14:10 11 September 2006
While many of us acknowledge that our diets are less than 100% healthy, few are willing to swap the white wine for wheatgrass juice.
However, there are easy adjustments that can be made to your daily routine that will have a positive and significant impact on your diet without causing too much pain.
Follow these easy steps to cut out calories and lose weight.
Swap coke for lemon iced tea
When you've worked up a bit of a thirst, it's tempting to reach for a cold glass of coke to cool down. But filled with 139 calories and 35g of sugar per can, it's far from being the best thirst quencher around.
So, the next time you're parched, sip delicious lemon iced tea instead trim actress Hilary Duff orders it instead of a fizzy drink. It's free from fat, and contains only 90 calories and 20g of sugar we'll drink to that!
Calories saved: 49
Sugar saved: 15g
Swap tuna mayonnaise baguette for tuna sushi
Tuna mayo is a perfect choice for alfresco eating, as it's quick, light and easy to prepare. But a crusty tuna mayonnaise baguette is laden with 535 calories and 23g of fat! So why not follow Sadie Frost's healthy example and snack on sushi instead? You can spice things up with tuna sushi rolls, which average around 140 calories and only 2g of fat in a serving.
Calories saved: 395
Fat saved: 21g
Swap beefburger for grilled salmon
Tasty beefburgers can be hard to resist, but you might consider that a typical patty contains up to 630 calories and 32g of fat. Kim Cattrall is a fan of Dr Nicholas Perricone's diet, which includes salmon to improve the skin and maintain a slim figure. One fillet has 220 calories, and 13g of healthy omega-3 fat which helps keep the heart healthy. What better incentive do you need?
Calories saved: 410
Fat saved: 19g
Swap beer for fruity sangria
Lager is the easiest way to get a beer belly, and there's at least 182 calories in a pint.
Kerry Katona ditched the booze when she wanted to lose weight, but if you fancy a tipple, raise a glass to sangria a meagre 80 calories.
Calories saved: 102
Swap chicken Ceasar salad for Nicoise
Many dieters think that a salad is the healthiest choice. However, as fresh vegetable fan Natasha Hamilton knows, a typical chicken Ceasar salad with croutons and dressing has 530 calories and 22g of fat, whereas a tuna nicoise, which also includes olives, potatoes and eggs, weighs in at just 245 calories and 9.5g of fat per serving.
Calories saved: 285
Fat saved: 12.5g
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