Most weight-conscious people have already ingrained these habits into their lifestyle. For us, making small changes will require more thought and creativity. It will require careful monitoring of one's intake for a substantial time, then consideration of which foods are providing extra calories. I know I tend to get into the habit of consuming certain foods on a regular basis. How can you cut the calories for a food you regularly consume? If you make chicken wraps often, you could swap sour cream for salsa. If you eat a lot of sandwiches, it might mean trading mayo for mustard, or no condiment at all. It's all about common sense... but it's not quite as simple as CNN implies.