Ways to Cut Excess Calories from Your DietOn by
Forget weight-loss – anyone who wants to live a long and healthy life seriously needs to consider their calorie intake. Excess calories are stored as fats in the body that adds to your weight and increases the risk of getting a whole number of lifestyle diseases.
Caloric intake depends on the person’s lifestyle and varies according to whether you’re active or sedentary. The minimum amount according to the World Health Organization (WHO) required per day is calculated by multiplying your weight (in pounds) by 10.
Nuts provide the required essential fatty acids that are also a healthy alternative when being compared to saturated fats from animals, but consuming too many nuts can be risky too.
According to the WHO, an average adult needs only 19g of nuts every day in order to have enough fatty acids.
Consider the fact that these amounts of fat are only from nuts – What about the fat that comes from other foods that you eat daily?
Thomas Jefferson once said, “Don’t ever repent of having eaten too little.” When you eat, your stomach sends a signal to the brain of satiety. Reduce your food rations over time, especially carbohydrates, and your stomach will adjust to being ‘full’ faster.
Salad dressings and cream toppings add an unnecessary number of calories to an otherwise healthy meal.
-Lettuce and tomato salad alone has 40 calories but adding Roquefort dressing brings the total number of calories to 200.
-Baked potato with salsa has 135 calories but adding butter and sour cream totals the calories to 315.
Stay away from smoothies and soft drinks that have too much sugar. If you are thirsty, drink water that has no calories or a freshly blended fruit juice with all its fiber.
Avoid snacking all the time, as the calories gained from snacks can add up more calories to your required daily amount.
I know we all get hungry at one point or another, and last and foremost, do not starve yourself!
All you have to do is substitute the snacks with healthy alternatives.
Did you know that one small brownie has the same number of calories as 25 medium carrots and a bar of four-ounce chocolate has equivalent calories to three pounds of apples?
You can actually eat more and gain fewer pounds. Just remember to do the right thing, and it will likely become a habit that will soon make it enjoyable!