The dietitian shares the five food adjustments that help you save hundreds of calories every week
- A dietitian has explained how you can reduce your calorie intake through a few food adjustments
- By portioning your food you can still eat what you like 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 adjustments that have a huge impact on your daily calorie intake.
Susie Burrell, founder of the popular website Configure me, spoke at Sunrise, where she outlined how we can continue to eat the food we enjoy as long as it is portion size.
Susie explained how you can eat hundreds or maybe thousands of calories per week with this simple size shift.
Susie Burrell (photo) explained how measuring your food can have a big impact if you try to lose weight
SAUCE, OIL AND SPREAD
Many are often surprised to find that they eat too many calories by using too much cooking oil or sauce.
“Keep in mind that when it comes to fat-rich additives, such as mayonnaise and olive oil, you can really exaggerate calories,” Susie said.
While cooking, measure the oil with a tablespoon and try to hold it with a spoon, while keeping a 20 cent portion for sauces or spreads.
“Keep in mind that when it comes to fat-rich additives, such as mayonnaise and olive oil, you can really overdo the calories,” Susie said
Most people enjoy a decent slice of rich-tasting cheese, although many often don’t know when to stop.
Susie advised thinly slicing, grating or investing in a cheese slicer to reap the benefits and eat fewer calories.
By doing this, you save between 50 and 80 calories per portion of cheese.
Susie recommended grating the cheese, cutting it into thin slices, or investing in a cheese slicer to pick the fruits and eat fewer calories (stock image)
Different portion sizes for meat vary between different people, depending on your height and gender.
“In Australia we have huge portions of meat. It is 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 about the size of a small hand.
By sticking to this, you can save yourself hundreds of calories.
Different portion sizes for meat vary between different people, depending on your height and gender
SLICES OF BREAD
Bread may be one of the most difficult foods to resist, but eating small wholemeal bread can save you up to 50 calories each.
Susie explains how we should go back to eating small, lean pieces of bread, as many parents had when they went to school.
If you are someone who drinks several coffees throughout the day, consider changing your regular latte to a piccolo.
“Every head size increase adds about 50 calories and more if you have sugar,” Susie explained.
A regular coffee can contain up to 220 calories, while Piccolo coffees only contain around 40 calories.