A reduction of only 500 calories a day will result in a weight loss of one pound a week which adds up over time. That is 52 pounds in a year!
Think about it - if you are eating 2,500 calories daily now, which is not too unusual given all the hidden and "forgotten" calories we consume daily, a mere reduction of 500 of those calories will result in weight loss! This will automatically cut the amount of fat consumed and reduce the intake of sodium, sugar and concentrated calories such as meat and carbohydrates.
Rather than put yourself on a diet, make moderate changes.
- Omit one large snack or dessert, and all second helpings each day.
- Eat a little less meat and high fat foods.
- Add a salad or extra serving of 'skinny' vegetables every day, (you know which ones).
- Go for a walk after supper. It all adds up - but not on the scale!