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25 Simple Ways to Decrease 100 Calories or More

  1. For that morning latte, choose non-fat milk instead of whole milk.
  2. Substitute 4 egg whites or ½ cup egg substitute for 2 whole eggs.
  3. Substitute light, low calorie yogurt for classic or custard style yogurt.
  4. Substitute a single piece of Canadian bacon for the usual 2 thick strips of bacon.
  5. Trade 2 tablespoons of regular butter for two tablespoons of light whipped butter.
  6. Use light or sugar free pancake syrup instead of regular syrup.
  7. Choose diet soda instead of regular soda.
  8. Enjoy salsa rather than cheese dip or guacamole with tortilla chips.
  9. Try raw veggies instead of tortilla chips with your salsa.
  10. Eat a half a cup of fresh fruit instead of a half cup of dried fruit.
  11. Try sherbet or frozen yogurt instead of regular ice cream.
  12. Order thin crust pizza instead of the pan pizza with thick crust.
  13. Order a deli sandwich with sliced whole wheat bread instead of a bagel or croissant.
  14. Use mustard or low-fat mayonnaise on a sandwich rather than regular mayonnaise.
  15. Choose red sauce rather than white cream-based sauces on pasta.
  16. Bake, rather than fry, your French fries.
  17. Use tuna packed in water rather than tuna packed in oil.
  18. Remove the skin from chicken pieces.
  19. Grill a sandwich with non-stick cooking spray rather than butter.
  20. Omit or decrease by half the butter or margarine in macaroni and cheese or any boxed meal.
  21. Dilute regular fruit juice with ½ cup water and sip throughout the day or drink diet fruit juice.
  22. Instead of regular sliced bread, try the light or reduced calorie bread for sandwiches and toast.
  23. Eat baked potato chips rather than regular potato chips and you will save half the calories.
  24. Use a small bowl for your morning cereal instead of a larger bowl.
  25. Ask for a side salad rather than fries as a side dish.