If there's one thing that I learned from reading a multitude of articles online about dieting, it's that eating small servings of food several times a day is better than gorging on three square meals a day.
The secret behind these food items is that they make you **feel fuller faster **- so even if you snack on them 5 times a day, you still won't have a bulging tummy. And they're healthy, too!
Here’s the list:
Save up to 90 calories when you substitute good old Cheddar cheese with Parmigiano-Reggiano.
Ditch the fattening blueberry muffins - and spread the real deal on your bread instead. You will save a whopping 270 calories when eating blueberries, and they have potent **antioxidants **which give helps regulate your digestion and lower your bad cholesterol.
Instead of stealing an extra-wide chocolate chip cookie from your cupboard, enjoy four 1-inch squares of dark chocolate instead. Aside from saving you 180 calories, this sinfully delicious indulgence is good for the heart.
Other notable food items:
• Change your order of a 16-ounce, whole milk latte to a 12-ounce fat free latte to save you 120 calories.
• Save 180 calories by ditching the soda and drinking water with a squeeze of lemon **instead. Also, **drinking water a half an hour before meals can help control your cravings for snacks.