- This post was sponsored by Hood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
As I mentioned before I have lost about 15 pounds this year. I want to continue my journey and lose more. I thought I would share with you the ways that I learned how to reduce calories and lose weight. This is just what I did and it worked for me. Let’s see if it can work for you!
The first thing I did was to cut out the sugary sodas. I went from one soft drink a day minimum to about 3 a week. I used to drink up to about 3 soft drinks a day. Those are just not healthy for you. It’s a good riddance in my book. What I’m doing instead is making tea and only using a half cup of sugar per gallon of tea. That means I went from drinking 250 calories at a time down to 50 calories in drinks per day. That was a great way to save calories.
The next thing I did was increase my fiber. I went from hardly one salad a week to having it 3x a week in my lunch that I take to work with me. Let me tell you that the salad most definitely keeps me fuller longer. That salad works on cutting your hunger. This last week I’ve not done as well eating my salads and I craved junk all week. This next week I’m back to salads each day. They just work.
Then I decided I needed to add working out to my routine. See my pic above? That’s when my family and I all did a 5k. It was such a great day. I love how I feel when I work out. So, I now get up at 5am and work out a minimum of 2 times per week and I walk a minimum of 2 days per week. This has really ramped up my metabolism and helps me burn more calories. It’s a great way to get over those plateaus that you hit.
The last thing I changed was to add Hood Calorie Countdown to my daily breakfast with my hard boiled egg. I am excited to share some information about this new option from Hood with you. You can grab a coupon to try it here.
What are the benefits of Hood Calorie Countdown?
I have to admit it’s going to be difficult to share every benefit of Hood Calorie Countdown but I will focus on those benefits that stand out to me. There are options of Whole, 2%, Fat-Free and even chocolate milk Hood Calorie Countdown. With that being said, the benefit is that you won’t have to worry about removing dairy from your diet, because there is 75% less sugar and carbs in Hood Calorie Countdown than regular whole milk.
The great benefit of Hood Calorie Countdown is that you’re able to intake fewer calories than traditional milk, such as the whole milk option that has 42% fewer calories than regular 2% milk. The benefit of being able to enjoy milk every morning with a hard-boiled without worrying about the calories, carbs or sugar intake has been a major life changer for me. Hood Calorie Countdown doesn’t make me worry about enjoying a nice glass of milk before the start of my day.
I usually buy my Hood Calorie Countdown at Walmart. They have a great selection and it’s easy enough to find. While I rarely by the 2% reduced fat chocolate Hood Calorie Countdown, I can tell it’s a better option to try for chocolate milk too because it has 67% fewer carbs and 75% less sugar than traditional chocolate milk per 1 cup serving. As a whole Hood Calorie Countdown is a great option for any family seeking to try this reduced carb, sugar and calorie option in their home.
Hood Calorie Countdown is made by blending ultra-filtered milk with water, cream and other ingredients to create a delicious, creamy taste that also delivers fewer calories, carbs, and sugars than regular milk. This product is made with milk that comes from farmers who’ve pledged to not use artificial growth hormones, which is another bonus for me when it comes choosing Hood Calorie Countdown.
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