As known, the intake of fewer calories is the key to a slimmer body. However, intentionally and unintentionally, we have been bombarding our body with calories every moment! Normally, we take more calories than the amount of calories we burn ever day, this is what leads to weight gain!
But, do you know that you can lose 1 pound in 7 days, simply by slashing 500 calories a day?
That’s right! Not just this, you can experience a major drop in your weight, simply by cutting the consumption of ‘unintentional’ calories you have been taking!
So, willing to know the secret of a slimmer, shaped body? If yes, then check out these simple 18 tweaks below!
1. SAY NO TO NUTS:
Yes, you need to say NO to nuts, particularly when they are served in a big bowl! A large serving bowl would psychologically trigger you to eat more of these.At least this is what research suggests!
Even though, nuts have abundance of healthy fats that are particularly good for the health of your heart, however, these also tend to be rich in calories.
Consuming a single ounce of oil-roasted nuts would transport 175 calories to your body! So, when a handful of nuts can deliver so much of calories to your body, imagine how much you will receive when you will consume more of these!
However, if nuts are hard to resist, you can take pistachios that are comparatively, low in calories.
2. TAP YOUR FOOT:
Willing to cut 350 calories within a day? Tap your feet! That’s right, fidgeting or restlessness can benefit you by torching calories and ultimately aid in weight loss!
3. AVOID CONSUMING WHILE WATCHING TV:
Research suggests that people who eat while watching TV end up taking around 288 more calories than those who do not. So, it is better if you take your meals at the dining table, focusing on what and how much you are eating.
4. REDUCE THE SALAD TOPPINGS:
No doubt, salad is healthy choice, however, all those you add as the toppings may not be as good for you. For example, dried fruits, cheese crumbles, avocado as toppings, merely overload your salad with calories!
However, you can avoid over 500 calories simply by adding just a single topping on your salad. It is preferable if you go for a vegetable that is low in calories but is good in taste.
Example includes mushrooms, grilled onions etc.
5. TAKE SMALL PLATES:
Instead of using a big plate, go for a small one. Using a small place would make you eat less, which means a reduction in calories. According to studies, people who take smaller plate are more likely to consume 20-25% fewer calories than those who take bigger plates.
By this, they make their way to a saving of 500 or more calories.
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6. AVOID THE WHIP:
In case you can’t avoid, then reduce the size. To your surprise, dessert like coffee tends to be overloaded with calories for they contain whole milk. Whipped cream etc. As per estimation, creations like this can supply a total of 670 calories to your body, which is indeed, a good amount to add to your weight.
7. COUNT CHIPS:
Yes, I mean it! Consuming a large bag of chips can supply as much as 1260 calories to your body in total. Thus, simply pick 15 chips to munch as snacking. These too, would deliver some 140 calories to your body! Yet, way better than consuming 1260 calories at a time.
8. ITS OK NOT TO CLEAN THE PLATE:
A fitness experts says that it’s better not to clean your plate and leave the 25% leftovers for the next day. Favorably, these leftovers can be then consumed as lunch! Typically, we take over 2000 calories each day, whereas what we burn is around one forth of it.
9. CUT THE SMOOTHIE:
do we even think before consuming a smoothie that how much calories it would deliver to our body? Interestingly, a large smoothie can supply over 800 calories to your body.
Then again, you can go for some healthy options for your breakfast like oatmeal, along with banana slices. However, in place of smoothie, you can go for black coffee!
Trust me; the replacement would save you from consuming 518 calories in total!
10. TAKE QUALITY SLEEP:
A study suggests that people deprived from quality sleep have more food temptations that those who sleep well. Quality sleep is very important for all good reasons, particularly for weight loss. According to research, sleep deprivation doubles the production of certain hormones responsible for making you hungry!
These hormones are leptin and ghrelin. Thus, taking quality sleep for 7 to 8 hours a day is important to save yourself from consuming more calories!
11. PLAN SOME ACTION:
why don’t you plan going to the grocery by walk? Get the grocery, cook dinner for your family, set the dinner table and dish up! Now, imagine how much calories you have managed to lose throughout! It’s a total of 640 calories!
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12. SAY BYE BYE TO THE HABIT OF SODA:
Do you know how much calories does a glass of 12 ounce of soda contains? Around 150-180. What about if you consume 2-3 glasses of soda a day?
Don’t you think you are bombarding calories to your body, through this, specific source?
So, next time you feel thirsty, satisfy it with water! By this, you will make your way to a saving of 540 calories in total!
13. TRICK YOURSELF WITH LESS:
Tricking your body is one proven way to cut the consumption of calories to a considerable level. For that, take 2 boiled eggs in the breakfast. These will give you a feeling of fullness for long and you will be able to take fewer calories, throughout!
That’s true! Plus, prior taking your lunch and dinner, take a cup of low calorie soup. This too, will help you take fewer calories by giving you the feeling of fullness for long!
14. EASE STRESS AT THE EARLIEST:
Stress can make you eat more junk! That’s right! Haven’t you wondered why you feel the urge to eat chocolates and chips, in stressful situations? Well because the condition triggers our body to make cortisol.
Cortisol, also known as the stress hormone then makes us crave for food, particularly junk. So, junk means an unimaginable supply of calories! It is therefore advised for all those willing to cut the consumption of calories to ease stress at the earliest.
For that, you can try stress relieving therapies and exercises. Plus, do what makes you feel relaxed and happy, such as watching movies, gossiping with a friend or so.
15. SAY NO TO BUTTERED POPCORN:
A large bag of buttered popcorn contains a gig amount of calories in total! Calories, which are hard to ‘digest’ for all those willing to lose weight. It contains 1,005 calories in total. Simply prepare your own microwave popcorn that are not just healthy, but almost 94% free from fat! This will save you a total of 700 calories!
16. STOP EATING WHEN YOUR SIGNAL SAYS ‘FULL’:
Overeating something you like, no matter how healthy it is, would act to add more calories to your body! Thus, when your stomach gives you the signal ‘full’, simply leave the fork! Do not fill in food for your plate seems clean! Simply do what your stomach says. Through this, you will prevent yourself from adding 500 or more calories throughout the day.
17. CUT THE INCE CREAM QUANTITY:
Treating yourself with your favorite food items, occasionally, is ok. However, do not forget to eat in moderation that moment as well! Cut the quantity by 12 ounce to 5, and prevent yourself from the intake of 550 calories in total!
18. DO NOT GET FOOLED FOR A ‘LOW FAT’ PRODUCT:
Research suggests that individuals consume around 50% more of products which read ‘fat free’.
Remember, foods like these may apparently seem healthy; however, it tends to be a halo effect which makes us eat more of these products.
Thus, eat in moderation no matter what the label says!
So, these were the simplest ways to cut the intake of calories! Remember, when it comes to weight cutting, calories play the major part. Thus, reducing your consumption would help you get in shape to a considerable point!