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25 Ways to Cut 500 Calories a Day

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A little here, a little there

By Shaun Chavis

The most basic way to lose weight is to slash calories. That's Diet 101. But how many do you really have to cut or burn to see results? It’s simple: You can drop a pound a week by trimming 500 calories each day. (Calories burned are based on a 150-pound woman.)

In fact, do a couple of swaps a day and you can drop 10 pounds in 5 weeks! So try these 25 easy tweaks—and get the slim body you want in no time.

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