Here are some more tips for cutting calories:

Calorie Restriction

  • If you snack in front of the television — a bad idea to begin with — don't eat from a bag or tub. Transfer a little of the snack to a small bowl.
  • Eat some protein at breakfast, such as an egg or a leftover piece of chicken. Protein at breakfast could reduce your food consumption by 400 calories over the next day and a half, according to one study.
  • Eat at regular times, and don't skip or delay meals by more than 10 minutes. If you wait too long, that famished feeling could cause you to overeat.

Today, two out of three Americans are overweight or obese and the epidemic of type 2 diabetes  continues to grow. It's not just a matter of looking better, but feeling better. Get healthy and live longer — cut those calories!

Check out dLife's Recipe Finder. You can use the "browse recipes by category" feature to find delicious recipes that are low carb and low calorie. You'll also find more calorie-cutting tips in this slideshow called Ways to Eat Less.

Reviewed by Susan Weiner, RD, MS, CDE, CDN. 05/12.

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Last Modified Date: June 24, 2013

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