Small Dietary Changes Add Up

Ben Franklin said, “A penny saved, is a penny earned.” Yet we haven’t yet learned the corollary: A few calories skipped, results in significant long-term weight loss. NHANES data reveals that between 1971 and 2002 Americans increased their daily caloric intake by 200 calories for men and 300 for women. Yet, the calories per eating episode increased by only 60 calories (5 per day).

PositiveTip: Small cuts in calories over time can make a significant difference, positive or negative, over time! Skipping a snack or two per day will make an impact.