Weight-loss Challenge: Clean our your condiment shelf

Jan. 27, 2012 at 1:00 AM ET

Condiments are a source of “hidden” calories because people often forget to account for them when tracking their food intake. A few squirts and smears of mayonnaise (100 cals per TB), regular salad dressing (up to 90 calories per tablespoon), barbecue sauce (20 cals per TB), and/or ketchup (15 cals per TB) can add up to a significant amount of calories every day, and even stand in the way of your weight-loss goal.

Today, your task is to clean out your condiment shelf. Ditch the fattening stuff and restock it with diet-friendly flavor enhancers like light salad dressings, salsa, mustard, low-fat mayo, balsamic vinegar, and hot sauce that can add dimension to your meals without jacking up the calorie count.

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