If you are a college student living in our apartments in Blacksburg, VA you may be looking for easy ways to cut some calories. These easy changes to your diet can trim at least 500 calories (some trim even more)—just pick one a day and see what a big difference a few small changes can make.
Trade in your 20-ounce morning latte (290 calories) for a cup of black coffee with a splash of half-and-half (22 calories). Then skip the towering 24-ounce afternoon Frappuccino (330 calories), and have a 12-ounce iced coffee with a splash of skim and a couple of Hershey's Kisses (93 calories) instead. That's 505 calories—gone!
A movie's just not a movie without popcorn! But most large, buttery tubs from the concession stand have a whopping 1,000-plus calories. Smuggle in your own (air- or microwave-popped, 94% fat-free) and save around 900 calories.
Craving something sweet? Treat yourself to a mini-cupcake instead of a great big one, and you can slash around 500 calories.
This sandwich staple can clock in at 1,000 calories—ouch! A tuna-and–cream cheese sushi roll will hit the same spot for a lot less damage. We're talking a savings of more than 600 calories.
Simply trade in your 12-inch dinner plate for a 10-inch one, and you'll eat up to 22 percent fewer calories, research suggests. Do that for every meal of the day, and you'll bank around 500 calories.
Pizza is a college student staple. Choose a couple of slices of Domino's thin-crust cheese pizza with veggies instead of two slices of their deep-dish double-cheese pizza with pepperoni, shredded Parmesan, and anchovies to net a 500-plus calorie savings.