Although tracking can be a super helpful tool when trying to reduce calorie intake, there are other strategies you can implement to assist in decrease your calorie intake.
Some strategies include:
Using small plates - Using smaller plates can help to reduce portion sizes and therefore decrease calories consumed
Smart Swaps - Swap higher calorie foods and drinks with lower calorie alternatives e.g swapping fizzy drinks for diet varieties
Protein - Ensure that you consume adequate protein by including a palm sizes protein portion with every meal and a protein source with each snack
Practise Mindful Eating - Eating slower and without distractions can assist in helping you tune in to your internal hunger and satiety cues
Consume Plenty of Fruit and Vegetables - Aim for approximately 1-2 x serving of fruit (150g) and 3-5 x servings of vegetables (min. 75g per serve) per day. Not only does this ensure you consume a range of vitamins and minerals but can also help with satiety.
Make time for Quality Sleep and Stress Management - Sleep and stress can have a huge impact on your food choices and ability to control your eating behaviours. Lack of sleep and increased stress can increase hunger and cravings
These small changes can make a big difference when implemented everyday.