5 tips that will change how you cook or eat.
Cutting a few calories here and there won’t instantly show up on the scale – but making consistent changes will. Here are 5 effortless ways to sidestep excess calories throughout your day.
• Drink your coffee or tea plain – a recent study published in the journal Public Health found that people who drink their coffee black consume about 69 fewer calories a day.
• Get more fiber at breakfast – if you choose a high-fiber breakfast, you’re going to feel full sooner and eat less of it overall (oats are one good option).
• Cut back on cooking oil – when you’re sautéing vegetables or cooking on a stovetop, one of the best things you can do is to use a nonstick cooking spray instead of putting oil in your pan. You can also sub in a few tablespoons of chicken, beef, or vegetable broth.
• Don’t eat in front of the TV – eating a meal while watching the television unconsciously makes you overeat because we’re not paying attention to portion sizes and our brains may not fully register that we’ve eaten at all!
• Do more cooking at home – eating out may be the fast option but it may help to know that home cooking on top of its other benefits, helps you cut calories. A study in the journal Public Health Nutrition found that people who cooked dinner six or seven nights a week consumed about 150 calories fewer per day than those who cooked once a week or less.