I love peanut butter. In order to cut the calories in a peanut butter sandwich, I slightly toast the bread first. Then put about a teaspoon of peanut butter on a slice of bread. It still has the delicious taste of peanut butter and a slight crunch that I love!
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To cut portion sizes, calories and my grocery budget I buy lean hamburger in club packs and divide it at home. I now divide it into 3/4 pound packs instead of 1 pound packs. This does not affect the taste of recipes. It cuts calories and it makes my grocery budget go further.
When I first lost weight 5 years ago, I didn't know about Spark at first and had a lot to lose, so I ate the same things, but cut each portion I'd usually eat in half. It was an easy way to cut calories since I was eating way too much. I lost 50 pounds that year. After I'd started losing that way, I added in exercise and started making better food choices too. It all adds up.
It's an easy way to get started losing if you usually eat portions that are much too large.
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