Don't give up on yourself. You lost the weight before and you can do it again. Have faith in yourself. I believe in you. Maybe a couple of these diet tweakers could help you shed a few pounds:
1. Ditch The White Bread (Save 6,600 Calories/Month)
Bread is a staple of most Western diets. Many people eat it for both breakfast (toast) and lunch (sandwiches), consuming on average 3-4 slices per day. That’s 21-28 slices per week.
Your average slice of white bread contains anywhere between 80-110 calories per slice, depending on brand and thickness. Switching from regular processed white bread to regular processed wholemeal bread won’t make much of a difference to your calorie intake. The calorie, fat, protein, carbohydrate and fibre content for white or wholemeal is basically the same.
2. Switch To Medium-Fat Cheese (Save 1,765 Calories/Month)
Cheese tastes great, but it’s calorie and fat dense. Medium-fat cheese used to taste terrible, but it's gotten a lot better and is worth another look. Any time the cheese is melted you won’t notice any difference.
Normal cheddar is about 475 calories per 100g. Half-fat is approximately 275.
3. Switch From Sugar To Sweetener (Save 3,600 Calories/Month)
If you sweeten your coffee (or tea) with sugar, switching to a non-calorie sweetener is an easy way to ditch calories. A teaspoon of sugar has about 15 calories. Let’s say you have two teaspoons per cup of Joe, four times per day.
4 x (2 x 15) = 120 calories.
Over a week, that equates to 840 calories, or 3,600 per month.
If you switch to sweetener - an inexpensive and convenient alternative - you can reduce that number to zero.
4. Switch To Skimmed Milk (Save 1,920 Calories/Month)
There is no such thing as a perfect food, but milk comes close. A good source of protein and minerals, milk is a great source of nourishment.
Whole fat milk has about 66 calories per 100ml. The average glass of milk is about 250ml. You probably add between 25 and 50ml in an average cup of coffee (or tea). A 30-35g serving of cereal comes with a recommendation of 125ml of milk.
5. Switch To Low-Fat Mayo, And Use It For All Spreads (Save 2,957 Calories/Month)
Mayonnaise makes nearly everything taste better, but it’s terrible for your waistline. One tablespoon of mayonnaise has 49 calories, 44 of which come from fat.
Conversely, one tablespoon of Hellman’s Low-Fat Mayonnaise has only 15 calories.
However, where you can really score is by stopping all of your butter and margarine use (in your sandwiches, for example) and replacing that with low-fat mayonnaise instead. The savings really add up.
The average sandwich uses one tablespoon of butter, which has an unreal 102 calories.
By replacing that with Hellman’s low-fat mayonnaise you can save 87 calories per sandwich. If you eat five sandwiches per week, that’s 1,865 calories per month.
And this doesn’t even include what you’ll save by not adding normal mayonnaise to those same sandwiches. Let’s say you add one tablespoon to every other sandwich, on average. Which means 2.5 sandwiches per week, or
2.5 x 102 = 255 calories per week, or 1,092 per month.
Remember we’re now saving that, as you won’t need to add extra mayo as it’s already there as your spread.
6. Drink Diet Soft Drinks (Save 4,131 Calories/Month)
Another no-brainer, but it’s amazing what a difference it can make. One can of normal Coke has 139 calories. One can of Diet Coke has 1.3 calories. If you have one can per day of Coke (or any similar soft drink), that’s
139 x 30 = 4,170 calories per month.
With Diet Coke (or similar Diet beverage), that drops down to 39 calories per month. Many people drink far more than one can per day so the difference can be huge.
7. Swap Standard Potato Chips For Low-Fat Ones (Save 1,268 Calories/Month)
The average person eats about
ten pounds of potato chips per year. This equates to about 24,621 calories, or 2,051 per month.
183 x 12.5 = 2,288 calories.
Swap those regular chips for Walkers Baked Crisps, which are 98 calories per pack, and that drops to 1,225.
8. Eat Half The Chocolate You Eat Now (Save 2,291 Calories/Month)
The Guardian, the average Briton consumes 11kg of chocolate per year. One imagines this volume is a constant throughout the rest of the Western world!
Chocolate is around 500 calories per 100g, so that works out about 4,583 calories, per person, per month.
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