4 Tips To Reduce Calorie Consumption
America has the reputation of eating too much. Is that a surprise? Not really if you think about it. We are the one of the most obese countries on the planet. In fact, according to a chart on InfoPlease that represents a study perform by the World Health Organization, we are number 9 on the list with around 3/4th of our population in the overweight or obese category.
It is almost surprising that we aren’t higher on the list. Considering that we have fast food on almost every street in America…So, we figured we would write up a small post with 4 tips to help you reduce your caloric consumption and maybe help make a change in our unhealthy country.
So, here are four tips for you to consider:
1. Get smaller plates
Most people will fill up a plate for a meal and be done after finishing what is on that plate. That is why you should get smaller plates. Smaller plates mean less food per serving, which obviously helps you reduce the amount that you eat. You don’t have to go all out and get the smallest plates ever because just going one size down changes a lot.
2. Choose Meat Wisely
Beef and pork are very calorie dense foods. They are usually high in saturated fat, which adds to the unhealthy factor. Now, we all need protein to be able to function so I am not saying to cut out meat. Instead, eat lean cuts of beef and pork. Also, you should replace a lot of red meat meals with white meal, such as chicken, turkey, and fish. They are much healthier and less calorie dense.
3. Drink Water Before Eating
This tip has been around for a long time but it is completely effective. If you drink one to two glasses before eating, you will get fuller faster. In turn, you eat less and consume less calories. It is great if you are on a diet because you can still feel full after eating very little food.
Exercise doesn’t seem like it has to do with your calorie consumption, does it? Well, your body weight is all about calories taken in versus calories used for energy. If you are in excess for the day, you store calories as fat, and gain weight. If you are in a caloric deficient phase during the day, your body starts to use stored fat for energy. So, exercise helps you burn calories, right? If you exercise enough, you can almost get away with eating all you want, even though that is not recommended!
So, there you have it, four easy to use tips for reducing your calories. Have any more tips for us? Let us know with a comment below!