Portion Control

Portion Control

October 14, 2017

Oh portion control, you’re such a biotch! No one REALLY wants to deal with you….

Unfortunately and fortunately these charts tell it like it is because frankly, its not rocket science…

If you use portion control at least 80% of the time, you’re in the clear.  Here are some portion control tips that we practice and find successful. 

 

   

 

  1. TRIM down your portion. Most restaurants give you 2-3 portions in one plate. Look at serving size on things that you cook and be mindful when making things like pasta, rice, fries, potatoes..etc and make sure to only have one serving size.

 

  1. Balance out your day. You do not need to eat a huge breakfast- eat within 2 hours of waking up even if its just something small, nutrient rich, a balance of protein, carbs and fats. Could be something as simple as a protein shake with almond milk, fruit, some spinach.

 

  1. Cut your food into units. Studies show that we eat food in units. For example: cut your pizza into 8 slices instead of 16. When you order a bagel, only have 1 half of the bagel, not both sides.

 

  1. Measure, Measure, Measure! Get your mind used to “eyeballing” proper portion control by measuring most of your meals.

 

  1. PLAN AHEAD! If you do not plan ahead or have something healthy on hand to grab when you’re hungry, chances are you’ll end up making a hungry impulsive unhealthy choice.

 

  1. SLOW DOWN! Eat slowly and drink water while you’re eating. It will help with appetite control. When we eat fast, often times we eat faster than our stomach can comprehend how much we’ve eaten.

 




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