Simple Tips To Cut Calories

There are some simple things which one can do to lose calories. These things can be done without indulging in rigorous exercise or workout. No matter what type of diet or exercise you follow, you need to burn more calories than you consume every day. For most of us, cutting down about 500 calories daily is a good place to start. Let’s look at some of the simple things which you can do to lose those extra calories.

Chew your food properly

  • It takes 20-30 minutes for your body to realize that you are no longer hungry
  • If you chew your food at least 20 times before swallowing, you will consume up to 80 calories less
  • Eating slowly will help you feel satiated on fewer calories

Make these healthy food swaps

  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise contains 95 calories
    • Instead swap it for 1 tbsp coriander chutney
    • This chutney contains only 24 calories
  • 1 scoop ice cream contains about calories
    • Consume homemade curd with sweetener instead
    • This contains only 78 calories
  • 1 cup Indian desi chai contains about 180 calories
    • Consume green tea with honey
    • Green tea with honey contains just 25 calories
  • Swap deep fried food for baked or grilled food
  • 2 cream biscuits contain about 185 calories
    • Swap them out for 20 grams bhuna chana
    • The bhuna chana contains only 72 calories
  • 1 tbsp oil for frying one onion has about 130 calories
    • Instead use 1 tsp oil for frying 1 tsp jeera
    • This contains only 42 calories
  • Some other healthy swaps which you can make
    • 1 bag chips 400 calories, 1 cup carrot 45 calories
    • 1 cup aerated drink 150 calories, 1 cup kanji 65 calories
    • 1 bowl ready to eat popcorn 260 calories, homemade airpopped popcorn 128 calories
    • Switch from fried eggs to boiled eggs

Sleep well

  • Sleep well to cut up to 300 calories
  • Sleep deprivation triggers production of ghrelin, the hunger hormones
  • Sleeping less than 6 hours a night makes you eat up to 300 calories
  • An extra hour of snoozing could save you 100 calories per meal

From large plate to medium plate swap

  • Swap your 12 inch plate for a 9 inch plate
  • This will ensure that you eat comparatively lesser

Eat without any distractions

  • Eat at the dining table or on the floor
  • Swap 1 hour of watching tv for a casual walk

Stand and not sit

  • You can also burn up to 500 calories daily by standing instead of sitting
  • Try standing or walking around when you’re on the phone or are reading a book

Eat more zero calorie food

  • Some of the zero calorie food are
    • Apple
    • Beetroot
    • Broccoli
    • Green leafy veggies
    • Cabbage
    • Cauliflower
    • Fennel
    • Tomato
    • Water melon
    • Lettuce
    • Capsicum etc

Be mindful while shopping

  • Read labels when you shop
  • Eat before you go out to shop for grocery shopping

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