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Although many of us think we're being healthy, we often consume more calories in a day than we think we do. This means it can be difficult to lose weight.
Australian nutritionist Susie Burrell has shared her tricks to shave off 500 calories from your day, and many of them are surprisingly simple.
Calorie - Reduction - Day - Weeks - ½-1kg
'A 300-500 calorie reduction each day over three to four weeks is likely to result in ½-1kg of weight loss each week or 3-5 kilos each month which is not insignificant,' she wrote for Body & Soul.
Here, FEMAIL rounds up Susie's simple tips to help you slash 500 calories from your day.
SWAP - YOUR - BREAD
SWAP YOUR BREAD
'Large slices of Turkish or sourdough bread can have double the calories of small thin slices of dense grain bread or thin wraps,' Susie said.
'Always - Option - Calories - Day
'Always seeking out this lighter option will save you at least 100 calories per day.'
In a previous blog post Susie outlined that it isn't exclusively bread that causes weight gain, but rather the type of bread we choose to consume.
'Large - Wraps - Bread - Slabs - Stuff
'Large wraps, Turkish bread and thick slabs of the white stuff we often consume at cafes will easily result in a carb and calorie overload if we are not careful.
'On the other hand, a slice or two of small, dense grain or Sourdough bread will not significantly increase calorie or carbohydrate intake and adds much nutritionally to the diet.'
SIZE - YOUR - COFFEE
REDUCE THE SIZE OF YOUR COFFEE
Susie explained that a milky coffee such as a latte or cappuccino can range from 60 to 100 calories a cup.
Piccolo - Drink - Calorie
Ordering a piccolo or a smaller drink can help drop the calorie content down to 50.
She also recommends ditching sugar to get rid of an extra 15-20 calories.
YOUR - MEAT - PORTIONS
CUT YOUR MEAT PORTIONS
Susie explained that Australians in particular tend to over-consume meat, often eating double...
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