Smart Substitutions For Your Foods

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Many people associate losing weight with deprivation. The reality is -- you're on a diet; you're not dead. In other words, you can still enjoy modified versions of your favorite foods. You won't believe how much you can actually save in fat and calories while still satisfying your cravings. It's simply a matter of making mini changes. Got milk? A cup of the full fat kind will cost you 160 calories and 8 grams of fat, while the skim version has just 90 calories and 0 grams of fat. If you've got a serious soft spot for cheese, keep this in mind - one slice of the average American cheese has 100 calories and 8 grams of fat. However, a slice of low-fat cheese has 50 calories and 3 grams of fat per slice. Do you have an illicit love affair with mayo? Two tablespoons of this creamy dreamy condiment cost a whopping 110 calories and 11 grams of fat. But on the upside, light mayo is a much more affordable 35 calories and 2 grams of fat per tablespoon.