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50 Easy Ways to Cut 100 Calories

Lose Weight By Making Small Changes


11/9/2013 5:30:26 AM

LEANMEAN2's SparkPage
Thanks for sharing
11/2/2013 9:56:12 PM

I was looking forward to some great tips for shaving calories. As I went through the list for beverages, only #6 was even applicable to me. I only drink diet soda and water, and I already use skim milk. I'm not a beer drinker, nor a lemonade drinker. I don't like sugar in any drink. I also don't drink coffee, and although I would love to have a chocolate milkshake, it is not an option for weight loss. So no real help for me here.

Then I moved on to the other lists. Similar issues with impracticality. Who eats glazed donuts and bagel with full-fat cream cheese when trying to lose weight? I don't even put butter on my wheat toast. And a candy apple? Is that something people choose regularly? There are a few tips that make sense, but I'm betting most people already do them - like baked chips over regular. I usually love Sparkpeople tips, but this one fell short. If anyone has any other tasty and practical ideas for shaving calories, I'm still interested.
11/1/2013 12:27:42 PM

Going out to dinner- order either an appetizer or a dessert, not both, and share it. My husband and I have been sharing dessert when we go out to dinner for over 30 years. He eats faster than I do, so I get much less than half of it - just enough to satisfy my sweet tooth. I take tiny bites and eat slowly.
11/1/2013 11:14:15 AM

-SHOREIDO-'s SparkPage
Every little bit helps!! Thanks!
11/1/2013 7:46:01 AM

Might I suggest "don't drink your calories."
10/24/2013 7:36:33 PM

There are some good suggestions here, but diet sodas and some sugar free options containing aspartame or other unhealthy sugar free options is not the way to healthy eating, just saying. I used to try to cut calories anyway possible but know healthy eating is just as important as lower calorie.
10/20/2013 8:43:32 PM

Great tips on " 50 Ways to Cut 100 Calories"and thank you everyone for sharing but alas for those of us over 40, it takes a lot more than working out 10 - 20 min a day or "not drinking soda", to stay in good shape and stay healthy. So beginners and everyone remember it does get harder and harder, not impossible but does take the support of friends, groups like this, and of course a fairly good work schedule (work - life balance) :)
10/16/2013 10:34:39 AM

Although some of these tips are simple and are common sense, I saved this article for future reference. Thanks!
10/16/2013 1:39:50 AM

How sad for you that you've never had a candied apple. Admittedly not for veterans, but a great start for beginners. Good article for its purpose! :-)
10/15/2013 7:41:46 PM

Thank you for this article... I have recently started working on improving my health, and I have picked up some interesting ideas on easy ways to make small changes :) I find it sad that so many commenters seem to have forgotten how hard it is to get started on a journey... some of us need baby steps to get us moving. Surely nobody wakes up one morning and is all-knowing about fitness and eating well?
10/15/2013 6:11:39 PM

there were some good tips... Almond milk has even less calories than skim milk and is great for those who have lactose issues~also I find subbing Greek yogurt for mayo works in many of my recipes where I normally use mayo. I also make my own hummus but replace half of the chick peas with navy beans upping the protien and cutting the fat... Those are ways I do it... We're all here to encourage each other, right?
10/15/2013 12:38:38 PM

When someone is not eating healthy to begin with because they don't like giving up food they like, the lesser of two evils is to let them eat what they want ... just not as much. It will encourage them to watch their calories and they are not deprived of what they like. This is a very good article ... gave some good tips. Most diets and/or health plans fail because people don't have enough will power to stick to it. This article tells how you can eat the foods you want, but at the same time, lower your calories. We did something similar to this in our office and lost a lot of combined weight ... all by cutting our calories a little bit here and there. Several were rewarded with lower cholesterol and/or blood pressure. All diets don't work for all people.
10/15/2013 11:22:45 AM

Good Grief, People! Get off your high horses! These are suggestions to cut calories. It doesn't mean you will use every single suggestion. It could just be that it will twig something in someone that will help them cut that 100 calories that they need to cut. Cut the person who gave these suggestions and wrote the article some slack!
10/15/2013 10:47:41 AM

BITHOO's SparkPage
I guess we "experienced" Sparkers/dieters need to realize that headlines like "cut 100 calories" or "work off 100 calories" are likely to include tips we've had built into our lives for 10 years or more. I just keep hoping for something new beyond "park farther from your destination," "drink less soda," and "eat fewer fast food meals." Sigh.

10/15/2013 7:56:39 AM

Um, two tablespoons of real maple syrup actually have more calories than one tablespoon of butter...

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