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50 Easy Ways to Cut 100 Calories

Lose Weight Without Deprivation


8/26/2013 12:51:21 AM

These are great reminders. No matter how often they come up. It is good to read through them, to see how my life fits into the scheme of things.
8/23/2013 11:15:55 AM

I am shocked and disappointed by all the negativity and plain ignorance directed toward this article. The article is obviously aimed at those not currently living a healthy lifestyle, giving them ideas on small ways to positively change their eating habits. In fact to many this is probably eye opening, most people aren't aware of the fat and calories consumed.

No most of these options are not "clean", but the average person eating a high calorie fast food laden diet isn't going to reform overnight and expecting them to is just going to scare them, and make being healthy seem even more impossible, giving them information and options like this may just inform and empower them to start making changes. So maybe we should climb off our high horses and help those stumbling below us instead of merely judging them.

Oh and who eats candy apples? Normal people! I loved them, Carmel covered in chocolate rolled in nuts....mmmm......buts that's how I got to be over 260lbs, eating whatever I pleased and turning a blind eye to nutritional value and calories. I made small choices that empowered me to make bigger ones as I saw and felt the difference in myself and am now down over 100lbs and living a very different life. We have to start somewhere.
8/21/2013 9:49:18 PM

I am always disappointed by articles that assume eating less of one item will help you lose weight. The real problem is not compensating by eating an extra 100 calories at some other point during the day when you are able to cut out some calories. Our bodies are very good at convincing us to eat exactly the number of calories we need to maintain our current weight. The only time I notice a difference is when I track my calories or pay careful attention to my portions throughout the day, NOT when I use tricks to reduce the calories from one meal or snack.
8/21/2013 1:55:49 PM

I had to shake my head at some of these. Took me back....wayyyy back.
8/21/2013 1:45:51 PM

Why is drinking soda even listed on this? What a disappointing article...
8/21/2013 1:35:12 AM

Wow, what a disappointing article. Any dieter should avoid this uninformed and not scientifically based article. This article needs some serious fact checking and it should be pulled from the website until a dietician or other professional rewrites it! Who eats candy apples?
8/20/2013 10:43:01 PM

KATEJ17's SparkPage
I agree with some other comments that many of the substitutions suggested are laden with chemicals and may not be a good swap at all. "Free" and "Light" items just replace the fat or sugar with something else that might not be healthy. Diet soda is horrible for you. Why not eat just a tiny bit of a desired item to cut calories, instead of an entire portion? You still save calories, and can enjoy your food.
8/20/2013 11:51:10 AM

BRONHI's SparkPage
"Prepare your coffee with 4 oz. of fat-free half and half instead of regular half and half." HALF A CUP of half and half? Exsqueeze me, would you like some coffee with that half and half?
8/20/2013 4:08:03 AM

CLAIRE3000's SparkPage
want to add to the advice for the beverages: a great start is to water down your juice.
I started adding about a third of water, and now I actually just sweeten my water with maybe a third of juice. Tasty, light and much more refreshing!
It probably works with soda too, I don't drink it anyway, so I don't know.
I make my own "soda" by adding St.Pellegrino to juice (tastes better than "seltzer").
8/10/2013 5:50:44 PM

DELLMEL's SparkPage
Great article. But I deal with my calories and doing okay so far.
8/6/2013 1:42:28 PM

Will these suggestions decrease your calories? Well, except for some (hopefully) typos, yes.

Will these suggestions improve your health? Some of them may actually be worse for your health.

When will people stop thinking that a decrease in calories automatically means an increase in health?
7/16/2013 12:56:39 AM

_UMAMI_'s SparkPage
Are numbers 21 and 25 a joke? I can't imagine eating 6 oz (six SERVINGS?) of potato or tortilla chips, and 3 oz of any cheese on a sandwich would make me gag. Portion sizes seem way off....

I guess Editors have gone the way of paper-based books and newspapers.
6/27/2013 12:09:04 PM

4 ounces of half and half? A cup of coffee is only 6-8 ounces...
And please let's stop telling everyone that fat free and sugar free is the way to go. Enough already.
6/22/2013 11:23:18 PM

AC7881's SparkPage
Over half the substitutions are for unhealthy foods/beverages.
5/28/2013 3:30:35 PM

I see what the article is aiming at, by offering easier options to get you started until you are comfortable to give the soda up entirely for water and the like but I have to agree with those who are mentioning that Diet Soda is terrible for you. Granted no soda is good for you but the aspartame in diet is very bad for anyone's health regardless of size... Overall though it helps stir up some good ideas of things I can do in my own diet using the list.

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