Simple Tricks To Lower Daily Caloric Intake
We all want to lose weight at some point in our lives. The most effective way to lose weight is by consuming less calories and being more active. The active part is easy enough to figure out, but how can you change your diet to have lower calories, but not cause you to just feel hungry all the time?
In this article, we’ll help you get creative with your diet and eating routines so that you can start lowering your daily caloric intake and shed that weight once and for all!
Crunch the Numbers
As annoying and tedious and it may sound, counting your calories is a highly effective way to lower your daily caloric intake and keep up with the routine. Thanks to the advancement of technology, however, counting calories has never been easier.
There are many apps available on the App Store, Microsoft Store, and Google Play Store that offer fun ways to count the calories in the foods you’re interested in eating and log the ones you consume. There are even apps available that provide lifestyle tips or daily motivation to help you stay on track.
Cut Back on Sauce
Sauces have more calories than you might think and while they may make your food tasty, they don’t add much substance for all the calories you’re consuming. For example, there are 57 calories in just one tablespoon of mayonnaise. That’s a whole lot of calories for just a little flavor.
The same is true for salad dressings, ketchup, barbecue sauce, mustard, etc. Swapping them out for a squeeze of lemon or oil and vinegar can help to limit the calories in your meals and use them where they count.
Don’t Forget to Count Your beverages
A lot of people forget that their beverages could be busting their calorie count. Sugary beverages like sodas and juices add a considerable amount of calories to your daily intake and far too many people don’t consider them at all.
Alcoholic beverages can also be a sneaky culprit ruining your daily caloric intake. Limiting your consumption of these beverages can help you to keep your calorie count low and is also better for your overall health.
Stop Adding Sugar to Things
Nothing ruins the healthy aspects of a food or beverage quite like sugar. It causes your daily caloric intake to skyrocket and is terrible for your health. Coffees, teas, grapefruit, strawberries, cereals, whatever you commonly add sugar too to make it a little more decadent, try cutting back and doing without.
You Have a Kitchen, Use It
When you buy food prepared by others at restaurants, you don’t know where it came from, what’s in it, or the process they used to cook it. The same is true of frozen foods with the added concerns of all the preservatives stuffed inside them.
Cook more foods in your own kitchen with fresh ingredients. This way, you can keep a closer count on the calories you consume and eat healthier foods that you know came from a safe, reliable source.
Use a Smaller Plate and/or Bowl
Our eyes full us more than we think. If you see a full plate emptied, you’re more likely to feel full. Larger plates lead to larger portions and contribute to overeating which is a huge issue facing our country.
Today’s plates are about 44% larger than they were back in the 1980s. Choosing a smaller, more appropriate plate can help you control your portions more accurately and help you stop overeating.
Lowering your daily caloric intake can be challenging, but it can help you to lose that weight that’s been sticking around for so long and get you in the habit of eating healthier portions.