Current living 15 September, 2017 Isabel Vallejo
No matter what type of diet you follow, it is important to avoid consuming more calories than you need.
- Swap your snack. Snacking is fine, just be sure to choose lower-calorie options.
- Cut one high-calorie treat. Try to nix one high-calorie food item each day. Whether it is a donut in the morning, a brownie or bag of chips at lunch, you will save 250 to 350 calories or more.
- Do not drink your calories. One 12-ounce (355 mL) regular soda has about 150 calories, and a 16-ounce (475 mL) flavored latte can pack 250 or more. Even fruit smoothies can have as much as 400 calories in a 16-ounce (475 mL) serving. Opt for water, coffee or black tea instead.
- Just say “no” to fried food. Frying food adds lots of unhealthy calories and saturated fats. Instead of fried chicken or fish, go for grilled, broiled, or poached options instead.
- Avoid alcohol. Alcohol does not have any nutritional value, so when you drink it, you are getting empty calories. If you do order a drink, choose a 12-ounce (355 mL) light beer (103 calories) or a 5-ounce (145 mL) glass of wine (120 calories).