Portion Control Is Not The Enemy…
although I would like to believe it is. If you think that having too much of anything, no matter how few the calories is a good thing, you are wrong.
If you are trying to lose weight, and keep it off, portion control is going to be a big part of your solution. You might think that considering the portions you eat at every meal is too much work. When I started exercising portion control, I thought I would be overwhelmed by it. The truth is, some people take it to a whole new level by weighing everything they eat, and counting each calorie. Who has time for that?
Google is my new best friend.
Just Google “A Guide To Serving Sizes”
Now, click on images.
You won’t believe your eyes! Seriously, there are so many infographics available that make it super easy to decipher the right serving sizes for everything!
If that isn’t easy enough, there are awesome products you can buy that measure your food for you so you never have to question portions. Below are 5 great sets (of which I have 2)!
/1. Beachbody Portion Control 7 Piece Container Kit /2. Fit and Fresh Perfect Portion Kit with Breakfast Chiller and Snacker, Green /3. PortionMate – Meal Portion Control Rings and Nutrition Tool /4. Portion Cups /5. 4 Go Healthy Nutrition & Portion Control Travel Pack for Weight Loss, Dieting and Healthy Living, Microwave Safe, BPA Free (Set of 4)
So here’s the skinny on portion control for those of you who have not tried it yet…
Your Stomach… The Bottomless Pit
It’s not going to be easy at first. You might be very hungry at the beginning. That’s normal though. Stomachs have been known to EXPAND. That’s right, if you continue to overeat, your belly will grow, eventually becoming a bottomless pit that never feels satiated!
Here’s a little snippet from an article I read called Shrink Your Stomach:
“The more you eat, the more you can eat–and the more you need to feel full,” says nutrition and diet therapist Robyn Flipse, R.D. Like a rubber band, your stomach can expand or contract according to the amount of food you consume. The good news: In just one month’s time you can shrink your stomach–which will reduce the amount of food you feel comfortable eating at one sitting and help you shed pounds.
That said, what are you waiting for? Get too it and stop stuffing your face (even if it’s the good stuff)!