06 Sep Ways to Cut 250 or More Calories per day (Part 4 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).
As we close out September, another way to cut 250 calories a day is to skip the bread and butter before dinner. I know this is a challenge. The bread is addictive especially when you arrive starving! These empty calories from the bread basket definitely add up fast.
First of all, don’t show up at the dinner table starving! This is a setup to over-eat. Opt for a side salad as an appetizer.
Monthly Challenge: Remain humble and open-minded that there is always more you can learn about nutrition from a Registered Dietitian or Licensed Nutritionist…