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Instead of That, Try This

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin

    I LOVE spaghetti squash but haven’t had any yet this season – must get on that stat!

    I totally agree – small changes make HUGE differences over time. I think getting out of the overhaul everything mentality and instead focusing on small changes you can make makes the whole thing feel less overwhelming and more doable.

  2. Jess @ NZ Girl Runs

    I have started making more and more swaps lately. I will have sushi instead of a burger and fries. Water is now my go to drink. A plain soft serve instead of a sundae. Whole wheat pasta instead of regular. Little changes really do add up!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      They do. And sushi is so healthy! As long as it’s not the tempura of course…

  3. @irun2befit

    Awesome post! I like your substitute foods. For the dark chocolate I keep Hershey’s Special Dark fun sized hidden on the way top shelf. They’re about 70 calories.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I love the miniature “fun” sizes. They are usually the perfect amount.

  4. kristen

    I make my own pizzas with Mama Marys thin crusts. they’re SO good!

  5. Robyn @ Wannabe Writer Runner

    I love spaghetti squash. It’s such a great substitution and you can eat so much of it guilt-free.

  6. C

    I now drink water instead of diet soda. I noticed that when I am really thirsty now water is all that works. I’m working on changing out some food options. I use turkey meatballs in my spaghetti instead of regular ground beef. Lisa, keep up the good work. You are such an inspiration. I love your site!

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