When you’re trying to make a change in your life, sometimes it takes lots of smaller changes to make the big one happen. And when you’re trying to lose weight, there are all kinds of little things you can do to help reach your goal too. Here are some simple ways to cut 500 calories a day from your diet so you can live a longer healthier life.
Cut soda out of your diet – If you’re a regular soda drinker, cutting the sugary beverages out of your life will cut calories and help you lose weight.
Stop eating out – Most of the time you have no idea how many calories are in your meal. And if you are dining at a restaurant with calorie counts listed on the menu, you notice some salads have over 1,000 calories and it’s hard to find anything to eat that’s under 500. So making your own food at home can definitely help you eat healthier.
Drink green tea when you’re craving a snack – According to recent research, drinking green tea can help your body burn more calories and when you do it with exercise, it helps even more. In the study, 60 obese people both eat three meals a day, but the group who drank green tea as well lost an extra 24 pounds! And that’s a big difference.
Drink a large glass of water before every meal – It’ll help fill you up and keep you from overeating.
Use a smaller plate at meals – This trick helps you keep portion sizes smaller and that helps you cut calories the easy way.
Cut down on alcohol – Beer has lots of calories, so do sugary cocktails and wine. So just think of all the calories you’ll be cutting if you limit your libations to one or two a week. And if you’re really brave, stop drinking alcohol all together and you’ll definitely see a difference.