Health Tip: Eat a Lighter Meal

Suggested substitutions

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(HealthDay News) -- If you want to trim calories and lose weight, making a few substitutions at each meal can add up to big savings.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these suggestions:

  • Skip cheese and extra meat on your sandwich in favor of healthier vegetables, such as tomatoes, cucumbers or lettuce.
  • Pair a sandwich with a side salad or fruit, instead of French fries or chips.
  • Instead of soups with meat or a creamy base, opt for broths and vegetables.
  • Enjoy a salad, but don't douse it with dressing. Instead, dip your fork in dressing before each bite.
  • If you're ordering a restaurant entree, opt for a broth-based soup or a salad as your side item.

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