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How to Cut Calories to Lose Weight

If you’re trying to lose weight, small changes to cut calories can make a big impact. Learn how to cut calories to lose weight: get ideas for low-calorie recipes and low-calorie meals and ingredients you can swap to cut calories without noticing.

If you're trying to lose weight, small changes in your diet can have a big impact when it comes to cutting the total amount of calories you eat. Trade sour cream for plain nonfat Greek yogurt. Rich and creamy plain yogurt adds tang and texture similar to sour cream for baked potatoes and burritos. It is also barely noticeable as a replacement in dips and creamy salads. You'll save about 80 calories per quarter cup. You can also swap cauliflower in for potatoes. For only 29 calories per cup, you can steam it, and then use your food processor to get mashed cauliflower that's as creamy as mashed potatoes. Switch from chips to popcorn to save about 70 calories. You'll get the satisfaction of a crunchy snack, plus you get to eat more. Three cups of popcorn compared to a serving of potato chips. Ditch one piece of bread and eat your sandwich open-faced. An open-face sandwich can be as satisfying as one with double the bread. By removing the top slice, you'll save 100 calories and still get all the yummy filling. Have your latte with skim milk instead of whole milk. For an 8-ounce latte, you'll save 70 calories, plus cut down on your saturated fat. For more healthy eating tips, come to eatingwell.com.
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