Simple Food Swaps That Save 100 Calories (or More!)

Want to cut calories without compromising flavor? Try these six easy swaps!

Simple Food Swaps That Save 100 Calories (or More!)

Cutting just 100 calories a day can help you lose up to 10 pounds a year! The easiest way to reduce your caloric intake is to find food swaps that are “one for one” – meaning you exchange breads for lower-calorie breads, or chips for lower-calorie chips. Here are some of our favorite substitutions that will still satisfy your appetite. (Please note that calorie counts are approximate.)


Bagel


Swap for: English muffin\r\n

You don't need to cut carbs altogether – just choose better bread! For breakfast, swap a bagel (which can contain as many as 400 calories) for a 150-calorie English muffin, and save yourself 250 calories.

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