Day 6- Control

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Like i said in my post the other day about going out to eat, it doesnt have to be a nightmare… well neither does eating over at a friends house or family dinners. if they dont cook your “diet” meals well then what you need my friend is PORTION CONTROL. 

people cant always count all of their calories. in times like that you really have to put your diet cap on and use it! i’ll share a few tips that i use when using portion control. first off, you gotta trick your mind into thinking you have more then you do. before you serve yourself a giant plate of yummy, grab a smaller plate, put your small portions on that smaller plate. spread the stuff out. tonight i spread out my rice, and my veggies so that it looked like more of my plate was covered. i tricked my mind into thinking i had SOOOO much more food then i really did. then try to drink a good bit of water before your meal, as your eating take small bites and take your time chewing up your food. i had a delicious meal tonight at my mom n grams. i was nervous about not being able to count my calories so that is what i did. 

portion control is very effective in losing weight. if you take the meal that you would ordinarily eat, cut that in half and just start eating that, i bet you will lose weight. most americans dont have control over there portions. i too am guilty of this, we tend to cook way too much food bc we think if our loved ones are nice n full that they are happy, when we are really just hurting them by shoving way to much food down their throats. remember … how long does that sensation of that food last on your taste buds?? not long at all so lets not let it get out of hand.  and be sure to drink lots of water!!!

sorry this blog is short tonight but i am sooo tired. it was a very long day, after the gym i came home and winter cleaned and i have so much more to do.

REVIEW: TIPS ON PORTION CONTROL:

  1. CHOOSE A SMALL PLATE
  2. USE SMALL SERVING SPOONS
  3. SPREAD OUT YOUR SERVINGS
  4. CUT INTO SMALL PIECES/TAKE SMALL BITES
  5. TAKE YOUR TIME CHEWING AND SAVORING
  6. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER BEFORE YOU EAT
  7. YOUR PORTIONS SHOULD BE AT LEAST HALF THE SIZE YOU’D NORMALLY HAVE.
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