So, you want some new tricks to slash calories? Well, here you go:
1. Slash the wrong kind of fat by spreading olive oil on your toast instead of butter. The smallest amount gives just enough flavor to please your palate while eliminating highly saturated, unhealthy fat completely.
2. Slash calories by including a serving of fruit (1 medium whole or 1 cup cut up) or 2 servings of cooked vegetables with every meal or snack you eat. You’ll fill up faster, add more fiber, vitamins and minerals, and end up with more micronutrients than you can imagine.
3. Slash calories even further by including 1/2 cup of cooked beans or lentils every day. It works for the same reasons as above.
4. Slash fat by sautéing your vegetables in diced onions that you’ve “sweated” in a frying pan over medium heat, covered, for 5 minutes. Add minced garlic and your vegetables and you won’t even miss the fat – there’s so much flavor.