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My Tricks to cut calories in foods.. Winter 5 % challenge assignment # 5.

Friday, February 08, 2013



This assignment was asked that if I have tricks to cut calories in foods that we commonly eat. Cutting calories may seem like a daunting task, especially when you're trying to cut hundreds of calories each day to lose the recommended 1-2 pounds per week. Will I go hungry?
Is there something you eat often that you have learned to cut the calories on? What works best for you?

*I do not have special way to cut calories, but I just started leaning more about foods general, such as simple carb vs. complex carb. And I try to avoid simple carb. And when I cook, I steam or broil instead fried. Use lemon or lime instead salt. Eats lots of fresh salads



*To stop sweets craving , I drink home made veggies and fruits smoothie in the morning for breakfast. This has been working best for me to get my veggie fruits in take, also stop carving of sweets all day.



*Recently, I purchased foods scale and calorie counting book , also some other foods related books to help me understand foods and reduce calorie. (*^^*) I also believe Spark People's Food tracker to track my foods to see all the calorie I've consumed for the day is really the eye opener and helping me. To save calorie, I will not go hungry. I will eat something with less calorie with nutrients. Avoid junk foods, don't keep it in the house.
Last but not least, drink lots of water.






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  • v MSGRANNYMAE
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    1206 days ago
  • v KIMCOLLINGS
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    1206 days ago
  • v ITSMATT
    I like it.

    My trick is that I eat things that are low in calories but higher in volume and ability to make me feel filled up.

    Popcorn
    Oatmeal
    Sa
    lads
    Fruits and veggies
    Proteins

    Works for me.

    Make it a great day!
    Matt
    1206 days ago
  • v DALID414
    One way I eat less calories is by eating out of children plates and bowls. emoticon
    1206 days ago
  • v PIXIE-LICIOUS
    Way to go, Mickey!
    1207 days ago
  • v KTREK32
    Great plan you are doing great emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Kim


    1207 days ago
  • v CHRISTINASP
    Good blog!
    Personally I don't want to count calories or focus on calories / cutting them. I did that when I was younger and it really messed up my thinking and my natural relationship with food and my body / hunger.
    So I prefer to just focus on having HEALTHY eating habits and eating healthy foods, which means as little processed foods as I can, and lots and lots of vegetables. Eating vegetables (except the starchy ones) COSTS the more body energy / calories than the vegetables ADD, so they are always good for weight loss.
    1207 days ago
  • v LISAN0415
    I whole heartedly agree- Keep junk food and trigger foods OUT OF the house, out of your car, out of your locker at work.

    If I do get a craving, I am very unlikely to get into my car and go drive to the store (especially in this cold!) and go buy it and eat it. But if it were in my house, I may very well eat it!

    Thank you for the reminder!

    -Lisa
    1207 days ago
  • v BERGBA7
    Very good approach. With this mind set you will do it!
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    1207 days ago
  • v POPSY190
    Your determination shines through. I think your illustrations are great!
    1207 days ago
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