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The No-Hunger Way to Cut 100s of Calories

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Turn Up the Burn

The more active you are, the fewer calories you'll need to cut. Try these food-fitness combos to reach your target number.

Goal: 100 calories

Burn 50: Get up from your desk and take a 20-minute walk at lunch.
Cut 50: Skip the oyster crackers in your soup.

Goal: 250 calories

Burn 125: Shovel the driveway for 20 minutes.
Cut 125: Hold the cinnamon bun. Eat two slices of cinnamon toast.

Goal: 500 calories

Burn 250: Spend two hours making dinner for the entire week.
Cut 250: Mist a pan with cooking spray instead of pouring in oil.

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Sources: Sari Greaves, RD, spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association; Jayne Hurley, RD, senior nutritionist for the Center for Science in the Public Interest; Barbara Rolls, PhD, author of The Volumetrics Eating Plan; Brian Wansink, PhD, FITNESS advisory board member and author of Mindless Eating; and Hope Warshaw, RD, author of Eat Out, Eat Right, third edition, and What to Eat When You're Eating Out

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, February 2010.


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12/11/2013 09:36:36 AM Report Abuse
jhvia wrote:

Its very helpful.Like the idea of using 1/2 applesauce in place of oil.

12/3/2013 06:53:28 PM Report Abuse
emben45429 wrote:

Excellent ideas!

9/25/2013 12:36:21 PM Report Abuse
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8/20/2013 05:42:32 PM Report Abuse
molly.krebs50 wrote:

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7/21/2013 02:34:56 PM Report Abuse

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