Outsmart Summer Diet Saboteurs


Slimming Swaps

Skip the funnel cake. A serving of this deep-fried dish clocks in at 760 calories and doesn’t deliver any nutrition whatsoever, so pass! Instead, choose a 2-ounce serving of cotton candy for 175 calories. No, it’s not going to win any good nutrition awards, but it’s at least a lot lower in calories. Be sure to brush your teeth when you get home to prevent cavities. Your dentist will thank you.

Skip snow cones. Shaved ice in a cone may sound innocent enough (and pretty darn refreshing, too), but the generous amount of sugary-syrup quickly adds up to 250 calories. Instead, choose an ice pop. Look for varieties that are 80 calories or less.