10 Calorie-Cutting Shortcuts

Dieting and counting calories for weight loss doesn’t have to feel like an exercise in advanced physics. Instead, take the approach of making smart food substitutions that could help you shave up to 100 calories, and in some cases much more, from the meals and snacks you already eat. No starvation, no calculations – just simple and satisfying food!

By Kate Geagan, MS, RD

Cut Back on Granola


Granola can be very calorie-dense and contain a surprising amount of sugar. Instead of eating a cup of it with milk, which approximately 400 calories (not including the milk), try topping an ounce of granola on some plain low-fat yogurt for just 250 calories.