One pound = 3,500 calories

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That means cutting out 500 calories a day to lose 1 pound a week. And if you’re looking to lose 20 pounds that means you only have to cut 70,000 calories out of your diet.

So here are some ways to cut calories without cutting out all the fun:

Instead of two slices of bacon (100 calories, 7 grams of fat) have two slices of Morning Star Veggie Bacon Strips (60 calories, 4.5 fat).

Have an English muffin (120 calories, 0.5 fat) instead of two slices of toast (240 calories, 3 grams of fat).

Make an omelet with 3 egg whites, which contain only 50 calories and not even a gram of fat. A regular omelet with yolks and all would run you 210 calories and 13.5 grams of fat. If you miss the yolk, throw one in there with two egg whites and you’ll still be saving 140 calories and 9 grams of fat.

Instead of adding 2 Tablespoons of cream (40 calories, 3 grams of fat) to your coffee, use fat free half and half (20 calories, 0.4 grams of fat).

Have ½ cup of brown rice (100 calories, 1fat) mixed with ½ cup of sautéed vegetables instead of 1 cup of rice pilaf (300 calories, 9 fat).

Enjoy a piece of No Pudge! Brownie (120 calories, 0 fat) instead of a regular brownie (170 calories, 8 fat). Instead of a scoop of vanilla ice cream (145 calories, 16 fat), have it with a scoop of Cool Whip Free (15 calories, 0 fat)

So there you have it. 6 simple ways to cut out more than 700 calories in a day. How do you cut out calories in your diet?

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