Make a Calorie Budget

Make a Calorie Budget

Treat your diet like you treat your finances. Make a budget for the day and stick with it. Planning ahead can help you not overspend your “calorie budget.”

Make a “down payment” early in the day by having a healthy, low calorie breakfast. Replace your favorite high-fat breakfast food, such as pop-tarts or donuts, with a lower-fat whole grain choice such as low-fat whole wheat muffins or bread. Make sure you’re earning “interest” on your food investments by investing in nutrient-dense foods. These foods (fruits, vegetables, whole grains) pack lots of added “benefits” through vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

“Save” now so you can “spend” later on a smaller sized pair of jeans!