The science is simple: Eating fewer calories makes you drop pounds. But depriving yourself by skimping on meals and banishing snacks only makes you hungry and pissed off. Plus, you are more likely to binge in the end anyway.
The real solution lies in cutting out just a few little extra items from each meal (truly, your taste buds won't even realize their absence) as well as making some food swaps so you sacrifice one fat-bomb ingredient and replace it with a more flavorful option. Incorporate a few of these ideas into your day and you'll soon feel lighter and-as a bonus-healthier. Need to drop five pounds in a week? Your diet starts here.
1) Skip the croutons, halve the Parmesan dressing, and say no to extra cheese on top of your Caesar salad.
2) Order or whip up an egg-white scramble with two pieces of turkey bacon rather than a whole-egg omelette with two pieces of pork bacon.
3) Use 4 tablespoons of hummus instead of 2 tablespoons of regular mayonnaise on yourRead More »from 10 Tricks to Cut Calories at Every Meal