It's hard to know what's good and what's better these days, especially when it comes to diet food. Here's a few things you probably didn't know about your calorie intake:
Morning: Change ½ cup granola (typically 260 calories) to ¾ cup of a whole-grain cereal such as Puffins (more like 110 calories).
Flavor: Instead of broccoli + olive oil (approximately 110 calories per tablespoon), top them off with parmezan cheese (approximately 25 calories/tablespoon).
Looking to add extra flavor to veggies or a salad? Use two tablespoons of hummus (about 70 calories) with lemon and spices instead of the go-to two tablespoons of olive oil (about 240 calories).
Brewing: Instead of two regular beers (approximately 300 calories total), kick back with two light brews (about 200 calories total).
Sushi-Me: Aim for six pieces of sashimi (around 200 calories), not six pieces of sushi with rice (with add-ins. that's approximately 300 calories).
Fruity Fresh Add On: Nix candy-like Craisins (1/3 cup is about 130 calories) for naturally sweet blueberries (1/2 cup equals around 40 calories).
Never Eat Pie Alone: Share your slice of pie or piece of cake with two friends, and you'll save about 300 calories.
Wrap Up: Ditch the multi-grain wrap (210 calories) for a "naked" sandwich—over, say, a bed of greens (about 40 calories).
Clammy: Swap one cup of New England Clam Chowder (about 200 calories) with one cup of Manhattan Clam Chowder (around 100 calories).
Wake Up Call: Sprinkle some cinnamon or nutmeg to sweeten coffee. Sugary syrups can add up to 100 calories per drink.
Speading Out: Spreading one tablespoon of mayonnaise on your turkey sandwich adds around 100 calories. Reach for a still-tasty tablespoon of mustard, and you're looking at 15 calories.
Morning Glory: Make an omelet with one egg and two whites (about 104 calories). That's better than using three whole eggs=210 calories.
Top your burger with grilled onions or mushrooms (around 20 calories each) instead of cheddar cheese (typically around 120 calories for one piece).