1. Drink water: We’ve all heard that it’s best to drink 8 glasses of water per day. But we’re not only saying drink your 8 glasses, we’re saying, cut out the other stuff. A 20 oz bottle of soda can run you 250-275 empty calories. Though many think that having a diet soda instead is the better alternative, a recent study showed that diet sodas can also lead to weight gain and type 2 diabetes. Plain good old fashioned water is always the best option for your health and your caloric intake.
2. Always order small drinks: Here’s a way to manage your calories the next time you go to your favorite café: always order the smallest size on the menu, especially if it’s a sweetened drink. For most women, the small really is enough. And whatever you do, NEVER, EVER order a Venti or a large. Sticking to skim milk (unless your lactose intolerant) is also a good rule to follow. A tall mocha with skim milk without whipped cream can save you 120 calories over a Grande with whipped cream and 180 calories over a Venti with whipped cream.
3. Pick mustard instead of mayo: Picking regular mustard as a condiment instead of mayo will save you over 50 calories per tablespoon.
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