and then when we realized it was a giveaway for his Now Eat This! 100 Quick Calorie Cuts At Home/On The Go book. we were even more excited, because right now we’re all participating in a little weight loss competition and this will come in REAL handy…
Now Eat This! 100 Quick Calorie Cuts At Home/On The Go will provide you with tips and tricks on how to reduce calories when cooking and eating at-home or when dining out with friends. It provides new tips and showcases recipes from his previous books Now Eat This! and New York Times Best Seller Now Eat This! Diet offering readers revolutionary ways in cutting calories from any meal, with little effort, no deprivation, and while still eating 6 meals a day! As he promises in all his books, readers can eat more and weigh less-it’s never been so easy!
Before you head to Amazon to order your copy http://amzn.to/ORDERNET100 and learn how to cut the calories, here’s your chance to win a pristine signed copy direct from Rocco himself! Rocco has hooked us up with TWO signed copies of Now Eat This! 100 Quick Calorie Cuts At Home/On The Go to give away to our readers!!
Here’s how you can win your own copy of Now Eat This! 100 Quick Calorie Cuts At Home/On The Go, signed by Rocco DiSpirito himself:
Comment on this post and share the following with us “How do you cut out the extra calories on a daily basis?” Let us know below. For example, I would like to start eating whole wheat pasta to cut the calories because it uses whole wheat flour instead of regular flour and still tastes delicious! or Instead of bringing home a pizza when time is tight I need to start thinking of healthy alternatives to keep my family happy and healthy!
At the end of the contest, we’ll pick 2 winners to receive the book and announce them on Sunday (Oct. 30th).
Ready to enter and win? Comment away!
*Please note that the contest is open to US residents only.
Whether you’re chosen as a lucky winner or not, Rocco shares exclusive healthy tips from his latest cookbook and recipes from his Twitter account so be sure to follow him @RoccoDiSpirito.
This looks like a very helpful (and yummy) book!
Going out for frozen yogurt instead of ice cream is one way to cut calories. It taste just as good too!
Thanks for the chance!
I LOVE food. And atching what I ate wasn't cutting it. So, I just ate smaller portions. I ate most of what I enjoyed, just in a healthier way!
I've never heard of this series, but it looks helpful! My tip is I pack a sandwich size Ziploc bag of celery sticks every day for at work. Then, when I have the munchies, I make myself eat at least 2-3 pieces of celery before I eat anything else (namely – candy from co-workers candy bowls). By the time I'm done eating my celery, I've usually forgotten I wanted to snack in the first place.
love him! and any ideas on cutting calories!
adding more veggies to our meals helps fill us up without relying on carbs.
If you drink milk, switch to skim and carry a water bottle everywhere you go.
The Biggs Family says
I would love to try to grab fruit instead of m&m's or cheese its. Especially when your not hungry but just want to eat
Britiney @ Consider the Lilies says
I've really been trying to snack on fruits and veggies instead of crackers and cookies. Thanks fora chance to win!!
Oh man, this giveaway couldn't come at a better time. I too am in the middle of a weight loss challenge.
I am currently using spaghetti squash in place of my rice and pasta to cut calories(and it actually tastes good). Another tip I am a firm believer in is not licking the spoon or knife when making snacks for my kids or dinner for the family.
So far these tips seem to be working for me! Thanks for the giveaway!
kristi fair says
I use an online tool to count all the calories I eat and even though it's not so much a "tip" on cutting calories, just being aware and accountable has helped me cut out extra calories and so far I've lost 45lbs.
I like to have crunch with lunch so I try to eat carrots instead of chips. I would love to learn other tips to help me be atmy healthy weight 🙂
My new method has been to simply drink a lot more water — not only does my hair and skin look better, but I find myself snacking way less often when I have water to drink close by — Invest in a travel water bottle!
My husband and I have been cutting calories and the most helpful thing is having someone to do it with me.
What a fantastic book! I try to cut calories by nixing butter in stovetop recipes (like mac&cheese and rice mixes) and by substituting applesauce for the oil in cake mixes and brownies. Tastes just as good!
I cut the calories with smaller portions. I also switched to snacks like celery and peanut butter instead of something like Doritos 🙂
yuan family says
I am trying to lose weight and have been using MyFitnessPal to count calories. I also find that if I drink a glass of water when I am hungry and don't tend to snack as much.
Well right now it is practically impossible to cut any calories with all of our Halloween candy just staring us in the face but I am deterined to get in better shape! None of my pants fit me anymore so cutting calories in my diet is a must. So far I have cut out all cokes and am only drinking waters, juices, and on occasion, diet cokes. Losing weight is a hard job so you just have to take it one step at a time!
I LOVE candy and I am trying to cut it out. I am cutting back to only a few pieces and trying fruit in its place. It works sometimes, but sometimes not. But I am trying.
Megan @ Megity's Handmade says
This looks helpful!! It's the little things that add up. I'm the worst at just add a little here or there and before I realize it, I've added why too many calories for too long and my pants don't fit. Boo! Crossing my fingers and hoping to win!
Em and Ms says
I buy the low-fat version of almost everything (cream cheese, sour cream, milk, etc.) and try to limit my portions–no seconds!
Looks like an awesome book! I cut calories byt drinking LaCroix water daily! I also Walk and Talk, when you make a call get up and start moving, move in your house, outside or in your place of work. Go for the Nuts! Sounds funny, but a handful of nuts daily has been proven to reduce weight gain. Lastly, Get some sleep!!!
The Clifts says
I use pureed white beans in the place of butter in a lot of recipes. In most things I can't even taste a difference. Some things I replace half. I love that it gives me extra fiber and protein and cuts out some fat.
egg whites, smaller portions and 1% milk.
Laura Read says
Water, water, water. Easy to cut calories if I pick water instead of juice or milk (or especially soda). This is a great giveaway.
Coordination Queen says
I quit drinking sodas and started drinking more water. That also helps when you want to eat, drink a big glass of water.
peace love rainbows and cupcakes says
I agree with you he is yummy 🙂
how I cut calories: drink water, eat only veggies and fruit for snack ( its a great way to get in all those fruit and veggies you need daily)
those are my main 2
I never drink juice, soda, or anything like that. I drink only water (even when I go out). I occasionally have my glass of milk.
I drink water throughout the day at water, several glasses! I need to quit drinking soft drinks though!! When I fix pasta, I use whole wheat noodles. I love vegetables & fruit!
This would be awesome to win. AWESOME! 🙂
The way we cut out calories is eating at home instead of going out for most meals. I figure all those greasy fries and burgers are packed with calories, so the PBJ sandwich or homemade meals for dinner where I know just what goes into them are definitely cutting out the calories and cost! Also, I use better ingredients than restaurants like whole wheat stuff, fresh veggies, less salt, etc.!
What a great book! I cut calories by staying hydrated–thirst can sometimes feel like hunger.
I am going to be better about buying fresh fruits and veggies and them have them pre-cut and divided into baggies for quick snacks to grab.
Andrea B. says
The easiest way I cut calories is to drink water and nothing else. I try not to drink my calories. Also, I try to limit myself to one "reasonable" snack a day.
I try to eat healthy every day. No processed food here! I cut the calories by eating lots of veggies/fruits so I'm never hungry
Amber Maddux says
No really I will take him over the cookbook anytime but since you aren't giving "Rocco" away at this time – the book will have to do 🙂 ha ha
My tip for cutting calories is always think about what you eat or drink before you actually put it in your mouth & you may just realize that a half of glas of water will suite you better than that can of coke ~ for calories sake and for the long run!
To cut calories, my Hubby and I have been filling up on salad with our dinners, we get fuller, faster! He has just lost 50 lbs. and we would love this book for new ideas!
When I need to munch, but realize I'm just bored, I set out a bag of baby carrots and grab one of those every time I walk by it for a few hours instead of scouring through the fridge.
I am trying to eat more fruits and veggies as snacks instead of candy and chips. These books look great!
Kyle and Alli says
Looks like this could be full of helpful ideas. I would love to win!
Ive been cutting calories by drinking unsweet tea and water rather than regular soda. I would love to have a copy of this book!
I try to be organized and bring my lunch to work. Thank You – email@example.com
Awesome I want to win I cute the calories by eating better snacks thinking about where it will end up is good motivation:)
We cut calories by drinking a glass of water before and during meals, take carrots and celery as our crunchy snack instead of chips, cutting out soda ( which is killing me slowly ) and more vegi's with dinner !!! Oh and whole wheat pasta dishes !!!
I drink water and unsweetened tea instead of juice or soda. I eat very slowly and encourage the family to do the same. Having an apple everyday makes me feel full and last but not least at dinner time lean protein, lots of veggies and a small amount of carbs. I'd love to win Rocco's book!
I try to make a better choice at least once a day – water instead of soda, fruit intstead of candy or junk food. It's small but it's a great first step in me trying to get healthier.
I do about 3 key things.
1- sounds old and familiar but i will usually only drink water with a meal and throughout the day.
2- always use a small plate or bowl when dishing up.
3- Make sure to eat enough protein. If you give your body what it needs then you wont crave (as bad) what it doesn't need.
Amy Breeden Nagoski says
I love Rocco! I usually try to eat fruit when I am craving chocolate. If I just have to have something sweet I will eat a little peanut butter on a banana.
Having veggies and fruit and veggies cut and washed in the fridge, ready to eat really helps! Then, I am fixing dinner and I hear, "I'm hungry" I pull out the veggies and we nibble away, often eating lots of veggies before dinner! 🙂 I would love more ideas from Rocco!
Hmmmm … can I have that first picture blown up as part of my prize? Tee-hee…
We have started to eat more fish (at least once a week). We also eat more meals at home and less at restaurants. When looking for a quick meal outside of home, we opt for subs.
I would like to increase the amount of fresh items I use and decrease processed foods.
Thanks for the chance to win this book!
We have always enjoyed eating home cooked meals, but as we tried eating more heathy and added more fruits and vegetatables to our diet. We started paying more attetion to serving portions on packages like pasta, we noticed than we were easily eating a serving for about tree people, so we started eating less and soon we started seeing a little less of us in the mirror. We also are LOVING
Lately to cut calories I've been cutting fruits and veggies up and putting them in tupperware so when I'm in a snacking mood I can reach for them instead of something unhealthy!
I so need these books! I am trying hard to cut calories and go to the gym more! I have tried to cut some by eating grapefruit for breakfast instead of my typical toast or cereal. It is enough and doesn't give me the mid morning slump!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Awesome! I've recently lost 19 lbs and have 6 more to go, this would totally help!
Brandi Hennessy says
What a cutie! I try to replace 1-2 meals a day with a nutrition bar, like Luna. It keeps the calories at those meals low, so I don't have to worry as much at dinner.
I drink smoothies in the morning. Great way to incorporate fruit and veggies!
Trina Curran says
My husband and I are big dessert fans after almost every meal. I am working on swaps from candy and cookies to fruit and fat free cool whip. So far, we have made some progress!
I use honey and yogurt as substitutes for sugar and sour cream in lots of food. Most of the time you can't even tell. Thanks for the chance.
With fall season here we are making a lot of soups. I have found that I can substitute fat free half and half for the cream in a lot of my cream based soups without sacrificing much flavor or texture.
We cut calories by not buying processed snacks, but cooking with turkey instead of ground beef and by starting our mornings with breakfast.
I have cut or at least really tried to cut all soda/pop from my diet. I opt for water instead. I also am cutting my portions down in half right when I get my plate, especially at restaurants.
April B. says
"How do you cut out the extra calories on a daily basis?" I don't eat between 9am and 9pm. The 9pm helps cut those late night snack attacks and the urge to eat while watching tv. It's weird, but it really helps since I did a lot of me eating late at night.
I would LOVE to win! I try to cut the extra calories by almost always using whole weat or whole grains (pastas, breads, tortillas), by using real cheese, adding pureed veggies to different meals, and by adding more veggies to meals to make it more hearty…that way I'll eat less. 🙂
I do my best to eat low carb and low fat… It seems to help. 🙂
I cut out the extra calories by getting a sugar-free Cinnamon Dolce latte at Starbucks and by eating the Light/fat-free versions of yogurt.
I work hard to make sure I have a healthy veggie on my plate instead of the carbs. The carbs I eat need to be complex so they absorb well into my system. They also keep me from snacking away in the afternoon. That way I lower my calorie intake.
Love the weight watchers points plus! Eating lots of fruits and veggies…low fat substitutes whenever possible and watching portion size.
I am just starting 2 new things: 1) no seconds and 2) cutting Diet Coke (soooo hard!). I know the Diet Coke has no calories, but the side effects of carbonation are just as bad!
I LURV ROCCO!
Cutting 100 calories for me is hard as I always have to concentrate on eating during my day…
But, having said that eating a smaller portion or not giving in to the temptation to eat off my daughter's plates definitely saves those calories!
Leigh Anne says
I quit drinking beverages with calories. I started drinking ice water with Mio (flavored water drops). It is delish and makes me think I'm getting something besides water. I even save the styrofoam cups from Sonic, etc…. and reuse those so I have a straw and a lid, like a real fountain drink 🙂
I drink water when I'm thirsty instead of other high Calorie drinks
We eat more salad or baby carrots if we are still hungry after eating our dinner so we don't go back and get more seconds (and too many moire calories, too).
We eat whole grain or multi grain pasta, use healthy oils instead of butter, and have fruits and vegetables at every meal and as snacks! I would like more ideas on healthy packed lunches for my kids-they are picky eaters when it comes to school lunch!
I always fill up on water!
When I feel a sweets craving coming on, I grab an apple. It normally curbs the craving!
I keep veggies sliced in the fridge, so when I want a quick snack instead of grabbing a hand full of chips I can grab a hand full of carrots.
Eat more protein and hardly any carbs.
Jennifer Cleaver says
I use applesauce instead of shortening/oil in breads, muffin, and cake recipes. You really don't notice the difference. Yum!
I have been trying to snack on fruit. I have found a banana with a little bit of peanut butter can satisfy a sweet tooth.
I drink water. No soda, no juice – just H2O. Also, I've started substituting ground turkey or portobello mushrooms for half the beef in some dishes.
I always to to drink water with every meal. Such a calorie saver and so good for you!!!
Amanda D says
I drink diet soda instead of regular. I also measure out my portions — my scale and my measuring cups are used daily!
When I have spaghetti I like to use chicken instead of beef, no parm on top, and I try to go without garlic bread. 🙂
I had a baby a few months ago…so have been really counting my calories lately to try to get rid of all that fun bulge! 🙂 I try to keep cooked chicken and veggies in my fridge for easy, quick, and low cal meals! Also finding ways to cure that sweet tooth without some horrible homebaked treat has been a big help! (For example…freeze a banana for a bit and then put 1 Tbls. of choc syrup over it. DELISH and low cal dessert!) Would LOVE this book!!! 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!
I would like to switch to whole wheat pasta and tortillas for a start. But I need some serious help in this department!! Hence why I need the book! =)
just being very conscious of dips & spreads or high fat items like cheese.. i like the taste of full fat versions better than their low fat counterparts but have to portion them in moderation. thanks for the giveaway!! 🙂
I try to cut back by eating only one slice of whole wheat bread for a sandwich and filling up on apples or carrots. I also try to not drink my calories, and opt for water or iced decaf tea instead of soda or fancy coffee type drinks.
barbara n says
I cut calories by snacking on cut up veggies instead of fattening chips! Would love to win Rocco Dispirito's new cookbook!!
Awesome book! Would love to learn how to make yummy dinners with less calories. This is where I need help!! Thanks;))
Crockpot dinners are awesome to help avoid pizza runs or desperate drive-thru runs 🙂 I love that the crockpot does my work while I live my life!! Thanks for the chance, Becky J. firstname.lastname@example.org
Queen Elizabeth says
This book looks fantastic. I have to keep track of my calories. Being conscious of what I put into my mouth and not just eating mindlessly is a big deal for moi.
I find that if you use a small plate and/or bowl it looks like you have much more food than you really do – it works!!
We try to eat as much whole wheat items instead of white flour items.
We load our plates with veggies and fruits. Not only are they lower calorie than other side dishes, they're naturally sweet too!
Clean Eating magazine helped me change many things but the biggest thing is eating healthy snacks between meals so I don't get so hungry. Especially having those healthy snacks ready to go out the door or in a pinch when you really want to grab a bag of…..whatever. Whole wheat pitas with hummus is quick and easy. Cut up cucumbers. Portioned out nuts. Okay, I think I could go on for a while so I better stop now! 🙂
I eat lots of smaller meals, and then I don't snack. I do great with meals but my snacking tends to be unhealthy so this is what i try
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Jennifer W says
I cut up a bunch of veggies to have on hand to snack on. If they are already cut up, I will grab for them instead of something else.
I have his earlier books and would love these! I try to focus my grocery shopping around the outside of the store – where the veggies and fruits are and zip thru the middle of the store where the processed foods are located. And the snacks I get for my boys are usually ones I would not want to eat; if its not in the house, it can't be eaten!
I skip the sauces and stick to simple seasonings to liven up a dish. Thanks!
Fast food hamburgers can be SO much better for you if you just take off the mayo and cheese – add extra ketchup and tomatoes and you won't miss either of those high calorie, high fat additions!
I cook as much from scratch as possible. Premade, frozen foods are so bad for you!
i try to just drink water and skip sodas…
Tips that have worked for me, would be, to stop sampling everything as I go about cooking it. A bite of sausage here, a slice of cheese there, a spoonful of this does start to add up.
But my favorite trick of all is adding a sweet potato (that is mashed into oblivion) into chili it really ups the fiber and nutritional profile while thickening it up a nicely.
I have his other books and would love to add to my collection!
I have cut sugary juices and soda from my diet. I already eat a lot of vegetables but need to eat more fruit.
Elisha Wiggins says
I use whole wheat flour in almost all of my cooking and baking. I find that we don't notice a difference in the taste! Thanks for the chance to win.
I measure EVERYTHING. For snacks, I measure out into snack size baggies. I even make my kids measure their cereal in the morning. Would love to win this book and find more ways to cut calories. Thanks for the giveaway
I think that I know how to eat healthy and then find myself not eating healthy. This would be a great help for those times you want to eat healthy and just need a little help. I would LOVE to win one!
We are currently replacing our pasta and bread with whole wheat versions. Also, we have stopped drinking soft drinks and are trying to eat fruit instead of chips or other snacks.
Wow, who doesn't need a few tips on cutting calories! If I only indulged in "eye candy" I guess I wouldn't 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win.
Sandra Farrell says
for me, cutting down on the extra calories is a simple task – just stop eating out and make more meals at home. Now it's just a matter of sticking to what I say I'm going to do. 🙂
Emily Myers says
I use an online tool to count all the calories I eat. This really helps me stay on track. This book would be very helpful also.
Katie Rose says
I just say 'NO!' to the various candy bowls people have out on their desks at work. Sometimes it takes a lot of self control, but I feel good about the choice at the end of the day!
Thanks for the giveaway!
When I feel hungry in the afternoon, I drink a glass of water instead of munching on something that isn't very good for me. I often realize that I'm really not hungry, just thirsty.
Water Water! Drinking water is so good for you!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Whenever I am eating out I always ask for the dressing for the salad in the side so I can control how much goes on. Then I just stick in my fork to get a little before eating the salad. Does the job to make it taste good but not tripling the calories.
This book looks awesome.
When I eat spaghetti, I always want more. So, I eat one serving of the pasta and sauce and then I subsitute green beans for the pasta and have another. I don't even miss the pasta.
I try drink water and skip soda and sugary juices. Would love to win this book!
Thank you for the opportunity. I use SparksPeople recipes a.l.o.t. All the work is done for me to make a meal that is healthy and lower in calories. Check them out. It is a free site.
And thank you for entering me in your drawing.
tiffany lagrange says
Ooh I love him! He's always on rachael ray and they are both great! I want!
Carrie T says
Thanks for the chance to win! I could stand to lose a few and hopefully this would help because I cannot do deprivation! I have started by trying to cut down on the chips and pop – so yummy, but not so good for those of us on the down side of 40!
In the South sweet tea and Lemonade are staples. We have started drinking Arnold Palmer Lite. Premade bottled mix of 1/2 tea 1/2 lemonade. 1/2 the calories too. Yummy substitute.
I've cut out soda
Fekitoa Family says
I would try to cut out the sweets and dairy, unfortunately for me that seems to be all I eat! I need any help I can get.
melissa t. says
Just started my diet last week after baby #3 and its going very well! I cut down on my portion sizes. Working like a charm; 15 down, 20 more to go!
Go for water first – it's the best way to cut calories and eliminate head aches. Would love to win this book too! THanks.
Mom to Five says
Wow!! Cool book … cute guy!!! Sigh!!! A fantastic combo for sure:)
Yummy! In more ways than one 😉
I cut out the extra calories on a daily basis but avoiding junk food at work. I bring fruits to the office instead to munch on.
I've cut out extra calories by cutting out the soda and switched to water and low cal water drinks like crystal light – also I wash and prep the fruit and veggies as soon as I get home from the store so it is easy to grab a healthy snack anytime! Thanks for the chance!
J.Lynn Greenwood says
I cut calories by ONLY drinking water. I also cut calories by having healthy yogurt for breakfast instead of cereals (they tend to have TONS of calories and carbs). I also focus on making my calories count, by eating healthy fruits and veggies instead of processed foods.
Meg- I could use this book to lose the extra baby weight! My calorie cutting advice-don't eat your kids' leftovers 🙂 I finished off my son's quesadilla tonight after I had already polished off my own dinner 🙂
I have been trying to take at least 3 types of fruit to work every day. I don't snack on anything else until the fruit is gone!
Great Ideas everyone! For me it comes down to eating on a schedule. If I stick to that schedule than I can normally maintain or lose weight. It is all the snacking and unaccounted calories that get me. If it's not "feeding" time then I tell myself to just wait another hour… it's O.k. to be a little hungry before I eat. lol.
Jnet Baran says
I am excited about this giveaway–love tips like these! Cutting a few calories for me usually means eating more protein at breakfast. It helps fill me up and keep me satisfied longer, so I don't have the urge to make poor snack choices before lunch.
I would love a book to help me cut calories. I love food and I love to bake! I recently restricted my baking so that I would stop eating so many sweets. I miss baking, but the fewer calories is good!
Lorna Mae says
A couple of ways we cut calories and fat intake are drinking skim milk and eating low fat cheeses. Yum ! I would love to win "Now Eat This! 100 Quick Calorie Cuts At Home/On The Go" signed by Rocco DiSpirito. I've always enjoyed his cooking on any TV shows he has been on and am sure I would learn alot from the book. Thanks !
I love pizza so I use either the flatout bread or smart carb tortillas for my crust and load with sauce, lots of veggies and a little cheese. Perfect way to get my pizza fix and my thin crust.
Music Mama says
I'm always looking for good healthy tips! I try to drink water all day long. Drinking calories is never a good idea 😉
chris m. says
I think this book would be fantastic to have. I am always wondering what thing is a better choice. I try to get 5 veggies in a day.
Greek yogurt and almonds are my go to snacks! They are filled with protein and keep me full. Empty calories like pretzels and chips are yummy but I could eat a whole bag before getting full (sad but true).
Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book!
Trying to pack fruit and veggies for afternoon snacks at work instead of chips or cookies is helping a lot.
Kevin, Holly, Kari and Bryce says
I make up a big batch of trail mix and put 1/2C portions in snack baggies. Easy to transport, filling and needs no refrigeration.
I go to the grocery store after working out because I always feel healthier and buy healthier foods.
I've seen his books before and they look amazing!! The on the go book would be super helpful!
I make 20 frozen meals a month. That way all I have to do is thaw and cook something rather than grab fast food when I'm busy or tired. The other 10 days are for leftovers or something that doesn't freeze well. We seldom eat out anymore and no one misses it.
Trying to eat more fruits and vegies and drink more water!! Would love the help from this book!!
I love Rocco!!! I hope I win:)
Holly S says
Rocco…come to mama! meow…lol I'd love to win his new healthier cookbook…always looking for ways to improve my diet!
Holly S says
OH! I was such in a flutter over his book I forgot to say what I do to cut the extra calories out of my diet…I drink tons of water and brush my teeth often…I won't eat or drink after having something pepper-minty in my mouth-nothing tastes good after a good brushing or mint.
To cut the calories in our meals, I'll often reduce the amount of butter called for in a dish, or replace heavy cream with milk. Oh, how I would love to learn more from Rocco!
Visualizing the dinner plate into the new food pyramid with 1/2 of it veggies & fruits.
Thanks for the Chance
The White Silk Purse (Dana) says
Water instead of any other beverage is my choice for instantly fewer calories!
I never use butter or oil when sauteing veggies, instead I use a small amount of water on very high heat. I also never drink pop…mostly because I just don't like it, lol.
Hooker Next Door says
We have been drinking less, and eating more frequently during the day. Not to mention more healthier choices. Hardly ever eating out and finding new fun recipes that are good for you 🙂 It's fun!
I try to cut out all beverages except water to save calories
I eat fresh fruit or veggies for a snack twice a day. It's a good way to get in the fresh stuff and it keeps me from eating sweet or salty snacks ie: chips or cookies.
I try not to drink my calories!
Megan W says
I double healthy recipes to have leftovers for lunch the next day. Quick and healthy, so I'm not tempted to eat out for lunch instead.
We buy wheat pasta and brown rice. But I think my biggest calorie cutter is I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray! We use it on everything! And it has zero calories, fat, or carbs!
i started using the Lose It app on my phone… just realizing how many calories i've been eating… it's a little astonishing!!
About 3 months ago I started a new workout plan with a friend. We each were wanting to lose about 10 pounds and just be in better shape. I do a 20-30 minute workout every other day, drink several cups of water daily & cook more meals at home rather than eating out. I am almost down the 10 pounds and am feeling great!
I like to cut calories by having a piece of fruit instead of a handful (or bagful) of chips when I'm hungry/munchy!
I cut calories by resisting soda except for special occasions, substituting spaghetti squash for noodles in spaghetti (not all the time, but sometimes) and saying no to goodies in the teacher's lounge if they are store bought–nothing against store bought, but I never feel satisfied or like it was worth it when I eat that stuff.
I cut calories by using plain yogurt and adding fruit and little bit of my freezer jam for sweetness, lots better for you and lots less sugar!