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25 ways to cut 500 calories a day

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Obesity is a national epidemic for a reason—gaining weight is super easy and taking it off is hard. The easiest way to lose weight is simply to slash your calorie intake. A 150 pound woman can lose one pound a week by cutting 500 calories a day. But 500 is an impossible number, right? Fortunately, it’s not. Yahoo! Health offers 25 ways to cut 500 calories a day, including simple ideas such as:

Swap your 12-inch plate for a 10-inch one. You’ll eat 20 to 25% less—and save up to 500 calories.

You won’t feel any less full, either, researchers say.

And more involved methods, such as:

The calorie count on the menu for Shrimp Fried Rice may say 350 calories per serving, but what’s set in front of you may actually contain 4 servings. Split it with three friends, and save 1,050 calories.

Full story at Yahoo!.

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