Everyone, especially around the holidays, is looking for ways to lose weight without working out. You can burn or cut out hundreds of calories each day just by making a few minor adjustments in your daily routines and menu.
Can the Soft Drinks
Soft drinks, even diet ones, put an overload of sugar into your system. Stop drinking the soft drinks and drink water instead, you will be amazed at how much better you will feel.
If you think that you cannot live with out a pick-me-up during the day, try drinking black coffee or unsweet tea with sweetened with a natural sweetener such as Stevia. It is made from a natural herb that grows in Asia and South America. Stevia is available on-line from Nutrition Express in liquid, powder, and tab form.
Eat Healthy “The Walden Way”
Walden Farms products have no calories, fat, carbs, gluten, or sugars of any kind. Switching your menu to include Walden Farm products instead of what you use now could save you 330 calories a day. That is 10,000 calories a month which is 34 pounds a year.
Walden Farms offers a unique variety of calorie free products which include syrups, mayo, peanut spread, fruit dips, condiments, BBQ sauces, veggie and chip dips, and salad dressings. The thousand island salad dressing is great. While you are at their website checkout their recipe suggestions that include calorie counts.
Bag the Potato Chips
Step away from the pantry and put down that bag of greasy potato chips. Snacking throughout the day on unhealthy snacks will send your daily calorie count through the roof. Remember, once through the lips forever on the hips.
For snacks try a medium sized apple, it is 80 calories and will help keep your blood sugar balanced and digestive system moving along. If you are still hungry, drink some water because there is a good chance that you are thirsty rather than hungry.
Kick out the Sugar
Rid your pantry of brownies, cookies, Little Debbie snacks, and powdered donuts-you don’t need them and neither do your hips. You can treat yourself to a desert for special occasions but do not make it a regular habit.
Splurging during the holidays and on special occasions is understandable, we all tend to gain a few pounds during the holidays. You do not have to count every calorie that goes through your lips but it is important to have a general idea of calorie counts so you can plan your meals accordingly.
A cup of romaine lettuce is only 8 calories, splurge on that with some Walden Farm’s dressing for a low calorie meal. Skinless, boneless chicken breast has less calories than beef and shrimp has less than chicken. These are important things to know when you are planning out meals.