Swap Your Way Slim at Every Meal

Scale not budging? Your diet could be out of whack. Shed some pounds (without much effort!) by switching up your go-to foods.

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9 meal swaps that slash calories

by A.J. Hanley

When life gets crazy, it's tempting to fall back on meals that require minimum effort. But if you're having trouble slimming down, those dishes aren't helping, says Health contributing nutrition editor Cynthia Sass, RD, author of S.A.S.S.! Yourself Slim. We asked her to devise easy meal substitutions that yield big results. "You'll increase your nutrition intake and slash calories," says Sass. Simply switch up your meals, include two healthy snacks and pair this 1,400-calorie plan with exercise—two moderate strength sessions and three 45-minute cardio workouts a week—and you could drop up to 10 pounds this month. Doesn't it feel good to have that off your plate?

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