Summer Foods That Keep You Slim

Burgers, potato salad, ice cream...yum, but talk about porking out. These skinnier swaps go there with taste and are sooo satisfying.


DITCH: Vanilla ice-cream cone (644 calories; 32 grams fat in a medium serving)
DEVOUR: Ice-cream sandwich (190 calories; 8 grams fat)

The sandwich has cold, creamy, and cakey covered. There's no feeling of "poor me" here.


DITCH: Movie-theater popcorn (1,200 calories; 75 grams fat in a medium tub)
DEVOUR Licorice (500 calories; 3 grams fat in a 5-ounce serving, a typical concession box size)

Theater popcorn is made with very unhealthy oil. Buy a box of licorice to split with your guy. Surprised? Find out which habits that are giving you belly pudge.


DITCH: Beef cheeseburger (600 calories; 20 grams fat)
DEVOUR: Turkey cheeseburger (350 calories; 8 grams fat)

Ground beef has lots of fat, but lean ground turkey, not much. And using a low-fat American or cheddar slice cuts even more calories. Plus: Find out which healthy foods that are making you fat.

DITCH: Potato salad (225 calories; 14 grams fat in ¾ cup)
DEVOUR: Coleslaw (147 calories; 11 grams fat in ¾ cup)

Coleslaw lacks the starchy calories in potatoes yet satisfies comfort-food cravings.

DITCH: Frozen coffee drink (430 calories; 14 grams fat in 16 ounces)
DEVOUR: Iced latte (90 calories; 0 fat in 16 ounces)

A latte with nonfat milk supplies that sweet caffeine fix without sacrificing flavor. Learn the easy ways to cut 100 calories at every meal.

DITCH: Guacamole with tortilla chips (265 calories; 12 grams fat in ¼ cup of dip plus 10 chips)
DEVOUR: Tzatziki yogurt dip with pita chips (160 calories; 9 grams fat in ¼ cup of dip plus 10 chips)

Yogurt is the main ingredient in the tzatziki dip, giving you a calcium and protein boost. And pita chips are baked, not fried in fat. Wanta know which snack Is healthier?

DITCH: Piña colada (650 calories; 20 grams fat)
DEVOUR: Vodka pineapple cocktail (140 calories; 0 fat)

You won't notice pudgeapalooza coconut cream missing from the slim version of this classic: 2 ounces vodka, 5 ounces club soda, and a splash of pineapple juice. Plus: The 10 Best Weight-Loss Tips Ever

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