25 Easy Ways to Cut 50 (Or More!) Calories From Every Meal

Losing weight isn't about changing your life overnight. It's about small changes that add up

Greg Presto November 9, 2012

Pain-Free Ways to Cut Calories

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To lose a pound of fat, you have to burn 3,500 more calories than you take in. But you don't have to do it all at once--if you reduce your food intake by 500 calories per day, you'll lose a pound in a week. Reduce by half that much, and you'll lose one in two weeks.

It even works in smaller increments, and that's where these tips come in: Use these 25 strategies to cut 50 calories from just about any meal you're preparing. You'll barely notice the difference on your plate--but you'll notice plenty when it comes to your waistline.

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