Dietitian shares the five food tweaks to make that will help you save hundreds of calories each week
- A dietitian has explained how to cut you calorie intake by a few food tweaks
- By portioning your food you can still eat what you enjoy and also lose weight
- From cheese, oils, sauces and even coffee, it can all be managed and measured
An Australian dietitian has revealed the five small food tweaks to make that will hugely impact your daily calorie intake.
Susie Burrell, founder of popular website Shape Me, spoke on Sunrise, where she outlined how we can continue to eat the foods we enjoy as long as they are portion sized.
Susie explained how this simple size shift can save you eating hundreds or possibly thousands of calories each week.
Susie Burrell (pictured) explained how measuring your food can have a large impact when aiming to lose weight
SAUCES, OILS AND SPREADS
Many are often surprised to discover they are eating too many calories by using too much cooking oil or sauce.
‘Be mindful that when it comes to high fat additions, like mayonnaise and olive oil, you can really overdo the calories,’ Susie said.
When cooking, measure out the oil with a tablespoon and try stick to one spoonful, while with sauces or spreads stick to a 20 cent piece portion size.
‘Be mindful that when it comes to high fat additions, like mayonnaise and olive oil, you can really overdo the calories,’ Susie said
Most people enjoy a decent slice of rich tasting cheese, though many often don’t know when to stop eating it.
Susie recommended thinly slicing the cheese, grating it or investing in a cheese slicer to reap the rewards and eat less calories.
By doing so you’ll save between 50 to 80 calories per serve of cheese.
Susie recommended grating the cheese, thinly slicing it or investing in a cheese slicer to reap the rewards and eat less calories (stock image)
Different portion sizes for meats vary between different people depending on your height and gender.
‘In Australia we have enormous portions of meat. It’s not uncommon to see a T-bone steak served and, of course, we eat the whole portion,’ Susie said.
For women, the perfect size to aim for is a small hand or palm-sized portion, while for men the ideal size is roughly the size of a small hand.
By sticking to this, you can save yourself hundreds of calories.
Different portion sizes for meats vary between different people depending on your height and gender
SLICES OF BREAD
Bread is possibly one of the hardest foods to resist, but by eating small wholemeal grain bread you can save up to 50 calories per piece.
Susie explain how we should ‘go back’ to eating small, skinny pieces of bread, like what many parents used to have when they went to school.
If you’re someone who enjoys drinking multiple coffees throughout the day, consider changing your regular latte for a piccolo.
‘Every increase in cup size adds around 50 calories and more if you have sugar,’ Susie explained.
A regular coffee can have up to 220 calories while piccolo sized coffees only have around 40 calories.