Five Helpful Strategies for Portion Control (No Measuring Required)
I’m never going to tell you that transforming your body is as simple as a calories-in-calories-out formula. To truly affect your body, you absolutely have to start with your head. You have to change the way you think about food and exercise. You’ve got to identify your motives and work hard at finding an approach that works for you. You’ve got to do your homework.
But if that all feels over-whelming, there are definitely ways that you can start to make inroads without having to get all philosophical and diligent. One of these ways is by taking a good look at your portions, and then learning how to control them. This is easier said than done. To help, I’ve compiled 5 strategies that I use to make sure that my eyes aren’t getting my stomach into trouble.
- Give Yourself a Hand: One way of eye-balling a serving is by using your closed fist as a guide. You could also imagine a deck of cards. I started doing this during my stint with the Body for Life program a few years back.
- Get Real: The truth is that most people don’t have any idea how much they are eating. Measuring is one way to get a grip on the true volume of food that you are consuming, but checking out a few online resources that actually show you what a 300 calorie meal looks like can also be enlightening:
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