Healthy Living: Slashing Calories Without Dieting

Losing weight is a real battle.  In fact, 65% of those who successfully complete a fad diet will end up gaining all their weight back, but cutting calories doesn’t have to leave you hungry.

Some people want to enjoy the foods they love without feeling guilty.  Here are some tips: when eating pizza dab the grease floating on top with a napkin.  This will reduce the fat as well as 50 calories per slice.  Salads are usually a healthy option but not if they’re soaking in high-calorie dressings.

Also, lighten up your leafy greens by mixing ranch or Italian seasonings with plain Greek yogurt or non-dairy yogurt.  This could take off a hundred calories in the process.  Plus, instead of putting your breakfast sandwich on a bagel, swap it for an English muffin and trim at least 200 calories each morning.

If you use spray cooking oils, consider the calories.  That’s because liquid oils, even the extra virgin olive oils, clock in at around 120 calories per tablespoon.  Instead, use spray oils instead of pouring directly from the bottle.  This will easily save you a hundred calories.

If you cut two hundred calories a day from your diet and burn three hundred calories a day by exercising, you’d lose about one pound per week.  That’s four to five pounds a month, which can really add up to some quick and easy weight loss.


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