If you want to lose weight, you must reduce your calorie intake or burn your calories. Most people find it tedious to work on burning so many calories, so the easier way out is to reduce your intake. Usually, to lose a pound, you must reduce 3500 calories. But obviously, you shouldn’t reduce your calorie intake suddenly. Here we list a strategic way to start reducing your calorie intake to lose weight and maintain optimum health.

Weight loss goals can be achieved by reducing calorie intake

Eat eggs for breakfast

If you want to reduce your calorie intake for the day, try having eggs for breakfast. Dieticians claim, those who eat eggs for breakfast end up having 400 calories lesser than those who don’t. Try having boiled eggs rather than fried to reduce calorie intake further.

Cut out the soda

Sweetened sodas have high calories

Sweetened sodas are high on calorific value and we’re not talking about the good calories. Sugars in soda can cause your blood sugar level to spike. Cutting out sodas from your diet will make you lose a significant amount of weight by reducing calorie intake.

Don’t eat in front of the television

Eating while entertainment is on will make you end up taking in more calories than you initially desired. Usually, when you pay attention to what you are eating, you are more likely to eat lesser.

Serve smaller portions

Our eyes are bigger than our stomachs. Parents have also taught us to finish what’s on our plate. Well, wouldn’t it be wiser to just serve ourselves lesser, if that’s the case? If you still feel hungry you can serve yourself again. But by serving yourself a smaller portion, you can easily monitor your calorie intake. Besides this, you can also try using a smaller plate.

Reduce sugar based confectionery

Sugar confectionery can throw your calorie count out the window

When it comes to taste, health is most often thrown out the window. Such treats are usually made with no intention of being healthy and thus must be a rare indulgence if you are looking to reduce calorie intake.

If you can follow this regimen to start off your ‘calorie deficit weight loss plan’ then you can surely give your metabolism a good jump start to prepare for serious weight loss.

So, most Bollywood celebrities live lavish lives that we all dream of, but did you know, not all of them started at the top? Many of these stars have worked their way to the top by starting off with day jobs just like all of us.

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Zeenat Aman

Zeenat was one of Bollywood’s sex symbols in the 70’s and 80’s. She was a journalist for a magazine before she shifted her focus to a career in modelling, within which she flourished and rose to the top.

Amrish Puri

The super-villain of Indian cinema Amrish Puri was a part of Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) before superstardom.

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Raaj Kumar

Raaj Kumar was a Sub-Inspector in Mumbai police before becoming one of the most stylish actors in Bollywood.

Smita Patil

Smita worked as a Doordarshan television newscaster in the 70’s. She then entered the film industry and turned out to be a legend.

Ashok Kumar

He was a lab assistant in Himanshu Rai’s studio, and became an actor by accident. Wouldn’t you love to be in an accident like this?

Sunil Dutt

Sunil Dutt was a popular radio announcer on the legendary radio station, Radio Ceylon.

R Madhavan

This south superstar who impressed one and all with his role in ‘3 Idiots’ was a very good orator, and he started a small business, conducting workshops on communication and public speaking.

Sunny Leone

Everyone knows Sunny for her adult film industry background, but just a handful know that she worked in a German bakery and later in a tax and retirement firm. Academically, Sunny was studying to become a nurse.

Boman Irani

Boman worked as a waiter and a room service staff at a leading five-star hotel. Later, he even helped his mother at their ancestral bakery in South Mumbai.

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Jacqueline Fernandez

This beauty queen was a television reporter in Sri Lanka before contesting and winning a beauty pageant and later entering Bollywood.

John Abraham

John worked at a famous ad agency in Mumbai as a media planner where he was offered a proposal to become a model.


This South superstar hails from a humble background and had to do various jobs to support his family. He worked as a coolie, a carpenter and later a bus conductor before becoming the superstar he is today.

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Akshay Kumar

The daredevil of Bollywood was formerly a chef and waiter in Hong Kong. He was, however, a black belt in Taekwondo and soon returned to Mumbai to teach martial arts. Who knew he would end up in Bollywood back then!

Johnny Lever

The king of Indian comedy Johnny Lever hails from a humble background and had to quit school to support his family. He started by selling pens on the streets. Later he joined Hindustan Lever, where his talent of mimicry was appreciated, following which he took off to Bollywood and stuck with the stage name – Johnny Lever.