Eating less is an easy way to help lose weight. You don’t need to call it a diet or a weight loss plan. Simply eat less by choosing smaller portions or an alternate to your normal choice. Here are some easy to make changes that will make you lose weight without suffering.
Use skim milk instead of flavored coffee creamers. Lower fat and much lower sugar= lower calories.
Eat a bowl of high-fiber cereal. Eating high fiber in the morning will help you to consume less calories as the day goes by.
Choose bacon instead of sausage with your eggs. An even better option? Turkey bacon. It tastes good and has less fat and calories than regular bacon.
If you started your day right with a high-fiber breakfast, lunch will be easy for you. You will not feel as hungry and you will not overeat.
If you are eating at a fast-food place for lunch, choose wisely. Barbecue sauce is a better choice than honey mustard to dip your chicken nuggets in.
If you must eat a burger, skip the cheese.
Get a child-size drink instead of a super-size.
If you brown-bagged your lunch and have a salad, measure your salad dressing. 1 tablespoon can go a long way and will help cut calories.
If it is pizza night at your house, choose thin crust instead of deep dish. This is a big way to save on calories.
Use a small dinner plate and start off with a crunchy salad and a large glass of water. This will help to fill you up so that you will not eat too much of your main entree.
Choose frozen yogurt instead of ice cream. Check the label but most times, frozen yogurt will save you calories over ice cream.
Yogurt is a good snack and mid afternoon pick me up but again, read the label and compare brands and styles.
Baking treats for your family? Substitute half the butter in cake, muffin and brownie recipes by using applesauce or mashed banana.
Portion control can make all the difference when you are trying to cut back on calories. Checking out food labels is also a good tip for lowering your daily calorie intake.
Think you know how much a cup of cereal looks like? Find out for sure by getting out a measuring cup and sizing it up. You may have been overestimating how much a cup really is. By keeping measuring cups handy and using them, you can save yourself from eating too many calories.