Cutting calories is certainly not an easy task. I mean, who can resist a mouth-watering chocolate cake? Or those Ben’n’Jerry Icecreams with a cheesy comedy?
You can try all sorts of diets – and heck, there are a lot of them out there – and get no results. Why? Because they just aren’t sustainable for you.
Whether it’s intermittent fasting or cutting off carbs, you need to find something that you can live within the long run. However, if you did get a little out of hand in your last holidays, then there’s no harm in trying to make up for it – the right way?
And what is the right way? Cutting calories.
No matter what you’re doing, there’s only one way you’re going to lose those extra pounds, and that’s by creating a calorie deficit. Of course, the more you exercise, the more can be your calorie intake.
But because not all of us have that gym motivation ready, there are a few tricks we can employ to reduce our calorie intake.
Start cutting calories on beverages
Some beverages are a large source of calorie intake. The problem is, most of us don’t realize we are taking them in. Here are a few ways you can start cutting calories on beverages:
- Drink water, tea or black coffee. Cut off everything else. Especially sodas which besides usually being jam-packed with calories are also bad for your health;
- Start reading the nutritional value of your drinks before deciding to drink them. While 80-calories of milk offers you nutrients like protein and calcium, sodas have no nutrients at all;
- Avoid beverages that take most of their calories from sweeteners like syrup or fructose;
- For those beverages that you really enjoy, start taking little steps in the right direction. Maybe go for nonfat milk on your cappuccino?
- Choose smaller beverages;
- Drink non-caloric beverages between meals to control hunger.