If you are one of those people who smother their sandwiches with mayonnaise, you need to change your sandwich making ways! Try replacing mayonnaise on your sandwiches with a whole-grain mustard. For every tablespoon of mayonnaise you replace with a tablespoon of a whole-grain mustard, you will save 80 calories and 9 1/2 grams of fat. That amount of fat is equal to two slices of bacon! And another plus to make that switch? Mustard seed is a relative of cabbage and kale and contains similar immune-boosting properties. Buy the grainy varieties of mustard since the bright yellow prepared mustard is more processed. The more any food is processed, the less of its healthy properties it maintains.
This is another example of a simple switch you can make in your eating habits that will be better for your health and will also help with controlling your weight.