Portion Sizes - Control Your Portions To Lose
Weight & Burn Fat
daily, I will have someone tell me that although they eat healthy
and exercise, they just can't seem to lose weight. My first thought
is often that they may be eating healthy foods, but they are probably
eating too much of them. We all know that portion sizes are out
of control at restaurants these days, but most people don't realize
that their portions are too big at home, too. Here are some simple
portion control tips that are easy to do, and can make a big difference!
- You can still eat your favorite foods, just cut your portion
size in half. For example, if you are used to eating a whole sub
sandwich at lunch, try eating a half sandwich along with some
fruits or veggies on the side. Wait a few minutes, and you will
probably find that you are too full to eat the other half.
- When you eat out, ask your server for a to-go container as soon
as your food is served.
- Then put some of the food in the container right away. This
will prevent you from eating it all just because it is there,
and you will have lunch for tomorrow.
- When dining out, ask if they offer a lunch-sized portion of
their dishes, which are smaller than their full-size dinner entrees.
- NEVER super-size!!!
- When you get home from the grocery store, separate foods into
single-servings and place them in snack bags. This will help prevent
you from eating a whole bag of chips or box of cookies later.
- Read food labels to find out exactly what a serving is. You
may be surprised to find that you are eating 3 or 4 servings of
your healthy snacks at a time. Remember - even foods that are
good for you can make you gain weight if you are eating too much
- Avoid All-You-Can-Eat buffets - do I need to say more?
- Learn these standards: 3 ounces of meat is the size of a deck
of cards, 1 ounce of meat is the size of a matchbook, 1 cup of
potatoes, rice or pasta looks like a tennis ball.
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