Stood on the scales after my morning shower, think they are broken………!
A report published in Science magazine stated that cutting 100 calories a day would be enough to prevent, and reverse, the 2lbs weight gain that the average person makes every year. The researchers calculated that most of us put on an average of 14-16lbs every eight years and the figures suggest that 90% of the population are storing up to 50 extra calories as fat every day!
Pass on the pasta :The recommended serving size for pasta is 2ozs or 50g of uncooked pasta. The typical restaurant portion is easily four times this size, so leave the extra (your portion should be about the size of a tennis ball) and cut 100 cals!
Reduce your cereal: The amount of cereal eaten is often twice the recommended serving size. So weigh out the 30 or 40g serving of cereal and get to know what the correct portion looks like in the bowl you normally use.
Cut back on the bread: Cutting out just one slice of bread will save around 100 cals – try an open sandwich or have your usual filling with just one slice of wholegrain.
Avoid the butter mountain!: Use a teaspoon instead of a tablespoon to measure your butter. Spread just a thin layer of fats on your bread.
2 glasses of orange juice (225ml each) with 2 oranges
Swap 2 whole milk fruit yoghurts for 2 low fat yoghurts
2 servings of carrots with 2 servings of cauliflower
Have 2 grilled chicken fillets instead of 2 fried chicken fillets
Swap 2 chocolate biscuits for 2 tbs of dried fruit
Dress it, don’t drown it!: Swap full fat salad dressing for the reduced fat version.
Pass on the cheese board: Skip just a couple of crackers with cheese and save 100.
Count your biscuits :A single medium-sized biscuit can easily have 100 calories. Try spreading a crispbread or cracker with a thin layer of jam instead.
If chocolate is your downfall, try some low fat chocolate drinks as a replacement.
Drink a super sized 500ml bottle of fizzy drink? Switch to the diet version. Or why not try some water?
If you drink 6 cups of coffee or tea with sugar (16 calories per tsp) and whole milk (17 calories per 25ml) each day, it amounts to 200 calories. By omitting the sugar (use sweetener if you wish) and using skimmed milk, you will save 150 calories!
Heed the limit If you drink alcohol:, limit your daily consumption to one drink for women and two drinks for men. A 150ml glass of wine, a 330ml bottle of beer and a spirit with mixer all have around 100 calories.