Cutting Calories? 3 Easy Ways
Since many of us will be relaxing and enjoying a lot of barbeques and parties this summer (maybe even this weekend), I figured I’d break out my summer party calorie cutters.
So here are 3 easy Summer Party “cutting calories” ideas you can use to fight off belly fat.
No matter what plan you’re following, in order to lose weight you MUST burn off more calories than you take in. No way around it.
Keep in mind; these tricks aren’t really “sexy”…but they work.
1: Dip instead of pour
This one is a biggie so pay close attention.
Every time you use ANY type of condiment or salad dressing just make sure you dip your food into it instead of pouring.
So if you’re eating a lean cut of protein and you have a baked potato and side salad with it — don’t dump a bunch of ketchup on your potato. Instead, put a small amount (a tablespoon or two) on your plate and dip your potato into it.
Side bar: Try to use ketchup that’s low in sugar and make sure it doesn’t contain High Fructose Corn Syrup. Heinz makes a low sugar ketchup and Hunt’s makes one that is HFCS free.
Do the same exact thing with your salads at home and always ask for your dressing on the side when you’re eating out.
Cutting Calories is easy when you
order the dressing on the side
I guarantee you’ll use HALF the amount of condiments and dressing that you normally would.
2: Treat nuts, nut butters, and cheeses like condiments when you’re cutting calories
Most folks make the mistake of treating nuts, nut butters, and cheeses like protein sources, when in reality they should be consumed in limited amounts and treated more like condiments instead.
All three of these foods contain more fat and calories than traditional sources of protein…and they’re mostly fat, which means they yield 9 calories per gram vs. 4 calories per gram that you get from complete protein sources.
Just look at the breakdown on this label of raw cashews:
Cutting Calories from Fat is a challenge!
As you can see, ¼ cup of cashews has…
• 12 grams of fat
• 9 grams of carbs
• Only 5 grams of protein.
You can clearly see that there is way more fat and carbs than there is protein.
If you decide to have a half cup (which is very easy when you’re snacking without paying attention) you just added an additional 320 calories into your day without even realizing it.
The label on a package of cheese is VERY similar.
Additionally, most cheese is loaded with “hidden” fillers and is a very poor source of protein.
Even though I LOVE cheese, I make sure to consume it in moderation. This can easily cut out a couple hundred calories (or more) per day to help put you into more of a calorie deficit, which always equals more fat-loss.
3: Drink more water
Yada yada yada…I know, boooooooring.
But believe or not, there is a lot of research that suggests many times we mistake mild dehydration for hunger.
Additionally, a whopping 80% of people live in a mildly dehydrated state.
So a VERY simple way for cutting calories is to make sure you always drink more water before (and between) meals.
You’ll automatically be cutting calories and you won’t mistake your dehydration for fake hunger.
Just keep a water bottle in your line of sight the entire day and you’ll drink nearly twice as much.
Cutting calories by drinking more water
And since water is the catalyst to all metabolic processes that take place inside your body, being adequately hydrated has a host of other benefits that will assist you in your weight-loss goals.
So there you have it…
…Super simple ways to cutting your calorie intake dramatically without suffering.
Sometimes it’s the “little” things like this that can instantly make a BIG difference in achieving your fat-loss goals.
Just make SURE you’re using a nutrition and exercise plan that’s PROVEN.
Sadly, there are many diet plans on the market that I would not want my own mother to try, much less my subscribers!
Dr. Jill Hollowell explains it clearly so you can avoid the pitfalls of these 5 diets right here and now:
5 Diets To NEVER Try <<< AVOID
In addition, Jill shares how she used this knowledge and a few other important fat loss tips to win her own struggles against stubborn flab.
Make sure you’re not doing these:
Keep Cutting Calories and have a great one!
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