5 Ways to Keep the Calories Low
Counting calories and keeping track of the number of foods taken in a day can be difficult. Instead, when you choose to consume foods that already have low calories and can boost your energy - counting calories become a thing of the past.
Here are 5 ways you can keep the calories low (without counting every single one!)
1) Keep a Distance from Tempting Foods
There are some foods that we just find so hard to say no to - potato chips, biscuits, ice-cream. Try to keep them out of your kitchen! If these tempting foods are already in your kitchen and pantry, toss them out or bring them to a friend's party to share instead. Help everyone in the family eat healthier and when someone else is doing the grocery shopping, pass them the responsibility too!
2) Say Hello to Fruit and Veggies
You can enjoy a healthy, plant-based eating plan with plenty of fresh fruit and veggies packed with fibre. Try to fill your meals with 2-3 servings of vegetables and 2 servings of fruit a day. The plate method in having 1/4 with a low GI carbohydrate like Kirapaddy, 1/4 with lean meat or other proteins and the remaining 1/2 plate with a generous serving of vegetables. For dessert, swap out cakes or ice-cream for greek yoghurt with a little honey and dress it with fruit. You'll be amazed at how many calories and how much sugar you could cut down and still have a sweet-ending to your meal.
Kirapaddy contains only 18g carbohydrate per 100g of cooked rice
3) Crop your Cutlery
Based on research by Brian Wansink, professor of marketing and Cornell University, New York and director of the school's Food and Brand Lab, he says that the more food you put in front of you, the more you're likely to eat. Serve your meals on smaller dinnerware and use tall, narrow glasses to trick your brain into resetting its expectations of a normal portion size - you might just see yourself feeling more satisfied with less food.
4) Choose Fibre-licious Food
Singapore's Ministry of Health recommends a dietary fibre intake of 20g for women and 26g for men, ensuring that you take both insoluble and soluble fibre into your system. When you buy foods, check the labels to see if there is and how much dietary fibre is in it. Fibre helps you feel full for a longer period of time and also shown to help with lowering cholesterol. Always remember that whole foods and whole grains are better than processed foods.
Kirapaddy has been tested and contains both soluble and insoluble dietary fibre. Each bowl of 200g cooked rice has 2g of dietary fibre.
5) Get a Move On Throughout the Day
Sometimes we can't fit in that daily gym or workout session, but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't try to move. Opt for taking the stairs up and down the office or cut out that lunchtime bubble tea craving and go for a short stroll during your break. Adults should be getting up to 300 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week to help keep in the pink of health. So, start incorporating some physical activity in your daily routines - because every minute counts!
Pen these down as part of your resolution for the year, don't let anything get in the way of keeping in shape and remember to aim for a healthier you in 2019.
Change your rice, change your life