Here are five easy ways to save calories every day without going on a diet. This doesn’t require any fancy nutrition bars or starving yourself, but you will save 250 calories or more!
First on the list of easy ways to save calories is to get enough sleep! Research shows if you don’t get 8 hours or more of zzz’s, you’re more likely to pack on the pounds. A University of Chicago study shows people who got just 5.5 hours of shuteye ate about 1,000 calories more than their well-rested counterparts on average.
Don’t Eat In Front Of The TV
Some pretty smart people at the University of Massachusetts were able to determine you eat about 288 calories more when you sit in front of the tube. We get lost in whatever we’re watching and start mindlessly eating! Eat at the table and you’ll be happier and healthier. Besides, you can always set your DVR to record.
Third on the list of easy ways to save calories is the incredible edible egg. According to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, people who eat two eggs and skip carbohydrates at breakfast are doing their body a world of good. The average egg eater will consume 416 fewer calories throughout the course of the day compared to non-egg eaters. Why? The protein in the eggs can help to curb unhealthy cravings. It also helps to keep you full until your next meal, which cuts down on snacking.
To Go Box
It should come as no surprise that portions at restaurants are huge! To keep from overeating, ask your server for a to-go box at the same time you place your order. Then, as soon as your food comes put half in the box and place it out of sight. Congratulations, you just cut your calories in half!
This is perhaps the easiest of the easy ways to save calories. Although it may sound a little funny, you’d be wise to eat off of a smaller plate. Studies show that you’ll eat 20 to 25 percent less when using a 10-inch plate compared to a traditional 12-inch plate. That knocks a 600 calorie dinner down to 450!