1.Eat little and often.
Eating 5-6 small meals a day will prevent you from snacking between meals. It can also prevent bloating. Eating every 3 hours will control blood sugar levels. Every time you eat, the food is broken down into sugar which travels through the blood and provides energy for your entire body. It takes 2-3 hours for blood sugar levels to up and then back down again.
2. Cut out Sugar.
Personally, I see a massive difference in how I look and feel when I cut out sugar. After a lot of sugar over christmas I have broken out in spots. My body feels softer and cellulite is slowly creeping back. Now that the new year is here I am cutting down my sugar intake and I am already noticing the difference in my body and my skin. Fruit is also sugar so this should also be limited.
3. swap semi-skimmed milk for skimmed.
This is such a simple thing to do but will cut a lot of your daily calorie intake. Especially if you tend to drink a lot of cups of tea or coffee. Swapping a latte to a skinny latte can save you at least 50 calories per drink.
4. Go to bed earlier.
Having a good nights sleep will help you make better choices when it comes to your food. When your tired you tend to reach for the easiest snack. You also crave carbs and sugar to help you when you are lacking energy.
5. Cut out the alcohol
Alcohol will stop the fat burning process. Instead of your body using carbs and fats as fuel it will use the alcohol. Alcohol also contains a lot of calories so may push your daily budget over.
6. Don’t cook in oil.
Oils contain a lot of calories so cooking in them pushing your daily calorie intake over. 1 tablespoon of olive oil contains 120 cals.
7. Skip the sauce.
Sauces are another source of hidden calories and contain a lot of sugar.
1 tablespoon of tomato ketchup is 21 calories.
1 tablespoon of mayonnaise is 94 calories
Cutting these out could significantly lower your daily calorie intake.
8. Drink more water.
Water is extremely important as 60% of our body is made up of water. It helps to transport nutrients around the body , regulate body temperature and digest food.
When you think that you are hungry you may really be in need of water. Drinking lots of water makes you feel more full which will make you consume less calories.