The latest fad diet will only help with a few pounds. For profound long term weight loss, changing your eating habits is necessary. These simple changes can help you cut 500 calories a day from your diet, and multiple changes over time can cut a significant portion of your excess calorie intake!
Let’s Explore Ways To Cut 500 Calories A Day
Many of these changes you won’t even notice, and before you know it, you are eating healthy and the pounds are dropping off.
1. Have your sandwich filling on a salad
Two slices of bread and two tablespoons of mayonnaise weigh in at 500 calories. Cut those calories from your lunch by having a salad instead, and you’ve cut 500 calories a day! Put your sandwich filling on a healthy plate of greens with a vinaigrette for a low calorie meal. If a salad doesn’t appeal to you, try lettuce wraps: instead of the bread, wrap your sandwich in green leaf lettuce with a mustard dip.
2. Leave 25% of your food on your plate each meal
The average person eats approximately 2000 calories a day, leaving 25% of that on your plate each meal will cut 500 calories from your diet in no time. You were probably made to clean your plate when growing up and continue to do so to this day. With food portions at restaurants and home being so large these days, leaving some behind makes more sense. Eventually, you will adjust to smaller portions to avoid wasting food. Your mom will understand and might actually thank you for the advice when you tell her!