Simple Changes that Can Cut 200 Calories a Day

Losing weight and keeping it off is more effective if you make lifestyle changes as opposed to just going on a diet. By making just a few simple changes to your normal routine you could save from 200 calories a day up to nearly 1200 calories, if you make all six of the changes I have suggested in this article.

Six Ways To Cut 200 Calories A Day From Your Daily Caloric Intake

Cut Out The Soda

Cutting out just on 16 oz can of soda can save almost 200 calories, and lets face many of us drink more than 16 oz of soda a day. Drink a large soda with your lunch and your at nearly 400 calories, have another one with dinner and your coming close to 1000 calories.

By cutting out your daily soda and replacing it with a diet soda you can save at least 200 calories, maybe more depending on how much you normally drink in a day. If you are trying to lose weight you might want to keep in mind that caffeine can slow weight loss. For an even healthier option try drinking water instead.

Don’t like the taste of water flavor it with a squeeze of lemon or lime to make it taste better.

Skip The Salad Dressing

Think your eating healthy and cutting calories by eating a salad? Think again, just two tablespoons of Italian salad dressing has nearly 200 calories in it. To cut the calories in your salad try a low calorie dressing or switch to salsa as a salad topping.

Salsa tastes really good on a typical salad and only has 28 calories in a 1/2 cup serving so you can load up your salad with it. For a healthier choice opt for one of the fresh made salsas available in he refrigerated section of your grocery store.

Cooking salads is easier if you use blenders, you can find the best ones onĀ

Say No To Milk

Skipping the milk in your morning latte and going for a more traditional cup of Joe will save you 200 calories a cup. For something a little bit different than your regular coffee try having it over ice or use a non dairy creamer which only has 20 calories per serving.

Hold The Bun

Next time you eat a burger pass on the bun and ask to have it wrapped in lettuce leaves instead.. Doing so can cut over two hundred calories from your meal. Having a sandwich for lunch? No problem sandwich fixings can also be wrapped in lettuce leaves for a low calorie alternative.

As someone who stopped eating the bun with her burger I can honestly say you won’t miss it and that you will be surprised at how much better your burger tastes without it,

Forget The Cheese

No adding cheese to your burger or sandwich is another good way to cut 200 calories from your meal. If you want something more than just the meat on your burger or sandwich consider adding low calorie options like lettuce, tomatoes, thinly sliced cucumber or alfalfa sprouts.

You’ll save calories and make your lunch healthier too, for an added zip you can add some spicy mustard to your sandwich or burger without adding lots of extra calories.

Snack Wisely

When choosing snacks, choose wisely. Instead of grabbing a candy bar or chips that will leave you feeling empty and craving more in just an hour or two.

Reach for a healthy snack such as:

  1. fresh air popped popcorn;
  2. cut veggies;
  3. a piece of fruit.

If you are on the run and not sure these options will be available, put some in a ziploc bag before you leave home and take them with you. That way you are not tempted by an unhealthy and calorie packed snack choice.

Any of these six tips will save you at least 200 calories. Combine one or more and you will see an even greater reduction in the amount of calories you consume. Combine that with daily exercise and you will be well on your way to a slimmer, healthier you!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *