How many calories do you eat every day?
Our bodies need calories to build muscle and train hard, but not all calories are useful and helpful towards your fitness goal. Once you’re in a fitness cycle, calories are much easier to work off, but getting started can be a challenge. Take a look at our 5 tips below to see how you can lower your daily calorie intake.
5 Tips To Cut Your Daily Calorie Intake
1. Drink More Water
Drinking a pint of water before each meal is one of the best ways to stay hydrated and reduce your portion sizes. Water can reduce some of your hunger, so you only eat what you need to instead of eating a large portion. Water is much-needed to your body too, so the more water that you drink, the better you’ll feel.
2. Up Your Nut Intake
Nuts give our bodies much needed protein and fibre and they are also an ideal replacement for crisps when you want to snack. Don’t pile on the pounds with chocolate bars, switch them out for a handful of nuts instead to see gym and health gains.
Find out what other snacks can give you protein in our blog, ‘5 Protein Snacks That Really Pack A Punch!’.
3. Cut Out Restaurants
Going out to restaurants on a regular basis is bad for your wallet and for your body. Restaurant portions are huge and contain many hidden ingredients. Leave the hidden sugars and fats behind in favour of making your own meals at home. Your meals will taste great and you’ll know exactly what’s gone into them.
4. Go For A Morning Run
Wake yourself up and kickstart your body with a morning run before work. Delaying your breakfast until after you’ve exercised is a pro tip that can really help you to get, and stay, in shape. Forcing your body to start burning fat before breakfast means that any food you eat afterwards will be easier for your body to digest and break down.
5. Get More Sleep
The amount of sleep that you get every night has a big impact on your mind and body. Try to plan your evenings and mornings so you get at least eight hours of sleep every night. This will help your mind to function properly and give your body the energy it needs to workout like a pro.
Find out more about how much sleep you should get in our blog, ‘5 Tips To Get More Sleep’.