06 Sep Ways to Cut 250 or More Calories per day (Part 3 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 a turkey or 90% or more lean ground chuck or sirloin for grilling burgers. Opt to eat burgers at steak restaurants. Steak restaurants generally use sirloin – a leaner cut of beef.
Yes, red meat is not evil. Everything in moderation. Lean cuts and portions are KEY. Red is your best (not the only) source of iron and the body absorbs 100% of it. Eliminating red meat is not necessary for weight loss or heart health.
Monthly Challenge: Remain humble and open-minded that there is always more you can learn about nutrition from a Registered Dietitian or Licensed Nutritionist…