3 Tips to get a better handle on portion control
One question I get a lot from my clients is how much of a certain food they should eat. While the concept of portion control can be helpful for some, for others it is daunting and confusing. You’ll be happy to know that it really doesn’t have to be complicated. When we focus more on the quality of the food we eat, the portion control part usually takes care of itself. We don’t usually overdo it on the broccoli and kale, right? Many times, the issue is that our body isn’t getting the nutrients it needs, so when we eat a meal (or snack) that doesn’t fulfill our needs on a cellular level, our body stays hungry, a signal that it needs more nutrition. Unfortunately, we usually grab more “fillers,” the foods higher in carbs and calories. Portion control doesn’t mean we have to measure and weigh our food, although for some people this could be helpful. Rather, being conscious & more aware of our environment, how we feel, what we’re doing and what we’re eating can be helpful. How do you manage portion control? Share with us below!
What You'll Need
- Smaller Dinner Plates
- Healthy Fats like coconut oil, avocados, raw nuts
What You'll Do
- USING SMALLER PLATES CAN BE HELPFUL: When you put food on a large plate, you almost automatically want to try to fill it up and then feel like you need to finish it all. By using smaller plates (and bowls), you may find that you eat less but still feel comfortably full.
- INCLUDE HEALTHY FATS IN YOUR DIET: This will help you feel satiated longer & allow your body to absorb the fat-soluble vitamins your body needs. Ideas include: avocado, nuts, seeds, olive oil, coconut oil, grass fed butter & ghee (clarified butter).
- DON'T SKIP MEALS: This is one of the biggest mistakes people make. Start your day with breakfast (preferably including some protein which will help you feel full longer) & plan ahead for lunch. It’s also a good idea to bring a healthy snack with you to get you through the afternoon before dinner. Portion control is very difficult when you’re starving!
Tips & Warnings
- For more support around ways to care for yourself and your health, be sure to join my Facebook Group, Women of Health And Purpose, here --> http://bit.ly/women-of-purpose-group