None of these tricks work for weight loss. In order to lose weight, you have to cut calories and carbs, or the bet is you’re not going to lose weight. But these tricks can help you maintain, on the day or two a week you eat carbs. Pitch the top piece of bread in sandwiches. Open face sandwiches taste better and have 25% to 50% fewer calories. Use jam or jelly instead of butter or cheese on bread, and save 50% on calories. Use butter-flavored spray on popcorn and save 50% on calories. Eat whole fruit instead of fruit juice and save 50% on calories. Eat Dairy Queen instead of hard ice cream and save 25% on calories. Eat sugar-free Fudgesicles and sugar-free Creamsicles and save 50% on calories.