Cutting Calories to Lose Weight
are cutting calories to lose weight they you are off to a great
start. The amount of calories you consume is a key component to
reaching your weight loss goals.
When you are trying to lose weight you
want to consume fewer calories than you burn.
You can do this by reducing the amount of calories you eat or adding
exercise to your weekly routine – or a combination of both. Here are
some simple tips to cut calories to get you losing weight now
Cutting Calories While Eating Out
calories while eating out, while it seems impossible, can be
done. When trying to lose weight you don't have to give up eating out
More and more restaurants are adding healthier choices to their
menu items – even fast food restaurants.
Selecting healthier foods is
just one way to cut calories while eating out. Try these other tips as
your toast dry and ask for butter on the side. Then lightly
butter your toast. Or better yet, ask if they have any sugar free jelly
or all fruit jams. Jelly or all fruit jam will have less fat and fewer
calories per serving than butter.
substitutes when ordering meals. Instead of the french fries
that come as a side with your sandwich ask for apple sauce or cottage
sides will help fill you up for a lot fewer
calories than the fatty french fries. Not only are these healthier
sides but you will be cutting calories in order to lose weight.
with a salad for your meal. Filling up on a salad before the main
course arrives will help you eat less of the main meal. Get the
dressing on the side and use just a little or make your salad dry. This
way you avoid drenching your salad in the high calorie dressings.
the kid's menu before you order. The portion sizes tend to be
much smaller offer some of the same delicious meals. With smaller
portions you will be cutting calories while eating out.
order your items when you can. For instance, instead of eggs
with breakfast ask for egg whites only or egg substitutes. Opt for
turkey bacon or sausage over regular bacon and sausage. The leaner
turkey options will be less
calories than their meaty counterparts.
water instead of ordering a soda or juice. Water not only has
zero calories but will help fill you up faster. If you want something
other than water try diet soda, low fat milk or a small
glass of juice.
These are just a few ways for cutting calories while eating out. Now
let's take a look at some ways you can change your eating habits at
home and reduce the amount of calories you consume in order to lose
Cutting Calories at Home
Since most of the food we consume is while at home, finding ways for
cutting calories at home is critical in reaching your weight loss
These tips are simple changes that you can incorporate as a life
style change so that once you lose the weight you can keep it off.
those coffee drinkers try a sugar substitute instead of sugar. Use
skim milk or 1% milk instead of the heavy flavored creamers.
changes to your morning cup of coffee can reduce your total daily
starting your day off with some low fat yogurt and a dry piece of
whole wheat toast. If you want something on your toast try an all fruit
spread instead of butter.
Other ways for cutting calories for your
breakfast include using egg whites instead of whole eggs. If you want
whole eggs try poached instead of fried. Eat whole grain cereals with
Buy turkey breakfast meats or lean ham to help reduce your
calorie consumption for breakfast.
the labels of the foods you buy. There are many simple ways
reduce the calories in the foods you eat. For instance, select tuna
packed in water versus oils.
Choose leaner cuts of meats over the
fattier meats. Choose whole grain breads and cereals. You can even make
your snacks healthier by selecting baked chips versus fried chips.
more vegetables to help reduce calories and help fill you up. Start
lunch with a green salad. Buy light or fat free dressings and be sure
to use just a little to flavor your salad.
Some ways to reduce calories
for lunch include having just a half sandwich after your salad. Add
some fresh fruit if in season.
If not in season buy fruits with no
added sugars. Use lean meats, light mayonnaise or mustard.
dinner, reduce the portion
sizes of the side dishes like potatoes
and pasta. Instead make your veggies and fruit servings a bit larger to
help fill you up. Again make sure the meats are lean.
your recipes to reduce calories and make them healthier. Whenever
possible, replace vegetable oil with applesauce for your baked goods.
Use sugar substitute as well. Instead of frying your foods try baking
them or cooking them on the grill. Changing your recipes is a great way
for cutting calories.
your snacks lighter and healthier. Pick up lots of sugar free
jello and light whip cream to help satisfy your sweet tooth during the
This is a fast, easy snack that has very few calories. Other low
calorie snacks include popcorn (but don't add butter), apple slices and
non-fat or low fat cheese.
These tips for cutting calories can help you get started on your weight
Remember that reducing calories is just one component of
You also want to add some activity to your day and
select healthier foods. After all, you want to make the most of your
efforts and calories by making the calories count.
In addition to these tips for cutting calories try these tips to eating healthy
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