Some small but simple tips to cut calories.
- When eating a hamburger, pull off the top bun and remove a plug from the center of it. These are calories you will not miss at all.
- When eating a sandwich, carefully remove the brown crust from the edges. You'll see you have a small plate full of calories you won't miss.
- When scrambling eggs, remove the yolk from half your eggs before cooking. You may want to add a few extra eggs (yolks removed) to make up for the difference in serving number. Your family will never know about the missing yolks.
- Most labels give fat or calorie content for one tablespoon. Use a teaspoon and spread really well. This will cut your calories to 1/3.
- For cooking and baking, use powdered milk. No fat grams! And the taste isn't noticeably different. I don't pre-mix. I just pour in some dry powdered milk with the dry ingredients.
- Different brands of food bought at the store have different amounts of calories, fat grams, carbs, etc. Say for bread, check your label and the buy the bread with the least amount of these. Works for canned goods, luncheon meats, and packaged foods, too.
- When the bun is longer than the hot dog, break off the excess bun on both ends.
These do not seem like much, but at the end of a year you'd be amazed at the number of calories you have actually cut by following these simple tips.