Calorie Swap in 3 Simple Ways

Monday, October 20, 2014

Weight management is all about healthy and smart substitutions. If like me you are trying to improve your health by shedding extra weight, you might enjoy these 3 simple substitutions that easily replace a big number of calories in your daily allotment.
I love good coffee and I can't deny

I enjoy a lot of cream in my coffee. I know that if I want to my calories to count, I need to watch my cream intake. I learned to use Almond milk instead of cream and I learned that this particular brand displays their calorie count for me to see and 30 calories for 1 cup sounds really good. I usually use half of that with my first cup of coffee and go from there. Compare that with 1 teaspoon of my favorite creamer which has 35 calories for 1 Tablespoon. Almond milk will give me less calories and more cream.

I learned that making Homemade Vegetable Soup does two things: I get a mouth full of nutrients and I get satisfied. I'm not a sandwich for lunch person but I think that in the nutrition arena, vegetable soup would win most battles. I've used it in many seasons of life and it always, always helps me to stay healthy. I take the simple approach of making a big batch with a mix of fresh and frozen veggies. I season it to taste (usually not a lot of salt) and I enjoy it for a long time. 

I often plan dinner ahead of time. No matter what we are having, my strategy is to practice portion control. When dinning out, I follow the advice my doctor gave me: Salad is your main course, and everything else is a side dish. I like the idea of getting filled with veggies and enjoying the other foods in moderation. 

I hope these 3 tips have given you an idea on how to swap calories in simple ways. What are some calorie swaps that have worked for you?