Smaller Food Serving Sizes and
A Smaller Dress Size.
By reducing your food serving sizes little by little, and using some portion control tips to adjust the energy levels in your food, you can be losing weight quickly and easily, and getting into those smaller clothes.
If you’ve put on weight then, the total of your food portions is more than your body needs.
It’s easy to eat more than’s required, not only because there is so much available to eat, but also because there’s a lot more high energy foods available that you rely on for ease and convenience.
The food portions of these meals has increased too, in fact, you’re encouraged to upsize your meals instead of downsize.
And we just aren’t as active anymore.
Dinner’s at home have become upsized too.
Rushing around all day can mean that you don’t eat enough during the day, by dinner you’re starving, and there seems no end to how much you can eat.
Eating later has become the norm as well which neither helps with digesting and using the energy from our foods, or with the amount we eat.
There are however some simple ways to take control of your food portion size.
Food serving sizes - scales not required!
Being busy and time-poor means you want a simple guide to measuring how much you should be eating.
You can use your plate. By drawing imaginary lines on your plate, you can use these as a guide to serving up each type of food:
- Meats, fish, chicken (protein foods) should cover one-quarter of your plate.
- Pasta, rice, potatoes (carbohydrates) should cover one-quarter of your plate
- Vegetables and salads should fill the other half of your plate.
You can even go further, and use plates that are the right size, already marked for you and look good
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Another scale-less way to simple portion control
This method is very simple, and with it you can keep the whole family on track, kids included.
- Meats, fish, chicken (protein foods) are the size of your palm, and as thick. So, if you're dishing up for your children, their protein will be the size and thickness of their palm; for your husband, his protein serve is equivalent to the size and thickness of his.
- Pasta, rice, potatoes (carbohydrates) should be the size of your fist. So, again, for your children it’s the size of their fist, your husband the size of his and so on.
- Vegetables and salads are measured by cupping your two hands together, and the same for the rest of the family.
A couple more portion control tips
- If you find that you're eating a lot more than the above amounts at dinner, don't try and drop immediately to these food portions. It may be difficult to maintain, or you'll find yourself very hungry. Start slow, and give yourself time to adjust.
- Use one of the above easy methods. They don’t take a lot of time, and they don’t require you getting out scales, or cups or measures. Everything’s right there, simple, quick, effective.
- Start now! And keep at it. Stick a note up in your kitchen to remind yourself when your dishing up. That little reminder is just like you’re shopping list, or your diary. It helps you keep on track.
You can start now, adjust your food serving sizes today, adjust your dress size tomorrow.
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