10 Easy Ways to Cut Calories

BIDMC Contributor

JUNE 01, 2016

When the warmer weather arrives, and it’s fun to indulge in delicious, seasonal delicacies; but, it’s also important to watch your waistline. Here are some helpful tips to do just that:

  • Replace your bagel with a whole-grain English muffin.
  • Choose light yogurt instead of regular, without fruit on the bottom. Even better, choose fat-free plain yogurt and add fresh fruit.
  • Use 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil with vinegar on a salad instead of regular bottled salad dressing.
  • When eating at a restaurant, eat only half of the entrée and add a side salad or broth-based soup.
  • Instead of drinking juice, eat the actual piece of fruit.
  • Measure a portion of nuts and eat 1/4 cup instead of 1/2 cup.
  • Drink seltzer water instead of soda.
  • Replace that chocolate chip cookie with a small square of dark chocolate.
  • Eat 1 cup of fat-free pudding instead of 1 cup of regular ice cream.
  • Instead of eating 1 cup of pasta, add 1 cup of cooked vegetables to 1/2 cup of pasta.

June 2016

Above content provided by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. For advice about your medical care, consult your doctor.
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