It'd be nice if we always really wanted carrots and broccoli, but face it, that's not going to happen. At least there's a way to outsmart your appetite by going for foods with similar taste and texture.
1. "I could really go for some nachos."
A plateful of nachos with the works can have 1,520 calories and 100 grams of fat. Kill the craving for just 190 calories and 8 grams of fat by filling a crispy taco shell with refried beans, reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and salsa. You win by saving 1,330 calories and 92 grams of fat.
2. "I need to devour a pizza, stat."
A single slice of four-cheese pizza can cost you 330 calories and 11 grams of fat. But if you take half of a whole wheat pita and top it with chopped tomatoes, some shredded light mozzarella cheese, and some basil and oregano, you can satisfy that pizza craving for 196 calories and 8 grams of fat. You win by saving 134 calories and 3 grams of fat.
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