5 Simple Ways to Cut Calories

by in Healthy Tips, November 30, 2012

olive oil
Calories can be sneaky, finding their way into your diet when you aren’t looking. Too many of them make it hard to maintain a healthy weight. Try these 5 simple things to save calories throughout the day — we promise you won’t miss them.

1. Measure Oil
It’s really easy to misjudge how much oil you use when cooking. When every tablespoon has 120 calories (and 14 grams of fat), you can unknowingly rack up some serious calories by adding an extra splash here and there. Keep a measuring spoon handy  – a teaspoon or two is really all you need.

2. Downsize Bread
Trade large slices of bread and gigantic wraps for English muffins, rolls and flatbreads to save hundreds of calories at each meal. Always choose whole grain versions for more hunger fighting fiber.

3.    Blot Grease
Whether it’s a slice of cheesy pizza or homemade fish tacos, use a paper towel to absorb excess oil. It’s not easy to quantify exactly how many calories you are sucking away, but every little bit helps.

4. Actually have “1 drink”
Healthy guidelines for alcohol consumption are based on specific portions: 5 fluid ounces of wine, 12 fluid ounces of beer or 1 shot (1½  fluid ounces) of hard alcohol. Each drink averages 120 calories – pay attention to how you pour and save big calories this holiday season.

5. Switch to “Whipped”
Whipped butter and whipped cream cheese have 50 percent fewer calories than the original versions but with all the creamy goodness. Make the switch and you’ll save 50 calories per tablespoon.

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »

Similar Posts

Countdown to New Year’s: No-Resolutions Resolution Week 2

If you’re just joining us, it’s not too late to get on board with our No-Resolutions Resolution plan for 2015. We’re grabbing hold of th...

Comments (162)

  1. Mike Carmo says:

    The Ships’s Voyages…

    I believe technological innovation just can make it worse. Now there’s a channel to hardly ever treatment, now there will not be a probability for them to discover….

  2. laundry detergents for sensitive skin…

    to find issues to improve my internet site!I suppose its okay to create use of some of your respective principles!!…

  3. free cheer laundry detergent coupons…

    I believe know-how just can make it worse. Now there’s a channel to never ever treatment, now there will not be a chance for them to discover….

  4. laundry detergent logos made by procter and gamble…

    This could likely be quite beneficial for a few of one’s work opportunities I plan to will not only with my weblog but…

  5. touchless paper towel dispenser…

    I think there could be considered a few duplicates, but an exceedingly useful checklist! I’ve tweeted this. Several thanks for sharing!…

  6. strongest paper towel science fair project…

    to locate issues to further improve my web page!I suppose its okay to generate usage of a number of within your concepts!!…

  7. viva paper towel coupon printable…

    My wife and that i have been now delighted that Albert could execute his studies on account of the thoughts he had as a result of your online page. It can be once in a while perplexing to just often be gifting away methods which some people might have …

  8. brawny paper towels…

    to uncover concerns to enhance my web page!I suppose its okay to produce usage of some of the principles!!…

  9. paper towel coupon…

    So sorry you’ll skip the workshop!…

  10. kids tutoring online…

    I feel there may be a several duplicates, but an exceedingly handy listing! I have tweeted this. Several thanks for sharing!…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>