The first thing to do for effective weight loss is cutting down calories. While it may seem easier said than done, a conscious effort to cut out 500 calories from your daily diet will have you shedding those pounds.
Beware of Salad Toppings
Where salads are no doubt healthy and fulfilling; their dressings can be a weight trap. Whip up a quick olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper combo for your salad next time and you’ll be OK.
Order Grilled Instead of Fried
Fried foods are not only nutritionally inadequate but high in fat and calories. Needless to say they do more damage to your health than good. So go for grilled or steamed chicken instead of fried chicken and ditch the fries for a baked potato next time you order.
Go For Smaller Servings
Swap your regular plates and bowls for smaller ones. No need to be drastic, just switching from 12 inch to 10 inch plates is good enough. When out, order appetizer portions.
Kick the Soda Habit
Quench your thirst with water and save as many as 540 calories. Go for fresh fruit juices if you must. Soda drinks, as it is are laden with nothing but trouble.
No More Buttered Popcorn
A large pack of buttered popcorn is 1,005 calories. Just by switching to the non buttered variety will save you about 700 calories.
See, getting your weight under control can’t be that horrible. Try out these simple tips and you’ll start seeing the difference within a matter of weeks.