I used to eat a huge, vitamin-empty bowl of cereal every morning to only find myself starving by 10:30 am! Instead I mix a 1/2 cup of oats with either Greek yogurt or sliced almonds! or both! *Don't forget to eat breakfast!-- it revs your metabolism for the day!
Skip Large glass of juice
Swap Piece of fruit
Savings per day 90 calories
Weight loss per year: 7 pounds
I carry an orange around almost any and everywhere! The time it takes to peel it equals the same time I'd be on my second glass of juice. A lot of juice is packed with sugar anyways so beware!
Skip Cup of sweetened yogurt Swap Plain low-fat or fat-free yogurt with 1/2 cup sliced fruit
Savings per day 100 calories
Weight loss per year: 8 pounds
I love Greek yogurt, too! It packs a punch of protein and tastes heavenly! I recommend Stonyfield OIKOS and Chobani!
Skip Tall mocha
Swap Tall latte with 1 percent or skim milk
Savings per day 145 calories
Weight loss per year: 11 pounds
Black coffee has little to no calories. Can't do it black?, opt for skim milk or sweeten with cinnamon or mocha powder!
Skip Large plate of pasta (2 1/2 cups) with 1/2 cup red sauce Swap 4-ounce skinless chicken breast with 1 cup pasta and 1/2 cup red sauce
Savings per day 240 calories
Weight loss per year: 18 pounds
A good tip from Shape Magazine!: “If you're a carb queen who loves bagels, pretzels and pastas, you're probably lacking in the protein department. Lean meats such as chicken are satisfying and low-calorie, a good balance to carbohydrate intake.”
Skip 2 cups fat-free ice cream
Swap Two miniature (0.7-ounce) candy bars
Savings per day 200 calories
Weight loss per year: 15 pounds
I'll reach for a few blocks of dark chocolate (70% or higher) to munch on! It’s just enough to satisfy my sweet tooth plus it’s high in antioxidants!