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Archive for Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Steps to save calories

June 18, 2003

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Trimming calories from your daily diet isn't as hard as it sometimes seems.

The International Food Information Council Foundation suggests that just a 100-calorie-a-day adjustment along with increased physical activity can go a long way to help Americans keep their weight down. Some suggestions:

  • Swap an 8-ounce regular soft drink for a diet soft drink.
  • Drink 2 cups fat-free milk instead of 2 cups whole milk.
  • Use 1 teaspoon of mustard or ketchup or 1 tablespoon of fat-free mayonnaise instead of 1 tablespoon of regular mayonnaise.
  • Split a small bag of fries with a friend.
  • Slice a typical piece of apple pie about one-third smaller.
  • Eat five fewer potato chips and walk for six minutes.

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