Are you struggling to cut calories? Try these 4 tips to easily reduce your calorie intake!
1. Stop Drinking Your Calories - Pay attention to the nutrition panel! It may sound very basic, but consider this: one "White Chocolate Mocha" from Starbucks packs a whopping 510 calories and 55 grams of sugar. As a rule of thumb, running burns about 12 calories per minute; therefore it would take you approximately 42.5 minutes of continuous running to burn this sinful indulgence off. You are basically drinking your calories, and they are all empty! Try opting for a "Skinny Café Latte" with a shot of sugar-free vanilla syrup (no whipped cream). This beverage will only set you back 160 calories and absolutely no sugar without compromising taste! To burn this one off you would only have to run for approximately 13 minutes; you make the choice!
2. Portion It Out – when you purchase food, immediately grab a few Ziploc baggies and a measuring cup (the size of the serving size listed on the nutrition facts) and measure out the exact portion stated on the container. This way you won’t over-indulge on your favorite foods because you will only eat what is in your personal baggie.
3. Spray Away – cook using no-calorie cooking sprays rather than oils and butter. Your food won’t stick to the pan, and your waistline won’t grow either.
4. Change Your Plate – serve your meal on a smaller plate than usual. You will have to consume less food as the plate will not hold as much food as you previously were serving yourself.