London, Europe Brief News – To lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories than you burn. However, reducing the amount of food you eat can be difficult in the long run. Here are five simple but highly effective ways to cut calories and lose weight.
1. Count your calories
One way to make sure you don’t eat too many calories is to count them.
In the past, logging calories was quite time-consuming. However, modern apps have made it quicker and easier than ever to track what you eat.
Some apps also offer daily lifestyle tips to help keep you motivated. This may be more useful than just logging your intake, as it could help you form healthy, long-term habits.
2. Use less sauce
Adding ketchup or mayonnaise to your food can add more calories than you may realize. In fact, only 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of mayonnaise adds an extra 57 calories to your meal.
If you use a lot of sauce, try eating a bit less, or not using it at all, to reduce the number of calories you’re eating.
3. Don’t drink your calories
Drinks can be a forgotten source of calories in your diet.
Sugar-sweetened drinks, such as soda, are also linked to obesity and type 2 diabetes.
4. Don’t add sugar to tea and coffee
Tea and coffee are healthy, low-calorie drinks, but spooning in just 1 teaspoon (4 grams) of sugar adds around 16 calories to your drink.
Though this may not sound like much, the calories in a few cups or glasses of sugar-sweetened tea a day can add up.
5. Cook your own food
When you buy food prepared by someone else, you don’t always know what’s in it.
Even meals you think are healthy or low-calorie can contain hidden sugars and fats, bumping up their calorie content.
Cooking your own meals gives you better control over the number of calories you eat.