7 Tips for Controlling Your Portion Sizes ...


It’s easy to let the size of your meals get out of hand unless you follow a few of these tips for controlling portion sizes. It’s quite obvious that restaurant portion sizes are out of control, but it seems to be happening more and more at home too. Often, I see many clients that eat very little all day and then think that they can make up for this lack of nutrition through huge portion sizes at night. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. Your body needs the most fuel throughout the day, during the time that you are the busiest and the most active; however, many people tend to eat their largest meal at the end of the day when they are the least active and the most sedentary. Large portion sizes can lead to weight gain over time if not adjusted and down sized quickly. Follow these tips for controlling portion sizes to prevent future weight gain and possibly fend off weight related diseases too!

1. Measure

One of the best tips for controlling portion sizes is to start measuring your food. No, I’m not saying you should measure out your food for the rest of your life, but just for about a week or so or until your eyes and brain begin to understand what a correct portion looks like. Use measuring cups for things like rice, pasta, and other grains, and measuring spoons for fats like olive oil, butter, spreads, dips, and nut butters. Once you begin to relearn what a true serving looks like and how many calories are in that serving, you might find yourself less likely to keep piling your plate high.

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