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Cutting Calories - A Change In Lifestyle, A Change For The Better

By HealthLife Contributor
Updated: August 23, 2008
What is the best way to lose weight? Cut calories. What is the best way to cut calories? Change the way you eat. Cut back on calories, maintain your weight, and keep yourself healthy with these simple little tips. Take the time to read these 35 tips and put them to work for you. Your body will thank you for it.

1. Milk might do a body good, but only if it's low in fat. Drinking whole milk will do nothing to help you lose weight. If you have to drink milk, make it 1%, 2%, or maybe even non-fat milk.

2. Use your utensils to your benefit. Keep your portions under control by making use of small drinking glasses and small bowls.

3. Split a snack with a friend. Not only does this help you cut back on calories, but it also helps your friend do the same.

4. Use low calorie alternatives during breakfast. Use a sugar substitute to flavor your morning coffee, and sugar-free jelly or jam for your toast or waffles.
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5. Try a slice of turkey bacon or even Canadian bacon instead of the fattening alternative.

6. Love eggs? Fill your omelet with something other than cheese or meat. As an alternative try peppers, onions, or even a few mushrooms instead.

7. Use whole-wheat bread for your sandwiches.

8. Use fresh vegetables in your spaghetti instead of meat. Mushrooms, onions, zucchini and even peppers can prove to be healthier alternatives.

9. Keep the cheese out of your burger.

10. Use fat-free or low-fat condiments on your lunchtime meals.

11. Frozen foods are already proportioned. Eat one instead of a burger and avoid the overeating that usually takes place during lunch.

12. Eat fat-free, low-fat, or low-calories alternatives like sour cream, cheese, and cottage cheese during lunch.

13. Trim the fat from meats like chicken, beef, and pork before you cook them.

14. Eat less rice and pasta. Consider cutting back on these two culprits by half.

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