21 Feb Cut 100 Cals
The other day (like too many days before), I found myself nibbling on my kid’s leftovers. Of course, this was after I already finished my own dinner, and I wasn’t really even hungry. It was just sitting there, staring me down; not enough to save for lunch tomorrow, but just enough for me to stuff in my mouth tonight. How much was it, exactly? Oh, I’d say probably about 100 calories worth.
Did you know that an extra 100 calories consumed each day will add up to almost a pound of fat gained at the end of the month? If your eating habits are causing you to consume 100 or more calories that you don’t need, you’re just putting on extra weight.
Here’s how to cut out at least 100 calories per day:
- Don’t eat in front of the television or computer. This will help you avoid “mindless eating,” so you’ll be more aware of each morsel that passes your lips.
- Practice portion control. Use smaller plates (try dessert sized ones) for each meal, and remember that one serving of meat should only be about the size of your open palm.
- Prepare snacks ahead of time. Being at the mercy of a vending machine when hunger strikes can add well over 100 calories to your daily intake. Prepare healthy snacks to take with you, and you’ll always be prepared when your stomach starts grumbling. BioGenesis Bars are a great on the go snack!
- Don’t eat from the bag…take out a portion and put it in a bowl or cup, then you won’t be tempted to eat the whole bag.
- Some restaurants offer smaller portion entrees or mini meals, try it you might like it and your budget will too.
- Drink a big glass of water before you eat. You’ll feel a little fuller and stay hydrated. Water is always a healthy choice in portion control.