Now that I’ve got your attention, I’d like to take a few minutes to discuss something everyone loves to talk about… Portion control.
Over eating and portion control is an issue for so many of us. Today we’re served enormous portions at restaurants in comparison to the portions Americans received just a few decades ago.
Nearly every fast food joint around provides an option to “go large” for just a few cents more, couple this with the fact that most consumers are trying to find the best value for their money, it only makes sense to indulge. The problem is unless you’re splitting that meal with someone, you’re doing your body a disservice by loading up on extra fat and calories.
Size really does matter, when it comes to good eating habits, we need to be aware of proper portion sizes and familiarize ourselves with food labels so we know a true serving size.
Here’s a list of practical things that will help you be aware of your portions and ultimately have greater success in living a healthy and fit life.
1. Use The Hand Guide
The Hand Guide is a quick and easy portion control reference that you’ll never leave without lol.
2. When eating out.
Split a meal with a friend when out at a restaurant or ask for a to go box as soon as your food arrives and wrap up half for later. This will prevent you from picking at your plate after you’ve eaten a proper portion and are probably full anyway.
Eat between meals, don’t worry about “spoiling your appetite”. Eat when you feel hungry, healthy snacks are a great way to keep your energy up and help prevent bingeing at meal times.
4. Portion control plates
5. Plan ahead
6. Measure your foods
7. Why waste calories on beverages?
8. Take your time and enjoy!
I believe in living a healthy and balanced life, hopefully these tips will help you have as much success in your health and fitness journey as you desire. By making simple yet effective changes like these to your eating habits and incorporating regular exercise, you don’t have to deprive yourself of an occasional night out for dessert or drinks.
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