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Do the Swap! (Giveaway)

When it comes to eating healthy and losing weight many people (myself included) struggle. I know there are more diets available then I can count, but what it boils down to is making healthier choices, eating in moderation and exercise. Of course that is easier said then done, especially when there are so many delicious temptations out there. Going into the holiday season there are even MORE temptations. That is why trying to lose weight during the holidays is nearly impossible. However that doesn’t mean that you can’t opt for more healthier options.

It’s a lot easier then you think to cut out some extra fat and calories out of your diet without feeling deprived. All you need to do is learn the fine art of swapping.

Here are a few examples.

Swap 1/4th of a cup of raisins for a cup and a half of grapes. Believe it or not you will save 100 calories. Plus all those grapes are more filling and satisfying.

Swap microwave popcorn for air popped popcorn. You can eat MORE of the air popped popcorn because it doesn’t have the same fat and calories as microwave popcorn. Just don’t add fat (butter) to it.

Swap cream based soups for both based soups. This will also help you to save some fat and calories since cream based soups tend to be higher in fat and calories.

Swap white pasta for whole wheat pasta. It’s a much healthier option for you.

By making just a few small changes (swapping one thing for another) can really make a huge difference over time.

Yoplait Light has a new campaign going on right now called “Yoplait Light Swap”. The campaign was created to remind people that by making simple substitutions you can cut unwanted calories and help yourself feel great about daily diet choices.

Take for example Yoplait Light. If you swapped a slice of cheese cake after dinner with a container of Yoplait Light Key Lime Pie you will save yourself a lot of fat and calories. However you won’t miss out on the creamy sweet goodness that you crave.

Or you could swap a slice of apple pie ala mode for Yoplait Light Apple Turnovere yogurt. You’ll still have that fresh apple flavor, but not all the fat and calories associated with a slice of pie topped with ice cream.

With 33 different flavor options including fruit, pastry and dessert flavors, you’ll be sure to find a great yogurt to swap with a less healthier option. And for around 100 calories each, the Yoplait Light yogurt will help you cut calories, not flavor.

To inspire you to “Do the Swap” visit www.Facebook.com/Yoplait. There you and other fans can share your favorite food, exercise and fashion swaps, find recipes and quizzes. Mmm… you should check out the recipes. They are too good not to try.

Alison Sweeney, host of “The Biggest Loser” and author of The Mommy Diet, offers this Top Swap Tip on how she maintains her weight with a hectic schedule, “I’m all about easy solutions, and making simple swaps in my diet helps me lead a healthy lifestyle while juggling everything else. I swap a slice of my favorite red velvet cake after dinner for a cup of Red Velvet Cake Yoplait Light which can save me almost 300 calories, without even thinking about it.”

You can also swap your way to fabulous with the following tips from fashion guru, host of the Style Network’s “How Do I Look?” and correspondent for NBC’s upcoming series “Fashion Star,” Jeannie Mai.

–   Swap the bus for a 15 minute walk on the way home, and you can save 60 calories

–   Boost your confidence in seconds by swapping more low-key flats for a pair of colorful heels.

–   Expand your wardrobe without breaking the bank by swapping clothes and accessories with your girlfriends.

These are great tips and easy enough for anyone to do. Best of all it doesn’t have to “break the bank” or you have to go out and purchased unnecessary supplies and equipment. I think in the long run swapping high calorie dessertst and treats with Yoplait Light Yogurt will actually save money in the long run.

You really need to check out the recipes on the Facebook page. They are totally “drool worthy’. Look for them in the photo section.

To inspire you to “get swapping’ I have a nice giveaway for a lucky winner. The prize package includes:

– (1) VIP coupon for a free cup of Yoplait Light yogurt  *This coupon offer for Yoplait Light yogurt is not valid in some states, including California, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota and Tennessee.

– Insulated tote bag

– Water bottle

– Sunglass holder

– Hardcover planner

– Ballpoint pen

To enter please comment on what you would swap with a Yoplait Light Yogurt?

For extra entries you can do any or all of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each that you have done. Extra entries are optional. 

– Subscribe to She Scribes and/or Connect with Google Friend Connect. Both options are found on the right side bar.

– “Like” Yoplait on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/Yoplait.

– “Like” She Scribes on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/SheScribes.

– Follow Yoplait on Twitter, www.Twitter.com/YoplaitYogurt.

– Follow She Scribes on Twitter, www.Twitter.com/She_Scribes and tweet about this review and/or giveaway. Please include @She_Scribes in the tweet so I can see it too. This is limited to three tweets per day.

– Share this review and/or giveaway with others on Facebook, Digg, Technorati and so forth. Be sure to tell me what you did and please provide a name and/or URL so I can verify.

– Leave a thoughtful comment on a non-giveaway post on She Scribes and tell me which post you commented on. There is a limit of one comment per post, but you can comment on as many posts as you want for an unlimited extra entry option.

– Post about this review and/or giveaway on your site and please link back to this post. Please provide the URL.

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on November 19, 2011 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply with a name, mailing address (no PO Box) and phone number (shipping purposes only). Failure to do so will result in a new winner will be chosen in their place.

Other awesome giveaways can be found on the right side bar under “Win It.

Kimberly

*The Yoplait Light Swap free sample prize pack, information and coupon have been provided by Yoplait through MyBlogSpark. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own.

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

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  14. Colleen Turner says:

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  19. I would swap ice cream with yogurt

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  24. brownies.

  25. Alicia wallace says:

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  35. I could swap an afternoon sweet treat 🙂

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  40. crystle tellerday says:

    a piece of cake

  41. Patti Hess says:

    I would swap my Potato Chips…

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  45. linda lansford says:

    I would swap ice cream with a Yoplait Light Yogurt.

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  50. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

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  54. Monique Rizzo says:

    Ice-Cream at night.
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  55. I would swap some unhealthy candy bar.

  56. Allison Downes says:

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  63. I’d swap it for cake.

  64. i’d swap a pudding cup

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  67. Cookies.

  68. I’m a GFC follower.

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  78. Benjamin K says:

    I would swap Yoplait for soda pop.

  79. I would swap a granola bar

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  84. I would swap my chocolate fix every afternoon.

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    I would swap a candy bar.

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  95. I would swap a bag of chips with a yoplait.

  96. ♬♥♡ Raven In A Blue Room ♬♥♡ says:

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  102. pudding

  103. ice cream!

  104. I swap it with my breakfast cereal. I really love to try a swap

  105. Kathy Davis says:

    I would swap my buttered toast for Yopliat Yogurt.

  106. tracey johnson says:

    i would swap my ice cream

  107. Diane Baum says:

    oreo cookies

  108. Ed Nemmers says:

    I would swap my Pringles!

  109. I’d swap a regular yogurt for the light.

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  122. Deborah Wallin says:

    I would swap cookies for a yoghurt
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  131. I’d swap my Cheez-its.

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  133. kathy pease says:

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  139. Ashley Gao says:

    chips 😀
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  140. Thanks for the great contest!
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  141. I would swap a piece of chocolate for the yogurt. Thank you

  142. i’d swap my morning waffles

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  143. I would swap sweets!

  144. I would give up Funyuns, one of the stinkiest, best foods on earth.

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