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 #2: Better Your Bagel

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If you love your morning bagel from the coffee shop, try this simple improvement: Cut your bagel in half, and swap high fat cream cheese for a protein-rich topping like peanut butter or a scrambled egg, recommends Batayneh. “Bagels are nothing more than 300 calories of refined carbs (most have as many carbohydrates as four slices of bread) which will send your blood sugar soaring.” By eliminating some of the carbohydrate and calorie count and balancing it with protein, you’ll not only shave off an extra 250 calories, but you’ll be more likely to stay full (and energized) till lunch. Share the other half of your bagel with a friend, or save it to have with your salad (in place of croutons) or with your soup (instead of a sandwich) at lunch.

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