06 Sep Ways to cut ~250 or more calories per day (Part 2 of 4)
Welcome to “Food is Medicine” by Its All About Choices. The theme for September is “Ways to cut ~250 or more calories per day”.
Every little bit helps when trying to lose weight, maintain weight or just eat healthier. What’s more important is what you’re cutting out! Many people (especially women) tend to over restrict and cut out WAY too much thinking that is beneficial. Usually, I still hear “the weight is not coming off” or “they’re slowing gaining weight”. This is a tell-tell sign that your method for cutting calories is not working – (sorry to say it so bluntly).
Another way to cut 250 calories a day is to choose one starchy grain (portion is key) such as potatoes, whole wheat breads and pastas, brown rice (YES all the carbs that has been deemed forbidden in the diet world!) and accompany with high density vegetables like spinach, broccoli, salad, cauliflower, green beans, etc. Of course, round the meal out with and adequate portion of lean protein.
Keep in mind green vegetables and grilled chicken or fish alone is not a meal! Vital and important carbohydrates are required for our brain and muscles. Carbs are not the enemy! Too many carbs are!
Monthly Challenge: Remain humble and open-minded that there is always more you can learn about nutrition from a Registered Dietitian or Licensed Nutritionist…