Smart swaps cut calories
LET’S be honest, very few of us have any interest in calorie counting, yet being aware of the number in particular foods is important given we tend to burn fewer calories each day thanks to our increasingly sedentary lifestyles.
It may also come as a surprise to hear there are a number of simple supermarket swaps that would help us to cut our calorie intake while still eating similar types of food.
Here are some of the smart swaps that will slash hundreds of calories from your regular diet.
Extra large slices of bread for traditional slices
The larger the bread slices, the greater the amount of carbs and calories.
When you take a closer look at some of the large bread slices sold in supermarkets, a single slice can contain as many as 120 calories compared to just 90 calories in a smaller traditional slice of bread.
Crackers for wafer thins
There are many different varieties of crackers and while some of the plain crackers are low in calories, some of the flavoured biscuits and rice crackers in multi-packs can contain more carbohydrates than two slices of bread, or as much fat as potato chips.
Much better options are the thin wafers that contain half as many calories and carbohydrates as some crackers and no fat.
Regular sausages for extra lean
The average regular snag comes in between 140–170 calories in a single sausage compared to less than 100 calories for an extra-lean snag.
HOW THE COOKIE CRUMBLES: A piece of shortbread can contain double the calories and fat than that of a plain sweet biscuit.