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Cutting 500 Calories Per Day: A Myth Or A Possibility? Part 2

February 9, 2016

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Luckily for all of you who want to cut calories in order to shed some weight in a healthy way at a normal rate, this is not an urban lifestyle myth – rather, it’s a fact.

By simply trimming 500 calories each day, you can lose a whole pound each week!

Or, if you want to speed things up a bit, you can do a couple of food-swaps per day and lose two pounds each week, with the help of these few tricks and tips.

Step Away From Sneaky Pasta

Pasta has a weird way of sneaking up on you, especially when you eat it in a restaurant. Although an average cup of pasta contains as little as 220 calories, a typical dinner portion of these fan-favorite dishes come bearing present in the shape of 1100 calories!

Leave Something Behind

And no, it’s not to remember you by. By simply leaving 25% of your food on the plate during every meal, you will cut 500 calories per day without even noticing it. The morale of the story is: don’t clean your plate.

Don’t Eat The Whole Bag

Chips, crackers, and other deliciously sinful snacks are always consumed in the “eat until the bag is empty” manner. Alas, that is not the way to do it. If you really want to cut 500 calories per day, we advice you start counting your snacks. No, we’re not joking. A standard 9-ounce bag of chips has more than 1200 calories, and that’s without the dip! Stick to 15 pieces of chips or crackers per snack.

Serve It Yourself

It’s easy to understand how a platter or bowl packed with food in front of you can make unnecessary binging a risk worth taking. Family-styled meals will only invite you to eat more, even though you’re full. Leave the serving dishes in the kitchen, and fill your plate there before carrying it and consuming it in the dining area.

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