Sure, eating healthy whole foods is the first step toward burning off your belly. But to lose fat you simply must create a calorie deficit—that is, take in fewer calories than you burn. Fortunately, low-cal meals—despite the dire-sounding name—aren’t all lettuce wraps and rice cakes. In fact, when you sub these breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes, including beef chili and chicken cacciatore, you’ll be shocked that each comes in at 500 calories or less. Call it sorcery, nutrition savvy, or just plain fitness smarts. Just don’t call it a diet.
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