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10 ways to slash 100 calories or more

September 14th, 2011 | no comments

cut caloriesIt takes eating 3500 extra calories to gain one pound of body fat. Sound like a lot? That’s only 500 extra calories per day over the course of one week! So let’s say it takes your body 2000 calories to maintain your current weight– eat those 2000 calories plus guzzle one venti white chocolate mocha from Starbucks every morning and by the end of the week, you can welcome an extra pound of body fat (and that’s without the whipped cream on top)! Of course this is assuming you aren’t burning it off through exercise.

It doesn’t take much effort to gain weight, but when you try taking it off it almost feels like you’re climbing a very steep mountain doesn’t it? Here are 10 simple ways that you can slash 100 calories or more without feeling hungry:

Instead of this:

Choose this:

Save this:

Bacon, egg and cheese croissant Egg and cheese on English muffin 190 calories
Large plain bagel with cream cheese 1/2 of a whole wheat bagel with a smear of peanut butter 125 calories

Venti Café Mocha with whipped cream

Tall non-fat Café Mocha with no whipped cream

240 calories

Cream of broccoli

 

Chicken noodle soup

100 calories

Alfredo or cream sauces on your pasta

Marinara sauce

 

105 calories

 

Breaded chicken sandwich on white bread

Grilled chicken sandwich on whole grain bread

150 calories

 

Salad with iceberg lettuce, ranch dressing and croutons

Salad with Romaine lettuce, balsamic vinaigrette and lots of vegetables

125 calories

Fried rice Brown rice 200 calories 
Breaded/fried fish

Baked/grilled fish

110 calories

 

16 ounces of soda, fruit punch, fruit drink or juice

Water with a twist of lemon or lime

200 calories

I challenge you to look for ways to slash 100 calories today and notice the difference in your “bottom line” tomorrow!

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