5 Best Ways To Lose Calories Daily
Losing weight can be frustrating especially when you have tried all the yoyo diets out there without success. With that being said, it really doesn’t have to be, by simply counting your calories and choosing the right foods, you can lose weight without even trying. Below are the 5 best ways to lose calories daily and decrease your waistline.
Cutting calories isn’t an inherently natural process, and I do believe we (and myself included) underestimate the calories of any given snack or meal. Have you ever found yourself wondering how many calories something has, and when you looked it up, it was way more than you had imagined? You’re not alone on that one, and even the most experienced of us can get caught out on this one.
5 Best Ways To Lose Calories Daily
I really wanted to talk about the little ways I’ve installed some straightforward and sustainable habits which allow me to eat fewer calories per day and have the ability to ignite my metabolism and energy levels still. But before we do go into this, I want to bring to your attention that as crucial as it is to make sure we’re not overeating, it’s just as essential to not undereat for long periods.
This leaves us all lethargic and losing muscle mass in the process. I have balanced this by allowing one meal or two per week to be of higher calories. This is sometimes referred to as a “cheat meal” or a meal that you can eat what you like. Usually, for me, it’s something carb-heavy, but not unhealthy!
I would encourage you to keep this in the back of your mind so that you aren’t polluting your digestive system with something that could cause inflammation and bring your body into the position of retaining water for several days. Now that I have gotten that out of the way, let’s get into some great tips on cutting calories without even knowing it.
Eliminate the use of sugar in your tea and coffee.
All those tiny particles of white sugar add up. Think of sauces, dips, or any other processed foods. I gave up using sugar in anything about 12 years ago. When it comes to my coffee, I use stevia instead. For anything I may make, it’s a toss-up between honey, stevia, and coconut nectar. There are so many plant-based sugar alternatives that taste wonderful. The best ones I’ve bought are from iHerb.
Cook at home as often as possible.
Eating ou leaves us susceptible to eating way more calories than what we should. Do you know what is put into your meal? There could be hidden sugars in a special sauce or maybe some toxic cooking oils and additives. Cooking at home encourages the use of a lot more natural and healthy foods.
I love having the choice to use the ingredients I like, high-quality olive oil and fresh or dried herbs. I know exactly where everything comes from, and it’s a great feeling of accomplishment. If you made 7 of your meals for 40 days, how much will your body change? There is only one way to find out!
Make veggies your heaviest portions during meal times.
Even though we know how important veggies are, most of us probably don’t eat enough of them. Filling your plate with lots of green veggies will dramatically reduce the caloric value of your meal. My best filler tip is to eat your veggies first. Then get onto the protein. You will most likely feel quite full and eat a lot less of anything else on your plate. If you do ever get sick of the veggies, why not make a soup. That will increase your satiety trifold!
Drink 1–2 glasses of water before your meal.
This little trick helps you feel a lot more satisfied, causing you to eat less food during your meal. Drinking water before your meal also allows you to decide if you are starving or just dehydrated. If you drink a lot of water, still drink a couple of glasses before a meal, and assess your weight loss progress in months. You will be amazed!
Eat protein with every meal.
Protein should play an essential part in everyone’s meal planning. It not only keeps you full for more extended periods, but it helps to burn calories whilst it’s digesting. This is what we call a “thermogenic” food. If you do eat protein sources during the day, you will notice how hard it is to snack, as satiety will be apparent for hours after a protein-rich meal.
Use a cleaner source of protein for your meals, such as eggs, white fish, and chicken. These should be the regular staples, then adding red meats a few times per week. If I had to pick one to eat more of, I would say eggs, followed by chicken. You can’t go wrong with these two sources – as you can pretty much eat them with anything
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