Here are ways you can cut down on your calories by making these simple food swaps. Read the following article for some useful tips to reduce your calories intake:
Cut down on your dairy
Switch 12 ounces of café mocha with whipped cream with a non-fat cappuccino. You will cut down on 230 calories! Also, start eating non-fat yoghurt. This will save you 170 calories per day.
Reduce your breakfast
If you eat a cup of granola with whole milk for breakfast, then you need to reconsider. If you add processed orange juice to your menu, that will add up to 598 calories. Instead, eat a granola bar and down it with fresh orange juice. This way you will consume only 187 calories!
Choosing healthier ingredients for your sandwich
A sandwich made of sourdough bread, mayonnaise and Swiss cheese adds up to 579 calories! In fact, did you know a tablespoon of mayonnaise contains 103 calories? You are better off with a sandwich made from large pita and mustard. You will only consume 174 calories.
Indulge your sweet tooth with frozen yoghurt
A scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate syrup in a waffle cone adds up to 477 calories. However, if you have vanilla frozen yoghurt, you will only be consuming 211 calories!
Cut down on the carbs
The next time you feel like having russet potatoes dipped in butter, cheddar cheese and sour cream, think again. All the ingredients add up to 400 calories. Complement this dish with cooked sweet yellow corn and you will be consuming 543 calories in total! Switch with a healthier meal by having baked sweet potato seasoned with your favorite spices. Complement it with cooked spinach. You will save yourself from consuming 397 calories!
Eat healthier snacks
If you love eating salt & vinegar chips or blueberry scones when you are hungry between meals, think again! Salt & vinegar chips contain 150 calories while the scone has 460 calories! The next time you feel hungry have a Greek yoghurt and a caramel rice cake instead. The latter has 50 calories while Greek yogurt contains 90 calories.
Munch on sliced sweet potatoes
Did you know 6 ounces of potato chips contain 600 calories? On an average, a person is supposed to consume around 2000 calories. That means that when you munch a big packet of potato chips in front of the TV, you have already consumed a quarter of your calories intake. Start making your own snacks! Slice sweet potatoes thinly and baked them in the oven at 250 degrees for half an hour. Eat it with low-fat sour cream. You will consume only around 200 calories!
Avoid drinking smoothies from ice cream parlor
Next time you want to sip on cool and delicious smoothies, try this healthy all-fruit drink at home! Smoothies sold in restaurants and ice cream parlors are packed with more than 600 calories. Take a carrot, peeled beet and an apple. Blend them with two slices of pineapple, ½-cup of organic apple juice, water and ice. 12 ounces of this drink contains only 115 calories!