Dieting doesn’t have to mean obsessing over the nutrition labels. Here are simple ways to reduce your caloric intake (by barely even trying!).Know when to stop.
Even just leaving a few bites on your plate after each meal can make a difference when you think about your weekly calorie count. So if you’re no longer hungry, leave whatever’s on your plate…on your plate.Use smaller tableware.
You’re more likely to fill up a large dish or bowl if you have the space, so this is a great way to keep your portions under control. (And you won’t mentally feel like you’re eating half a meal!)Sub-in healthier options.
Replace regular cheese with low-fat cheddar, swap eggs for egg whites and switch from one- or two-percent milk to skim. Another easy way to cut calories: Use non-stick cooking spray instead of butter when whipping up some healthy stir-fry or other stovetop dishes.Expert: Elisa Zied
, MS, RD, CDN, author of Nutrition At Your Fingertips
(Alpha, 2009) and Feed Your Family Right!
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