20 Easy Ways to Cut 100 Calories From Your Day

You can't keep eating the same way and expect to lose weight. As tough as that fact is to swallow, it's true. You've got to cut out or burn a total of 3,500 calories a week, which breaks down to 500 calories a day. Exercise can only burn so much (a 30-minute run equals about 250 calories), so you've got to cut out the rest in your diet. Every little bit helps so here are 20 ways you can ditch 100 calories from your day.

  1. Go open-face and ditch the top piece of whole-wheat bread: 100 calories
  2. Skip the eight-ounce glass of orange juice with your breakfast: 112 calories
  3. Use a nonstick pan with a little cooking spray instead of one tablespoon of canola oil: 124 calories
  4. Hold one slice of cheddar from your wrap: 113 calories
  5. Omit the one tablespoon of mayo on your sandwich: 90 calories
  6. Enjoy your salad naked without two tablespoons of balsamic dressing: 100 calories
  7. Cut one tablespoon of butter from a recipe: 102 calories
  8. Say no thanks to the two strips of bacon on your egg sandwich: 92 calories
  9. Top your oatmeal with eight grapes (27 calories) instead of one-quarter cup of raisins (123 calories): 96 calories
  10. Put back two-thirds cup of cooked pasta: 104 calories
  11. Have half a cup of cooked quinoa instead of one cup: 111 calories
  12. Skip the one-quarter cup of real maple syrup and enjoy your stack plain: 100 calories
  13. Use one tablespoon of almond butter instead of two: 95 calories
  14. Skip the can of Coca-Cola: 90 calories
  15. Skip the roll (76) with a pat of butter (36) before dinner: 112 calories
  16. Enjoy one glass of wine instead of two: 120 calories
  17. Pass on the nine tortilla chips with your burrito: 105 calories
  18. Go for thin-crust cheese pizza (192 calories) over regular-style pepperoni (298 calories): 106 calories
  19. Ask the waiter to hold one slice of swiss cheese from your lunch: 106 calories
  20. Have a small baked sweet potato with dinner instead of a large one: 99 calories

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