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.

Want to help lower your risk of getting cancer? The answer could be in the food you eat! Dr. John Whyte, chief medical officer at WebMD and the author of "Take Control of Your Cancer Risk," says there are three kinds of foods that could really help prevent cancer: garlic, fish and grapes. And what three kinds of foods should you avoid? Red and processed meats, refined grains, and alcoholic and sugary drinks. Watch the videos below to learn more about how food could be connected to your cancer risk.