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Mar 02

5 Tips to Control Portion Sizes

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A healthy diet is an important part of weight loss. Nutrition is about 70% of your overall goal. If you get it properly, you are well on your way to getting that body that you have always wanted. Eating more often with smaller portions is one of the best ways to improve your metabolism and therefore your body size. Controlling the portion to actually make it a small meal is the key. Without properly portioning our smaller meals, we might end up having six regular sized meals instead of smaller meals which will takes us to the opposite direction of our goal.

Here are a few easy tips so that we can portion a better and more balanced meal.

Have Some Salad
Having some salad before dinner will curb that appetite and the fibers in the salad will make us fuller. Include some protein in your salad though for additional energy that way you will feel fuller at dinner and not eat a lot. Dinner is an important meal to lessen because you are about to sleep and our bodies tend to not use a lot of energy at this time. Therefore, if we eat a lot, our bodies will convert the remaining resources to fat.

Buy in Smaller Servings
Buy snacks in smaller servings. If you must have ice cream, do not buy a gallon.  Instead, buy a pint so that you will not be tempted to finish it while in front of the T.V. Smaller sized snacks will, of course, make you eat less and therefore easier to manage weight.



Eliminate the Possibility of Seconds
This can be done easier by not serving your meals in large containers. Put your meal on a plate and finish it. Chew longer to make it easier for your body to digest the food and therefore process it better. Slower chewing also will give your body time to let you know that you are actually already full.

Mix and Match Your Meals
We are used to making salads the side dish. This time, make meat your side dish and load up on veggies and healthy grains. This will make you feel fuller faster because of the fiber in the veggies and the meat will just make things taste better. Protein is important in every meal too so make sure that you choose lean meat sources.

Master Kid Servings
If you have a kid and you cook for them. Start measuring your meals the same way you measure theirs. This is an easy way to portion your meals better and can be easier on your pocket too. Having smaller meals will be easier this way and if you have a kid that enjoys eating with you, then this can also be a fun way to get into a proper diet plan.

– Wishing you continued success in your fitness journey!

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