How to Cut Calories From Your Day

You probably know you need to eat fewer calories to lose weight.
The reason is simple: Veggies have fewer calories, but since they have lots of fiber and water, they can still fill you up.
>When you sauté meat or vegetables on a stovetop, they soak up any butter or oil they're cooked in, which adds more calories.
This technique means you simmer food in a liquid -- anything from water to wine to flavored broth.
A lot of creamy sauces, spreads, and salad dressings can quickly add on calories.
Sorbet might scratch your ice cream itch with fewer calories.
Say no and you could spare yourself around 100 calories.
Coffee and tea are great, low-cal drink choices on their own.
You'll save calories and add fiber and protein if you scoop up healthy spreads like hummus with celery, carrots, or sliced peppers instead of crackers or pita.
That family size bag of chips may seem like a better deal, but it makes it harder to control how much you eat.
Some studies show you crave more sweets when you drink it, and you may gain more weight, too.
Eggs are great because they're high in protein and satisfy hunger well.
You'll feel fuller, and you might even eat fewer calories.
It's easier to drive past the greasy burger joint when you know there's a healthy meal at home.

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Reviewed by Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, LD on Thursday, April 26, 2018

Diet and Weight Loss: How to Cut Calories From Your Day

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