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Mix it half and half!
Too often we get caught up in all-or-nothing. If you want to make things healthier, mix them half and half! Can't stand the taste of whole wheat pasta? Mix it with half a serving of regular pasta! Want to cut the calories on your soda, don't like diet? Mix it half with diet! It's a great way to wean...
Substitue half of the sandwich for salad
I found that eating half a sandwich with a salad at lunch is just as filling as eating a whole sandwich. Now I am saving extra calories by doing so and having a healthier lunch!
Cutting Salad Dressing Calories
Cut the calories in your "creamy" salad dressings by mixing half and half with either fat free sour cream or plain fat free yogurt. You still get plenty of flavor - but a LOT less calories!
Switch to Medium Eggs
To me, 2 eggs makes a nice weekend breakfast, but 1 egg feels like it isn't worth getting a pan dirty. Instead, limit the portion size by buying smaller eggs.
You'll save about 30 calories and 2 grams of fat per egg (vs. jumbo) without it looking like fewer eggs on your plate. They're cheaper too...
Lighten up your lemonade
I love lemonade and other tart juices, but sometimes they're too strong. Mixing them with water makes the flavor milder and saves on calories at the same time!
IF YOU MUST DRINK ALCOHAL!
IF YOU MUST DRINK ALCOHAL (NOT RECOMMENDED DURING WEIGHT LOSS!!!) TRY USING FLAVORED WATER AS YOUR MIXER. THEY COME IN TASTY FLAVORS PLUS 0 CALORIES ;-)
Cut your juice calories in half
I like to have a cup of 100% juice once per day, but the calories and sugar for a cup can be quite steep. I've learned to pour 4ozs of juice and dilute it with 4ozs of water. That way I still have a "cup" of juice, but with only half of the sugar and calories!
Cutting Calories # 4
NO MORE POTATO CHIPS! mmmmm...I am that person who can't just have 1 potato chip!!! So, I have started snacking on low fat or fat free croutons! They have at least 100 calories lower than potato chips, less than 1 g of fat and 1 g of protein per serving!