Karen Ensle Ed.D., RDN, FAND, CFCS
Family & Community Health Sciences Educator
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County
Cutting calories can be accomplished by making some small changes in your home and your actions around food with your family. Sometimes we think we control everything we eat; however, our surroundings and other people influence our food choices and how much we consume. The average person does not realize that the dinner plate size they use makes a difference in how much they eat. Try these changes to reduce your calorie intake:
Try these easy changes. By making healthier food choices, you will reduce your calories and your body weight. Centering your dietary intake on healthy foods that are lower in fat, sugar and calories will help to strengthen your body against major diseases including obesity, heart disease and certain cancers. Forget all those weight loss diets and just eat smaller portions of healthy foods and you will see a big difference over time.
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