice from this article:
- Use 1 tablespoon of mayo and 1 tablespoon of low-fat cottage cheese to make tuna salad.
- Toss your salad with 1 tablespoon of dressing until every lettuce leaf is coated. You'll get away with using half the usual serving size. Try this trick at dinner too.
- Making meatballs? Mix half the amount of ground beef the recipe calls for with half as much cooked brown rice.
- Measure out your breakfast cereal; overestimating by just 1/3 cup can add 100 calories
- Make your own salad dressing using low-sodium, fat-free broth in place of 2 tablespoons of oil.
- Having fajitas? Fill up one tortilla rather than three, then eat the rest of your fixings with a fork.
- Skip the small movie-theater popcorn and bring your own 1-ounce bag of Lay's.
- At the mall, curb a craving for a soft pretzel with a 100-calorie pretzel pack.
- Eat fruit before every meal. In a Pennsylvania State University study, people who munched apples 15 minutes before lunch ate about 187 fewer calories.
- When making mac and cheese, resist temptation and prep just half the box. Save the rest in a zip-top bag for next time.
- Use your grandmother's Joy of Cooking and you'll save an average of 506 calories over three meals, according to a recent Cornell University study. The secret: Smaller portion sizes and lower-calorie ingredients were called for back then.