Cutting Calories Without Eating Less

by November 7, 2012

As any dieter knows we must eat less calories than we burn in order to lose weight. If you’ve ever been on a diet you also know that eating less often leaves a person feeling hungry and looking for quick ways to feel full again. Rather than simply reducing your portion sizes we suggest that you increase your intake of foods that have high nutritional value without being high in calories.

vegetables and dietingFruits, vegetables, lean meats and low fat dairy are foods which leave you feeling satisfied without weighing you down.

5 Tips for Cutting Calories Without Eating Less

Eating Less With Vegetables

Jam It With Veggies

Add veggies to everything, by simply adding carrots, lettuce, avocado or tomatoes to a chicken wrap you’re increasing the nutritional value and satisfying your hunger at the same time.

Choose The Right Fruit

Fruit as a snack is a good choice right? Yes it is, but it can be the BEST choice if you’re choosing the right fruit. Choosing fruits which are high in water content means less calories.  Reach for fruits like watermelon, strawberries, blueberries, peaches and plums rather than high calorie choices like bananas.

Begin With Soup or Salad

Having a salad with light dressing or a broth-based soup prior to meals will have you feeling fuller faster. Your stomach will recognize the fluid or vegetables and your hunger will subside, leaving you less likely to consume wasted calories.

Choose Egg Whites

Egg whites are high in protein and low in fat and cholesterol. A large egg will set you back about 80 calories, yet the whites from two large eggs contain 34 calories and a quarter-cup of egg substitute has 30 calories.

Lean Protein Only

Lean protein is an important part of any healthy diet and can help with your weight-loss efforts. Lean protein provides you with a sense of fullness and helps prevent overeating. Good choices of lean proteins are:  shrimp, tilapia, light tuna in water, low fat dairy, beans, peas, lentils and roasted turkey breast.

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