Burn more calories than you consume. That’s it. It is predicted that by 2008, more than 7 out of 10 Americans are gonna be overweight. Is that scary or is that scary? If you are a gym instructor, you get to exercise everyday. If not, you’re just like everybody else. I for one, exercise only on alternate days. There are also people who don’t exercise at all. However, everyone eats everyday. It’s just a matter of how much calories we put into our body. Below are 24 super easy ways that you and I can follow to reduce calorie intake.
- Spread only jam / peanut butter on the bread.
- Boil the eggs instead of frying.
- Drink soy milk instead of fresh whole milk.
- Switch to bran flakes instead of Cheerios
- Save a portion of the candy bar for next time.
- Drink light beer instead of regular beer.
Use the leftover butter to cook your meals instead. If you eat bread everyday for breakfast like I do, this will help a LOT.
35 kcal = 1 teaspoon of butter
35 kcal less consumed
Add 5 drops of soy sauce, 2 shakes of pepper and stir the egg contents in a small bowl. It tastes yummylicious.
235 kcal = 2 fried eggs
170 kcal = 2 boiled eggs
65 kcal less consumed
Fat free/skim milk will also do but it’s pricier than soy milk.
150 kcal = 1 cup of fresh whole milk
85 kcal = 1 cup of fat free milk
90 kcal = 1 cup of soy milk
60 kcal less consumed
110 kcal = 3/4 cups of Cheerios
90 kcal = 3/4 cups Kellogg’s bran flakes
20 kcal less consumed
For example, break the chocolate bar into half. Eat with either an apple, banana or orange. These 3 are commonly available high fiber food. The fiber will make you feel full, which in turn stops your appetite. Drink 2 glasses of water.
226 kcal = 1 bar (15 o.z.) of Chocolate
60 kcal ~ apple, banana, orange
53 kcal less consumed
Some examples of light beer :
- Amstel Light
- Blatz Light
- Bud Light
- Busch Light
- Carlsberg Light
- Coors Light
- Heidelberg Light
- Keystone Light
- Michelob Light
- Miller Lite
- Milwaukee’s Best Light
- Molson Light
- Old Milwaukee Light
- Old Style Light
- Olympia Gold Light
- Pabst Light
145 kcal = 12 fl oz of regular beer
105 kcal = 12 fl oz of light beer
40 kcal less consumed
115 kcal = 1 chicken frank (45g)
70 kcal = 1 Healthy Choice Jumbo frank
45 kcal less consumed
96 kcal = 2 chocolate chip cookies
8 kcal = Saltine crackers
88 kcal less consumed
Share the rest.
610 kcal = 8 oz of lean & fat sirloin steak
170 kcal = 3 oz of lean sirloin steak
440 kcal less consumed
Indulge yourself with 3 cups.
152 kcal = 1 cup of caramel coated
93 kcal = 3 cups of air popped
59 kcal less consumed
230 kcal = 1 cup of low fat, fruit flavoured yogurt
110 kcal = 1 cup of 0% fat, plain yogurt
120 kcal less consumed
Imagine sinking your teeth into your favourite chicken part with less worry.
307 calories = 1 cup of fried chicken
266 calories = 1 cup of roast chicken
41 kcal less consumed
80 kcal = Cola
4 kcal = Diet Cola
76 kcal less consumed
Or if you have any other sinful cravings, you should check this out.
290 kcal = 1/2 cup of vanilla fudge ice cream
132 kcal = 1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream
158 kcal less consumed
Eat oven baked potato chips instead of normal potato chips.
1210 kcal = 6 oz of regular chips
147 kcal = 6 oz of oven baked chips. Here’s the recipe. =)
1063 kcal less consumed
360 kcal = large fries
175 kcal = 8 onion rings
185 kcal less consumed
1,215 kcal = 12″ meat & vegetable pizza
875 kcal = 12″ cheese pizza
340 kcal less consumed
40 kcal = 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
15 kcal = 2 tbsp barbecue sauce
25 kcal less consumed
205 kcal = 2 tbsp maple syrup
100 kcal = 2 tbsp strawberry syrup
105 kcal less consumed
240 kcal = 2 slices of garlic bread
40 kcal = 2 slices of bread stick
200 kcal less consumed
205 kcal = 1 cup of cooked long grain white rice
150 kcal = 1 cup of cooked wild rice
55 kcal less consumed
319 kcal = strawberry milkshake
150 kcal = strawberry smoothie
169 kcal less consumed
440 kcal = chicken breast sandwich
215 kcal = turkey breast deli sandwich
225 kcal less consumed
158 kcal = 3 oz tuna canned in oil
98 kcal = 3 oz tuna canned in water
60 kcal less consumed