Weight management is only partially what you eat - it is also how much. Here are three strategies to help with the portion control aspect, courtesy of Cooking Light:
- Pre-portion your treats. Studies have shown those who eat straight out of the main container eat a lot more. Portioning out what you should have on your plate will help you stay on track.
- Downsize...your dishes. Bigger plates and dishes make the correct portion look too small, making it tempting to add more.
- Split the plate. Make half fruits or vegetables, one quarter starch and the remainder protein.
Eating some of the foods you enjoy and maintaining a healthy weight is possible!
- Dan Mulcahey