The only way to lose weight is to put your body in a calorie deficit. What this means is if you truly want to lose weight you have to take in less calories than you burn.

If only it were that easy! Cutting calories leaves you feeling hungry, may lead to binge eating and can lead to muscle loss if not done correctly.

To help make this process as easy as possible for you I have compiled the best tips for cutting calories so you can lose weight and improve your health!

Consuming a low calorie, water-based soup before meals has been shown to reduce the number of total calories at that meal. Why? Because the water in the soup adds density to help fill you up quicker, but without the all the calories.

Probably the most important tip to follow when trying to burn fat is to consume a lean protein at every meal. Protein has a high thermic effect which helps burn body fat and it also keeps you feeling full for longer.

Your mom was right when she told you to eat your veggies! Vegetables and fruits are extremely nutritious and their fiber content along with the fact that they are very water-dense help fill you up and keep you full for a longer time.

A popular way to help control the amount of calories you eat in one sitting is to portion out foods into smaller containers. This will help stop you from eating through an entire big bag and it’s easy to grab a portion and go for a healthy low calorie meal on the road or at work.

You might also find that it’s easier to control your caloric intake by writing down everything you eat. This is a good way to stop yourself once you hit your daily limit and it also may shed some light on those extra calories that seem to sneak into our diets.

Slowly add these techniques into your daily lifestyle and watch as the pounds easily come off! Your family and friends will be amazed!

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