Swaps to save calories…. 🥤🍟 🍫
When I’m working with clients for sustainable fat and weight loss one of the big things I try to encourage is making some ‘easy’ swaps that they can incorporate into their diet. to save calories. It’s not about replacing something you love with something you hate (that will never work and will make you feel like you’re deprived) but there are some swaps you can make which you may not even really notice. Or they may be compromises which you’re willing to make.
This is a selection of some of the common ones and although individually some of the calorie savings may seem small it’s amazing how they all add up. Some involve similar tasting but lower calorie products, others are a portion size thing too. Obviously there are loads more – but I have tried to present a few of the main ones that my clients have used and enjoyed. Let me know about your own swaps too!
Here’s the list:
⁃ Oven chips (100g) 157cals vs 100g potatoes and oil spray (ten sprays) 83 cals
⁃ Lean beef mince (250g) 313 cals vs meat free mince (250g) 225 cals
⁃ 15ml olive oil 125 cals vs fry light olive oil spray 1 cal per spray (so even using 25 sprays is still a massive saving)
⁃ Bacon rashers (3) 180 cals vs Turkey Rashers (3) 72 cals
⁃ Cheddar cheese (20g) 85 cals vs babybel light (20g) 42 cals
⁃ Kettle Chips Small bag 205 cals vs pop chips 94 cals
⁃ Ben and Jerrys tub 1125 cals vs halo top tub 320 cals
⁃ Mars bar 228 cals vs curly wurly 118 cals
⁃ Grab bag Haribo 649 cals vs 3 mini bags 162 cals
⁃ Medium whole milk latte 237 cals vs skinny Americano 25 cals
⁃ Gin and tonic (single) 93 cals vs Gin and slimline tonic 64 cals
⁃ San pellegrino Lemonade drink 71 cals vs 7up zero lemonade drink 0 cals
⁃ Pint of London Pride Ale 199 cals vs Michelob Ultra 95 cals
Remember as part of a balanced diet it’s not a problem including some lower calorie options, especially if they mean you actually stick to it! If you want any help with making swaps just shout!