Yes, you can.
In fact, it’s a lot easier than you think.
Small changes in your eating habits can lead major changes for weight loss.
A reduction of over 400 calories per day will enable you to lose more than 1 pound per week, without exercising. But, by doing both you’ll lose even more weight.
Although I’m an advocate of physical fitness and exercise, I also realize that people frequently have a difficult time finding the time to do so. So, by changing your eating habits, you can access another way of losing weight.
So, back to the topic at hand:
How can you eliminate 400 calories per day?
Here are a few suggestions:
1. Instead of having a two egg omelet (144 calories), have a one whole egg + one egg white omelet (89 calories) - a calorie savings of 55 calories
2. Instead of drinking a cup of apple juice (117 calories), have an apple (72 calories) - a calorie savings of 45 calories
3. Instead of having a tablespoon of butter (102 calories) on your bagel have a tablespoon of low-fat cream cheese (35 calories) - a savings of 67 calories
4. Instead of having a cup of brown rice (218 calories) at dinner have ¾ of a cup (164 calories) - a savings of 54 calories
5. Instead of having a cup of frosted flakes (152 calories) have a cup of corn flakes (101 calories) - a savings of 51 calories
6. Instead of having a 4oz. boneless chicken breast (188 calories) have a 3oz. boneless chicken breast (141 calories) - a savings of 47 calories
7. Instead of putting a tablespoon of mayonnaise on your sandwich (102 calories) have a tablespoon of mustard (10 calories) - a savings of 92 calories
Suggestions #1-7, equate to a total calorie savings of 411 calories.
Making these small changes in your life will easily help you to lose weight. But, as I stated above, I’m a firm believer in exercise. You’ll be able to lose more weight by exercising, too.
Do you really think you’ll notice the difference between a cup of rice vs. ¾ of a cup? How about the idea of feeling much fuller by eating an apple instead of drinking a cup of apple juice?
These are but a few examples of how small changes in your diet can make an enormous difference toward your health and weight loss goals.
Have you made any small changes? Share your ideas, because
After all, it’s about a healthy lifestyle!