9 easy ways to cut calories and lose weight

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If you’re tired of following a long list of diet rules, only to get frustrated and quit when you just can’t take it anymore, you’re in luck — the most effective kind of weight loss is slow and gradual.

Weight loss doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, the easier your weight loss plan is, the more likely you are to stick with it. If you’re looking for some easy ways to cut calories and drop a few pounds, we’ve got you covered.

Eat whole foods.
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“Whole food choices, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes all pack in good-for-you nutrients and can help keep you feeling satisfied,” Lindsey Bristol, MS, RD, told INSIDER.

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Power up with protein.
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“Protein gives you longer-lasting energy and helps your body build muscle,” said Bristol. Try adding eggs, yogurt, nuts, chia seeds, nut butters, or oatmeal with milk to your breakfast food options and morning routine to start your day with a protein-rich meal.

Cut calories at each meal.
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It’s not uncommon for people to drastically-reduce their calories in an attempt to lose weight fast. Unfortunately dipping too low in calories can cause you to feel hungry all the time and lead to overeating at the next meal. That’s why Dr. Luiza Petre, MD, told INSIDER that you’re better off to slash 100 calories at each meal. This is equal to a tablespoon of mayo on a sandwich or butter on a morning piece of toast.

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