To Lose Weight, Don’t Eliminate—Substitute

  • By Matt Fitzgerald
  • Published Dec 24, 2012
  • Updated Dec 24, 2012 at 4:07 PM UTC

Substitution #5: Replace a full-fat dairy food with a low-fat dairy food

While you need some fat in your diet, trimming fat from your meals is one of the best ways to reduce calories, because there are 9 calories in each gram of fat compared to a little more than 4 calories per gram of carbohydrate or protein.  An easy way to cut back on fat calories is to replace the whole milk dairy foods you’re currently eating with low-fat substitutes.  Eight ounces of whole milk contain 146 calories.  An equal amount of skim milk has just 83 calories.

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