20 Easy Ways to Ditch 250 Calories (or More!) a Day

Make just one of these simple calorie slashes and lose two pounds this month without changing anything else (21 Photos)

Jessica Smith on Dec 30, 2014 at 11:20AM

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Simple Calorie Slash #1: Measure Your Cereal

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a Jessica Smith on Apr 25, 2012 at 3:05PM

Thanks to supersized bowls, you're likely eating up to three times the recommended serving size of cereal every morning. If your favorite cereal has 190 calories per cup (before milk), you can easily shave off 250 calories (or more) at breakfast just by eating the right amount. “Using measuring cups will help you better understand the actual serving,” says Rania Batayneh, a certified nutritionist, eating strategist and owner of Essential Nutrition for You in San Francisco, California. “Stick with 1¼ cup of cereal and milk (measure out a ¾ cup serving of cereal and a half a cup of non-fat milk).”

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