Rather than remember all the rules of the latest diet craze, healthy eating is best kept simple. We love simple - it’s in our name. With some good habits in place, you can easily reduce calories here and there that all add up during the day.
• Use Smaller Plates.
Big plates hold big portions - whether you need them or not. Going with smaller plates for meals is a great way to help judge portion sizes and curb overeating.
• Indulge Reasonably.
It’s ok to indulge every once in a while, just do so in moderation and everything will be fine. If you can’t stop thinking about chocolate cake, you’re likely to eat lots of other things to try and fill that void, but really, you’ll still just want chocolate cake.
• Use Less Sauce.
Bottled sauces can add 100 calories or more per tablespoon so try and be mindful of how much you add so you aren’t drowning your food in unnecessary calories.
• Drink Water.
The old standard of drinking 8 glasses of water a day is a good starting point but more is better. Your body uses water for a huge variety of functions and it could usually use a little more.
• Size Up Your Portions.
A serving size for meat and fish is 3oz, which ends up being about the size of the palm of your hand. You don’t have to obsess over measuring portions but at least get a baseline by sizing things up every once in a while so you know where you stand.
• Dip Vegetables Instead of Chips.
Try going with carrots/cauliflower/cucumbers instead of chips in your dip. This swap works for hummus, French onion dip, and even salsa.
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