Yes, it’s hard to control your weight. No, you don’t have to give up every delicious food. Simply editing your plate can reduce the calories and help skim off the pounds.

  • Use low-fat or no-fat dairy products.

  • Use sugar substitutes instead of sugar.

  • Skim the fat off all soups and stews.

  • Choose low-fat desserts.

  • Serve poultry without skin.

  • Avoid high-fat, oily salad dressings.

  • Make open-face sandwiches with just one slice of bread.

  • Eliminate high-fat ingredients in any dish.

  • Don’t butter the veggies.

  • Rinse the fat off chopped meat with hot water.