How To Lose Weight With Portion Control

It's not just about what you eat; it's about how much.

5. Slow down.

When you’re scarfing down food, you’re far more likely to pass the point of no return, eating until you feel stuffed. Slow down at mealtime and savor each bite. You can even use your grandma’s old rule of chewing each bite 20 times to get into the swing of eating slower.

6. Eat pre-portioned snacks.

Snacking itself is healthy because it curbs hunger and keeps you from making diet slip-ups. It’s our tendency to overindulge that gets us in trouble in the snack department.

Have plenty of clean-eating, proportioned snacks on hand so you’re not tempted to reach into a never-ending bag of cookies when a craving strikes. Use this handy this of 20 clean-eating snacks to help you stock up.

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8 Comments

  1. Thanks for this article. I have a lot of trouble sticking to small portions. I portion out my food and eat it. Then I go back for seconds and thirds. My stomach does not recognize that a small portion is all I need! In my youth, I would simply eat my meal and go on to other activities. Now, as a mother, I must stay in the kitchen, cooking for others and cleaning up. It seems 75 percent of my time is in the kitchen. I appreciate your ideas for better thinking and attitudes about food.

  2. Really helpful article ☺However, just a friendly suggestion that if there was an actual picture of dishes with portions of the different foods this would be really helpful in getting a better idea of how much one should eat. I think people including myself could visualize it better. Thanks

  3. Hi…
    I am asking about the firt point
    You mean i can have all these amount at once but i cant eat any one of them more than the spicifc amount of it?
    That is mean if i decided to eat just fish i can’t eat more than a checkbook amount otherwise it will cause fat… right?

  4. I am asking about the firt point
    You mean i can have all these amount at once but i cant eat any one of them more than the spicifc amount of it?
    That is mean if i decided to eat just fish i can’t eat more than a checkbook amount otherwise it will cause fat… right? I enjoy reading through your article post, I wanted to write a little comment to support you and wish you a good continuation All the best for all your blogging efforts.

    1. Deanna, The portions mentioned are a reference if someone wants to cut back on portion sizes. Please be sure to eat a well balanced diet with whole grains, fruits and veggies, nuts, berries, and protein (either lean meats or fish, or plant based proteins), for example.

      Thank you so much for your support! 🙂

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