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5 Easy Swaps for Weight Loss!

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Watch your food, Not the TV

Healthy Swaps, Watching TV Eating

According to a research conducted by the University of Massachusetts, you’ll eat about 288 calories MORE in front of a screen! I know, I know, you like watching your favourite show with a snack, but if you care about your health and your scales, you’ll make the smart move.

TV EATINGBe Careful on the salad

Salad? I know! You’re like “that’s the one thing I don’t even like!” But it’s not the salad, not the lettuce and tomatoes, I’m talking about the dressing. Some of the salad dressings I’ve come across have more calories in two tablespoons than a snickers bar! In fact, you can save about 500 calories by sticking to just one topping instead of more!

SMALL PLATES, MORE FOOD

You might’ve heard this before, but it really is a psychological thing: if you’re eating in a huge plate and your portion is only a quarter of that, you’ll believe you haven’t eaten enough. Do yourself a favour and buy a few quarter plates and save up to 500 calories! That way you believe you ate more than while eating the same amount in a big plate that’s only working your arms when you pick it up.

SERVE YOUR CHIPS

Chips

Well, first of all, lay off junk like chips because they’re absolutely useless. But if you really can’t say no, do yourself a favour and take it in a plate and know how many you’re eating. Eating out of the bag is the same thing as eating from the big plate in the point I made before. About 14 chips can be about as much as 300 calories!

SERVE LESS, TAKE MORE

Smaller portions

Instead of filling up your plate with everything you think you’ll be eating that meal, try taking one or two things at a time and one serving instead of more. Eat slow and you’ll notice you’ll often get full before you help yourself to more, but if needed, go ahead and take it. This way you’re not overstuffing yourself simply because the food is already on your plate.

At the end of the day, remember one important thing…

YOU DON’T NECESSARILY HAVE TO EAT LESS, YOU JUST HAVE TO EAT RIGHT.

1 Comment

  1. Samira

    August 28, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I will try this….desperately wanting to shed some kilos

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