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Dietitian Paula Norris shares snaps of her stir fries – but one packs nearly double the calories 

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Can you spot which meal is healthier? Dietitian shares snaps of her stir fries – but one packs nearly double the calories

  • A dietitian revealed how simple swaps can make a difference to your calories
  • Paula Norris, from Melbourne, shared two identical pictures of beef stir fry
  • However, one dish contained 335 more calories than the other one
  • Paula said more veg, less rice and using sriracha instead of sweet chilli helps
  • She recommends eating more of the foods which are good for you to fill you up 

A dietitian has revealed how tweaking your diet with simple food swaps can make a huge difference to your calorie intake.

Paula Norris, from Melbourne, shared a picture of two nearly identical beef stir fries with basmati rice – but one dish contains 335 calories more than the other. 

The nutrition expert explained how making just a few changes to the ingredients can cut the dish from 735 to 400 calories by reducing the portion size of beef and rice, almost doubling the amount of vegetables and substituting sweet chilli sauce for sriracha.

A dietitian has revealed how tweaking your diet with simple food swaps can make a huge difference to your calorie intake (pictured: two beef stir fries with different calories)

A dietitian has revealed how tweaking your diet with simple food swaps can make a huge difference to your calorie intake (pictured: two beef stir fries with different calories)

What does the meal on the left contain? 

* One cup of basmati rice 

* One tablespoon of sweet chilli sauce

* 180g meat

* Extra Virgin olive oil

* Vegetables 

 

Source: Instagram 

What does the meal on the right contain?

* Half a cup of basmati rice

* Half a cup of cauli rice

* Two teaspoons of sriracha (less needed as it is stronger)

* 80g meat

​* Spray oil

* 200g more vegetables

‘Spot the difference Sunday,’ Paula posted on Instagram. ‘The meal on the right has 200 grams extra veg.’

The dietitian – who has 116,000 followers on Instagram – explained that ‘eating more volume for the same or even less calories is key for satiety’. 

‘As you can see, a few small tweaks and you can save calories whilst maintaining protein at a level that will keep you full and increase your micronutrient (vitamin and mineral) intake through more vegetables,’ she said. 

Paula Norris (pictured), from Melbourne, shared a picture of two nearly identical beef stir fries with basmati rice - but one dish contains 335 calories more than the other

Paula Norris (pictured), from Melbourne, shared a picture of two nearly identical beef stir fries with basmati rice – but one dish contains 335 calories more than the other

Many praised her for sharing her simple comparisons, with one woman saying: ‘Very useful info, thanks for sharing’ and another adding: ‘This is such a great comparison’.

Another said: ‘So many good tips and reminders here’.

Paula is known for illustrating the surprising comparisons in a graph to show people exactly what calories look like in similar foods.

Previously, she explained how a simple salad with chicken and rice can be cut from 900 to 600 calories by substituting some of the meat for black beans, and having a smaller portion of higher calorie ingredients such as avocado.

The dietitian - who has 116,000 followers on Instagram - explained that 'eating more volume for the same or even less calories is key for satiety' (another comparison snap pictured)

The dietitian – who has 116,000 followers on Instagram – explained that ‘eating more volume for the same or even less calories is key for satiety’ (another comparison snap pictured)

Paula is known for illustrating the surprising comparisons in a graph to show people exactly what calories look like in similar foods (pictured)

Paula is known for illustrating the surprising comparisons in a graph to show people exactly what calories look like in similar foods (pictured)

‘Spot the difference between these two dishes,’ Paula said.

‘I have always been a hungry human. So here’s an example of what I do so that I don’t go overboard on the calories whilst still getting plenty of food.’

Paula added that the meal on the left side of the post contains a staggering 900 calories, while the one on the left boasts just 600 calories. 

​The differences between the meals include varying amounts of chicken breast, oil, rice, avocado and pumpkin seeds – as well as the addition of black beans in the more low cal version of the two dishes.

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