How You Can Consumer Fewer Calories without Even Missing Them
Easy and Effective Methods of Limiting Caloric Intake
There are many easy ways to reduce the number of calories you consume each day. Many people overindulge and overeat, sometimes without even realizing it. If you are looking for ways to reduce the number of calories you consume without even missing them, read on.
Pass on the Butter
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a baked potato? Is it butter? That may very well be a calorie pitfall. Don’t add butter to your baked potato the next time you indulge in this starchy vegetable. If you are eating out at a restaurant, the chef usually adds butter for you. Request that your potato be served plain. You will save a lot of calories if you skip the butter. Simply add a small dollop of low-fat sour cream for some flavor if you need it.
Avoid the Ice Cream
If you are like me and love dessert, you will certainly enjoy the next tip. Eat sorbet rather than ice cream. Ice cream is high in calories, and eating it too frequently will certainly pack on the pounds. Eat sorbet instead. Sorbet has less than 100 calories per serving and comes in a wide variety of flavors. Sorbet allows you to enjoy dessert without all those added calories. If you do insist on ice cream, eat a reasonable portion. You should limit your consumption to about a half cup a week.
Change Your Beverage Habits
Substitute water for high-calorie drinks. If you drink several high-calorie beverages a day, you will consume way too many calories and you probably won’t even feel full. By drinking water instead of a high-calorie beverage, you can stay hydrated without consuming extra calories.
On the Side, Please
If you eat out, order your salad with dressing on the side. Restaurants put way too much dressing on their salads. If you request the dressing on the side, you will have complete control over how much dressing you consume. Also, opt for a low-cal vinaigrette rather than a creamy, high-calorie dressing.
By following some of the above tips you can easily reduce the number of calories you consume each day.