So often we use food to comfort ourselves in response to emotions. But unfortunately, many favorites are loaded with calories, fat and sugar. Here's a list of common comfort foods with lower-calorie swaps.
Pizza Lose: two New York slices of Pizza (1,300 calories, 50 grams fat) Choose: Lean Cuisine brick oven style pizza (320 calories, 9 grams fat) Or make your own pita pizza with vegetables (250 calories, 6 grams fat).
Ice Cream Lose: one pint Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Chip ice cream (1,040 calories, 64 grams fat) Choose: one cup Turkey Hill Low-Fat Moose Tracks ice cream (280 calories, 10 grams fat)
Chips Lose: potato chips (one ounce = 160 calories, 11 grams fat) Choose: soy crisps (once ounce = 110 calories, 3 grams fat - plus protein and fiber, bonus!)
Bread Lose: two slices white bread with butter (260 calories, 10 grams fat) Choose: Thomas' light English muffin with 2 tsp peanut butter (160 calories, 6 grams fat and 8 grams fiber)