- Instead of one croissant, eat two pieces of whole-wheat toast with a smidge of butter or cream cheese on each slice.
- Scoop out the white-bread inside of your plain bagel.
- Order or whip up an egg-white scramble with two pieces of turkey bacon rather than a whole-egg omelette with two pieces of pork bacon.
- Use 4 tablespoons of hummus instead of 2 tablespoons of regular mayonnaise on your sandwich. Or go with mustard, which is practically calorie-free (just 3 in each little packet!).
- Dress your salad with 1 tablespoon each of oil and vinegar in place of creamy ranch dressing.
- Eat your French-or Italian-bread sandwich/hero open-faced so you consume only one slice of bread.
- Opt for a 1-cup serving of no-butter microwave popcorn rather than munching on a bag of potato chips.
- Snack on a medium-size cup of low-fat frozen yogurt in lieu of a candy bar.
- Skip the croutons, halve the Parmesan dressing, and say no to extra cheese on top of your Caesar salad.
- Eat two part-skim string cheeses instead of a plate of three crackers with whole-milk cheese cubes.
- Skip the cheese and sour cream that often come as toppings on a bowl of chili or a baked potato.
- Pass on the roll or pretzel stick that arrives with your soup or salad.
- Order your burger sans cheese.
- Nosh on a handful of pretzels at the bar during happy hour rather than the same amount of nuts.
- Say no when your server offers fresh grated Parmesan cheese on your pasta.
- Replace your vodka tonic with a vodka soda. (Soda water, like regular water, has nada calories.)
- Dunk 10 tortilla chips in salsa, not guacamole.
- Share a small order of spicy wings on the bone instead of breaded chicken wings.
- When you cook at home, use a spray like Pam to coat the pan (spritz for one full second) instead of using a tablespoon of olive oil.
- Put a dollop of Tru Whip on your slice of pie or cake rather than 2 tablespoons of hot fudge or chocolate syrup.
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