20 Ways to Cut 100 Calories

Posted on: December 21, 2015
Tags: Healthy eating,

20 Ways to Cut 100 Calories


Maintaining a healthy weight depends on achieving energy balance. This is accomplished by balancing the amount of energy burned and food consumed in your day.

Small changes in the types of foods you eat and in the portion sizes you choose will quickly add up to 100 calories, or even more!

1. Select 1% milk instead of whole milk.

2. Use a nonstick skillet and cooking spray in place of butter to cook your eggs.

3. Select lean ham or Canadian bacon instead of regular sausage or bacon.

4. Fill your omelet with onions, peppers, spinach, and other vegetables instead of cheese and meat.

5. Select water-packed tuna instead of tuna packed in oil.

6. Leave 3-4 bites on your plate (not the vegetables!)

7. Enjoy your salad without croutons.

8. Season steamed vegetables with fresh lemon and herbs instead of butter.

9. Eat slowly to make your meal last and reduce your urge for second helpings.

10. Have a single scoop of ice cream in a cup and skip the cone.

11. Pay attention to serving sizes. Some cans and bottles contain two or more servings.

12. Choose no sugar added fruit juices.

13. Freeze grapes or strawberries for a popsicle-like treat.

14. Control your portions by pouring an individual serving of pretzels or chips into a bowl instead of eating from a bag.

15. Choose canned fruit packed in water or its own juices instead of heavy syrup.

16. Put some popcorn kernels in a brown lunch bag and make in the microwave.

17. When eating out, ask for the bread to be taken away from your table.

18. Ask for sauce and salad dressing on the side. Only use enough for flavor.

19. Select an appetizer as your main dish, or share an entry with a friend.

20. Substitute steamed vegetables for the starchy potato, rice or pasta

* No one tip will equal exactly 100 calories, but selecting a few of your favorites each day will get you on your way!