6 Practise portion control
When it comes to tapering your calorie count, the first place to look is the size of your food portions. To change long-term eating habits, it’s best to make small changes rather than trying to adopt a rigid eating plan that will be difficult to maintain. If you’re like most Aussies, you likely eat too much meat, starchy foods, breads and sweets, and on top of that you may sip too many high-calorie, low-nutrition sugary drinks. Be aware of how much you eat and try to cut down your portions. Thirty grams less of meat per serving, a quarter cup less potatoes per serving, a smaller sandwich – it adds up. And if you drink sugary beverages, swap them for zero-calorie beverages, such as water, sparkling water, tea, coffee and diet drinks.