Portion control saved my sanity.
I know what you are thinking. Girl, what on earth are you talking about?
Hear me out.
When I started my fitness/health journey I had no idea what I was doing. (As far as the eating part). I knew I had to eat more veggies, fruit, and lean meats and less junk food.
But, what no one told me was there is a difference between portion size and serving size. I was focused on portion size because I was HUNGRY!!!
I will explain the difference between the two. Portion size is when you just pile your plate high with food. Serving size is the recommended serving to lead a healthy life. It is a much smaller amount. When at home measure food as followed.
5-6 ½ oz. Protein (lean meat, beans or seafood)
2 ½ - 3 ½ C Vegetables
1 ½ - 2 C Fruit
3 C Non-fat or low-fat dairy food
5 – 8 oz. Grain (1/2 should be from whole wheat)
If you eat out it can be a little embarrassing to whip out your measuring cups and start to sort out your food. So, here is another great, quick way to measure without embarrassing the whole family at the fancy restaurant.
* Order off the kid’s menu (smaller portions, cheaper too)
* Order an entrée, eat half and save the other half for lunch the next day
* Split an entrée with a friend
* Eat healthy appetizers, soups or a salad
Use a small plate. This gives your brain the illusion of your plate being “full”. Making you eat less.
Another quick way to measure your portions is with your hand. No, you won’t have to pick up your food with your hands. Check out the diagram below to see how.
Sneak these few tips in and you will be a portion control BADASS before you know it.
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