Thursday, December 29, 2011

Great link!

I get emails from fitness magazine and most of them are trying to get you to subscribe but they also provide good articles to read. This particular article is how to cut calories everyday without even really being on a diet. I thought it was worth sharing. Hope it helps!

The No-Hunger Way to Cut 100s of Calories

Some of my favorite advice from this article:

  • Use 1 tablespoon of mayo and 1 tablespoon of low-fat cottage cheese to make tuna salad.
  • Toss your salad with 1 tablespoon of dressing until every lettuce leaf is coated. You'll get away with using half the usual serving size. Try this trick at dinner too.
  • Making meatballs? Mix half the amount of ground beef the recipe calls for with half as much cooked brown rice.
  • Measure out your breakfast cereal; overestimating by just 1/3 cup can add 100 calories
  • Make your own salad dressing using low-sodium, fat-free broth in place of 2 tablespoons of oil.
  • Having fajitas? Fill up one tortilla rather than three, then eat the rest of your fixings with a fork.
  • Skip the small movie-theater popcorn and bring your own 1-ounce bag of Lay's.
  • At the mall, curb a craving for a soft pretzel with a 100-calorie pretzel pack.
  • Eat fruit before every meal. In a Pennsylvania State University study, people who munched apples 15 minutes before lunch ate about 187 fewer calories.
  • When making mac and cheese, resist temptation and prep just half the box. Save the rest in a zip-top bag for next time.
  • Use your grandmother's Joy of Cooking and you'll save an average of 506 calories over three meals, according to a recent Cornell University study. The secret: Smaller portion sizes and lower-calorie ingredients were called for back then.
Goal: 100 calories
Burn 50: Get up from your desk and take a 20-minute walk at lunch.
Cut 50: Skip the oyster crackers in your soup.
Goal: 250 calories
Burn 125: Shovel the driveway for 20 minutes.
Cut 125: Hold the cinnamon bun. Eat two slices of cinnamon toast.
Goal: 500 calories
Burn 250: Spend two hours making dinner for the entire week.
Cut 250: Mist a pan with cooking spray instead of pouring in oil.


  1. I thought this link was really interesting, thanks for sharing!
    Best wishes on your weight loss journey xx
    - Desperate Student

  2. Glad you liked the link. I plan to post more things like the links. I also like to cook so I will be trying new recipes and telling how they taste and what I would do or did different from the original recipe.