To Lose Weight, Don’t Eliminate—Substitute

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

Substitution #6: Replace a fried food with a non-fried alternative

Oils used for frying add a lot of calories to foods that would otherwise be fairly lean.  Frying also creates unhealthy trans fats.  Sometimes it’s hard to say no to fried foods, but it’s easier when you say yes to alternatives that are also quite delicious.  For example, a serving of spicy chicken strips (breaded and fried) from Popeye’s restaurant has 310 calories.  A serving of Popeye’s naked strips (roasted) has just 170 calories, and they’re just as tasty.

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