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Simple Ways to Cut Calories

Lose Weight the Easy and Healthy Way

Lose Weight the Easy and Healthy Way

Looking to lose that pound or two (or ten) you gained during the holiday season? It might be a lot easier than you think. Cutting just 500 calories each day for seven days — through a combination of diet and exercise — can mean safely shedding up to a pound a week, experts say. Just remember, said Christine M. Palumbo, RDN, a registered dietician from Naperville, Illinois, there is no magic bullet to weight loss. “You’ve got to make changes to see changes,” she said.

Read on to learn how to make small changes to your daily fitness and eating routines that can shave off hundreds of calories a day. 

By Jennifer Lazuta. Published January 6, 2014. Jennifer Lazuta earned her Master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism and is a Dakar, Senegal-based freelance writer.