If you’re dieting, it’s important to keep on top of your calorie count, and one of the best ways to ensure you’re reducing the amount of calories you consume is to swap snacks for lighter, healthier options.

Swapping a bag of crisps for a bag of popcorn can be a nice option, and you could save yourself around 50 calories. Another good option is swapping chocolatey or sugary cereals for fruit, or non-sugar wheat cereals. You’ll then be getting plenty of fibre and nutrients, but cutting out the unnecessary ‘junk’.

Most of the time, cutting down on calories is common sense, but if you are finding it difficult, do change up your snacks from time to time. Opting for soup instead of processed noodles can be healthier, and the fresher your ingredients are, the better.