Archive for Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Steps to save calories

June 18, 2003


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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