Short of going on a formal food program, nutritionists say making simple changes can greatly improve the quality of your diet. For example, eat meat baked, grilled or broiled â€“ not fried, certainly not battered and fried. Wherever you add fat to your meals â€“ margarine on potatoes, dressing on salads â€“ cut back on it. And, here’s a biggie, eat vegetables and fruits for snacks. Also, no-calorie liquids. Did you see the video on this site about how much sugar is in a can of soda pop? Enough said.