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Secrets to Shedding Pounds Fast

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We asked experts for other surprising food substitutions to help you slim down. Mix and match changes to regular diet to slash 500 calories (or more) a day and you'll lose 4 pounds in a month!

Instead of: 20-Once Vanilla Soy Latte (300 calories)
Have: 20-ounce unsweetened iced tea with stevia or lemon (0 calories)
You Save: 300 calories

Instead of: 1 cup of 1% milk in your cereal (102 calories)
Have: 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk (40 calories)
You save: 62 calories

Instead of: 4 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette dressing (299 calories)
Have: 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar and 1 teaspoon olive oil (54 calories)
You save: 245 calories

Instead of: 2 slices of bread for your sandwich (220 calories)
Have: 1 whole wheat Flatout flatbread (100 calories)
You save: 120 calories

Instead 0f: 4-ounce rib-eye steak (310 calories)
Have: 4-ounce lean pork chop (128 calories)
You save: 182 calories

Instead of: 1 cup cooked pasta (200 calories)
Have: 1 cup tofu shirataki noodles (40 calories)
You save: 160 calories

Sources: Rachel Beller, R.D., nutrition expert for The Biggest Loser and author of Eat to Lose, Eat to Win; Lyssa Weiss, R.D., author of The Skinny Jeans Diet.

 

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