Which dinner is better for you?Dietitians share photos of almost the same meal-but one has nearly 300 calories more than the other
- Nutritionist reveals how simple swaps can have a huge impact on calorie intake
- Savina Rego shared a picture of almost identical chicken fried rice
- She said that changing the ingredients can reduce the dishes from 750 calories to 460 calories.
Nutritionists have explained why a simple food exchange to adjust diet can have a huge impact on calorie intake.
Savina Rego-named “Smart Nutritionist”-shared her similar pictures of chicken fried rice and rice and vegetables-but it contains 290 more calories.
Health experts from Perth said that reducing the amount of chicken and basmati rice, doubling the number of vegetables, and making your own sauce can reduce the calories of a dish from 750 to 460 calories.
Can you see the difference? The nutritionist has explained why a simple food exchange to adjust the diet can have a huge impact on calorie intake (Picture: Two different versions of chicken stir-fry)
What does the food on the left contain?
1½ cups cooked basmati rice
350g fried chicken (bottled sauce)
1/2 cup stir fry
What does the food on the right contain?
½ cup basmati rice
200g fried chicken (soy sauce, oyster sauce, ginger and garlic)
1 cup sauteed vegetables (carrots, peas, red onions and peppers)
The left meal contains 750 calories and includes one and a half cups of basmati rice, 350 grams of fried chicken and half a cup of vegetables-all cooked in a pre-made bottled sauce.
The 460-calorie meal on the right contains half a cup of basmati rice, 200 grams of chicken, and a bunch of vegetables such as carrots, snow peas, red onions and peppers.
Fried noodles are cooked in homemade soy sauce, which includes soy sauce, oyster sauce, ginger and garlic.
Savina wrote on Instagram: “Of course, you can exchange some ingredients on the basis of label reading and nutrition, but in fact it depends on your serving size.”
“There is no one thing that fits all health and nutrition methods. What works for you will depend on many different factors (age, gender, physical activity, medical conditions, etc.).
“The image highlights the importance of controlling portion size in your daily diet, especially if you are sedentary or suffer from chronic diseases.”
Savina Rego (pictured) said that only a few changes to the ingredients, such as reducing the amount of chicken and basmati rice, doubling the amount of vegetables, and making your own sauce, can reduce the dish from 750 calories to 460 calories.
Savina said that one of the common requests made by her followers is to share “healthy recipes.”
“The reality is “healthy”, which means that everyone has many different reasons. Health is subjective,” she said.
The truth is, you don’t need a “healthy” recipe. You can eat whatever you like. The most important thing is actually consuming it in the part that is useful to you. ”
Many people praised her for sharing her comparison. One woman said that after reducing her intake of rice, pasta and potatoes while increasing her vegetable intake, she now feels “fuller and less gassy.”